Serafijn Christmas Angel

$11.99, Cheers, Carrollton, GA, USA. 750 mL bottle, capped. Poured into the Urthel goblet.
Big frothy head sits atop the burned orange colored body. Carbonation is a little too lively for my liking – seems kind of fizzy. Musty yeast in the nose.
Fruits are all over the place on the initial taste, but these back off quickly to leave a dry and surprisingly balanced beer. Not much sweetness in fact. A mild white pepper bitterness sits against the Belgian candy and yeast, and the overall experience is quite tempered. Carbonation makes in a touch prickly. A slight champagne like dry character about this one.
Nice beer but a couple of things; it fails to really show an identity. Not quite fruity enough, not quite spicy enough, not quite enough alcohol flavor, and as a result it seems to get lost in the shuffle. I also prefer a lighter (Duvel like) pale yellow color in my Belgian Pale’s. Not really a big deal, but nonetheless something that I would like to see.
Not bad, but considering the, “I was not blown away” factor, too pricey for me to be a regular in the Belgian rotation.

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03/07/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.6
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