Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)

VERY excited to try any new Ommegang beer and the fact that this is pitched in the way it is (as a somewhat potential “single” or “simple” Belgian Ale) makes me even more interested.
750 mL, corked & caged, packaged on 01/19/10, Best By 01/2011.
Color on the pour into the Duvel tulip is a little darker and more orange than I was expecting. Head is not well retained and fades to a thin film on the beer and some scant lace. A little disappointed in the color, I wanted something lighter.
Nose offers up some serious yeast and some simple, grape like aromas.
The initial tastes enhance the fruit and the beer comes through as sweet which denies the “Dry Hopped” text on the label. A LOT of pineapple and other sweet tropical fruit come through as well, but the finish is surprisingly dry considering the nose and sweet fruit angle that hits the palate initially.
It’s a little confusing to me as to what a “Belgian Pale Ale” is. Is it a Belgian Simple, or single, is it a watered down Belgian IPA, is it an American version of a Belgian Ale? Dunno.
Confusing beer that is solid and drinkable but I’m not really sure what Ommegang was reaching for here. I’d like to hear more from the brewers on this one.

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04/11/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.98
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