Corked and caged 750 mL brown bottle with screen-printed label. Bullock’s, Marietta, GA, USA. Opens with a gentle “pop” and some champagne like vapors.
Poured into the Gouden Carolus flute. Orange butterscotch pour with a large white, dense head and some lacing. Carbonation is good. Alcoholic pepper notes dominate the nose. Tastes are dominated by hard, winter fruits; apples, gooseberries & pears. The obvious yeast and alcohol Belgian influenced overtones are present. The spices are difficult for me to pin down but I get a distinct orange/clove taste – reminiscent of a mulled wine cocktail, with the addition of citrus or satsuma’s. A bit of Christmas.
Velvet soft carbonation and body – delicious. Mouthfeel is sumpuous.
Immensely quaffable and at 10% ABV you need to be careful.