Vapeur En Folie

750 mL bottle, capped & corked from Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA. Cork comes out pretty easily with on a dull pop. Champagne style with large dimpled bottom. Green.
Pour is a golden orange with a fine, light froth for the head. Some good haze and the fine carbonation leads to some nice smoothness in the mouth.
Nose has some floral notes and a does of medicinal, estery, phenol. Not strong but noticeable.
There is a fairly large hop profile for a beer of this type. Of course, that’s not to say that it’s remotely “hoppy” as such, but there is a little medicinal note that feels oily and hop based. Some orange peel and cumin comes through, but even though they are detectable you would really put it down as a big note. Nicely classified in the BSPA category. A little extra lemon and citrus as it warms and I go down the bottle.
Alcohol is well-hidden and only gives a tiny bit of warmth.
The beer does have a touch of cardboard (a typical musty note) about it particularly in the finish, but to be honest that may be related to its age. Without any dates on the bottle, it’s difficult to know. It doesn’t detract very much from the experience anyway.
All in all a nice beer that drinks well and is enjoyable.

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08/08/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4
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