Additional notes 06/23/21, pictured 05/27/23
Very little to add even over twelve years on from the original review. It’s one of those beers that in terms of its appearance, and the overall experience, virtually nothing has changed. That’s on the back of my palate no doubt changing over that time, but it’s incredibly comforting find such consistency both in product and in my feeling and perception of the beer.
Picture from June 2021.
Original Notes 04/14/2009
Having drunk this several times before, I decided it was time to write a review.
There are no surprises here, this is simply a high powered, high quality Belgian Pale. Nothing else to report.
Amazingly attractive body, a perfect golden orange color and although the head is neither massively rocky, nor huge, it has great retention, and the little lacing it leaves is really solid.
Massive alcohol and esters are there all the way through. The classic Belgian yeasts are supremely evident and I feel that this is simply a standard for the style. Lots of pear, pineapple and other fruits this is a dangerous combination of alcohol and drikability.
Body remains satisfying all the way through – a truly GREAT beer.