Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013 Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on gas flow from The Brewery, Chch. It appeared much lighter than the colour on the Wigram website, tending toward lightish gold with a fluffy white head that sat and endured - no mean feat for gas flow. It really was a good looking beer. The aroma was so typically Belgian with aroma of basement, sour lemon and grassy perfume all at once. This was consistent with the flavour which also had good fine tingly bubbles in its mouthfeel. In terms of flavour it wasn’t a massive shock of spritzy Belgian ale, but was more restrained and had a pub ale feel to it. I’ll be honest and say it isn’t the most remarkable, but then saying that it has all the hallmarks of a consistent quaffing ale (if you quaff 6.6% beers as I sometimes have been known to do to my detriment). I rather liked it.
Ill say this, it does’t taste like a belgian, and doesn’t taste like a pale ale. It pours a dark caramel amber color. Like a Disaronno brown. Doesn’t leave much of a head. I poured this beer expecting a a belgian yeasty smell or a hoppy scent, I got neither, but was instead greeted with this banana bready caramel aroma which I quite liked, The flavor was much the same. If they marketed this as such I think it would get some better attention. beer-yum (1825) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2014 Surprisingly enjoyable change from the usual hoppy balance pale ales. The best brew I’ve had from this brewery - and good enough to make me re/try some of their other beers (again). Tonybaldeagle (61) - - JUN 1, 2013
A warm flavoursome beer that is sophisticated and distinguished with complex spicy, fruity and malt tones. Definitely a favourite.
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