Redemption

Thanks go out to jgaston for the trade. Apparently, $6.99 from Ledger’s Liquors.
Corked & Caged 750 mL presentation. Poured into the Duvel tulip. Golden/yellow hazy pour with plenty of floaties. Thin head, minimal; wispy lace.
Lack of body and lack of depth IN THE GLASS make this a tad disappointing initially – but it gets much better. Plenty of good Belgian yeast notes in the nose. Not much else. Reminds me of a Wit.
Tastes are simple. Very, very mild spice and a touch of yeast. Mouthfeel is better than the head would suggest. Some slight bitterness and tartness in the finish, but it’s not much.
I would put this in the category of an everyday Belgian. My guess is that this beer will be HORRIBLY under-appreciated in the US becasue these subtle, low ABV, mild brews are not widely accepted here. That problem is probably exacerbated by the “Russian River” factor where many drinkers are looking for some HUGE impact – this is a nice beer that might be too subtle for many US based BA’s.

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12/15/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.88
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