Monday, March 1, 2010
Ratebeer 3.74 96th percentile
Beer Advocate A-
This is a glorious Belgian Strong Ale. The nose is big with tart lemons, yeast, spices and grass. The alcohol tingle hits the tongue and provides an almost effervescent feel. There is so much going on with the spicy hops, the lemons, grasses, tart yeast and ripe light fruits. I think there were pears and apricots amongst those flavours. At the end the tart spicy bitterness snaps the tongue dry.
The lingering spice, ripe fruits and alcohol burn never went away.
Alcohol Content +1 8.5%
It burned at the start; it burned at the end. The burn never seemed out of place.
This was a great, strong ale. If you like your saisons, as I do, this is make your palate happy.
Ingame Enhancement +1
I love it when gamers suffer from the dreaded syndrome known as TMSPS (Too Much Spare Time Syndrome). They use this free time to make beautiful maps for Left 4 Dead. The fire and ice map is visually stunning. I found myself staring at the details and not fighting zombies.
This is a beautiful Belgian strong ale/saison. As I write this review up my mouth is watering. It was all there;spices from the hops, alcohol burn, effervescence, lemons, tart yeast and light fruits. This would make a perfect pairing with any meal, including breakfast cereal.
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