« on: May 18, 2015, 05:45:07 PM »
Keith AKA majorvices
Appeared cloudy in the bottle so I gave it a roll, what they heck. Pours hazy light yellow, bright white tiny bubble head that faded fairly fast to a lasting ring of white. Light lacing that almost makes legs. The nose is light Belgian spicy esters, light graininess, and a lemon-lime zest that strengthens as it warms. Flavor is a combo, one might say "happy marriage" of Belgian esters and lemon-lime zest and fresh juices. A light malty graininess supports. I didnt pick out any specific hop flavor but the bitterness is at a perfect level to support that citrus flavor without pushing it. Finishes dry and clean with a faint lingering lemon-lime. The finish reminds me of the finish of a citrus selzer. Medium light body, fluffy, well carbonated. No astringency or stickiness or slickness. Invites multiple sips. Super enjoyable, light, inviting, refreshing beer. I would buy this by the 12 pack all summer long! The little lady got a 6 ounce pour of this. Her first words were "Oh oh, Belgian" not her favorite style. She got lime and fresh ginger. Couldn't find that nasty spice they usually have. She finished it in 3 sips and wants me to find more.
After tasting and making notes, I read the brewer's notes. 4.8 %, no coriander, lime leaves, ginger, and chamomile instead. Great beer Keith! You really ought to open a brewery and sell this stuff ;-)
My obligatory rate-beer rating on this one is 4.5 and I have no idea how it would do at a BJCP comp, or where you would enter it. But stand alone, just a beer as it is on its lonesome... mighty fine. It deserves a 45 somewhere.