fiulijn (21019) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris
Hazy golden color with huge and compact head. Very nice aroma, fresh fruity, tropical; a bit more pungent than the 6.1, and therefore more interesting; it has a grassy and sweaty mild hop character. Lean body, good malt flavor, with a delicate crispness; the hopping provides mountain tops of fruits and mild resins, and a subdued grassy touch; long and persistent final, with some dynamic hope bite, not a vulgar strength.
The non-oaking and the dry-hopping both add an extra point to this version.
Best French beer of the year.