beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Is there a beer NOT brewed in limited quantites? When unlimited beer is invented, please tell me, along with Bob and Doug McKenzie. Anyway, this limited quantity beer is excellent in a really raw way. If you like your Belgian-style beer simple, headstrong, and sweet, or if you just like really strong flavors, you’ll like it. The nose can make you drunk, with sharp alcohol, spicy smelling esters, and an obvious sweetness. Color is as dark as a stout, with a huge head. Taste is simple, very sweet with all the yeast flavors knocking any possible malt and hop flavors out of bounds. The alcohol presence is huge, and yes, the beer is effervescent like a sparkling wine. Maybe as this ages, it will balance out more. But that’s not saying the flavor is bad, I really liked it. I drank the whole 750 ml bottle waaaay too fast. Good thing I got three more, since they’re only $4.99 a bottle. FYI, palate is a five because if the beer was heavier -- it’s medium bodied, with the aforementioned effervesence lightening it up even more -- it would be too cloying; they hit the palate on the head perfectly.