Alhel himself was a sort of Belgian Emperor Norton.
Named after a very obscure Belgian clown from the 19th century. A pint on the house will go to the first person to identify the name of the father of this clown. Now back to the beer - this pale orange strong ale is brewed with the Trappist ale used in the Abbe Castello and has a similar fruity ester flavor. It is mildly hopped and subtly spiced with a not-so-secret blend of sweet orange peel, cardamom, and ginger; along with a fair amount of Belgian Candi Sugar to make this beer full, dry, and dangerously drinkable. Probably the closest thing to it on the market is La Chouffe, but that has coriander instead. Estimated alcohol by volume is 9.1%!!!
bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium amber. Strange herbal aroma. Flavor seems like all spice- definitely bitter, but not very. Interesting, and itís Belgian, but off the beaten Belgian path. Unusual, but not complex.
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