It’s one of those forays into Belgian beers where it’s never quite what you expect, and you’re not even sure what you were expecting in the first place. For all that, I thought it was pretty good. A little different, but pretty good nonetheless. Let’s hit my notes.
Appearance: Pours a rich brown, with a thick tan head. Mostly clear. I expected more of a yellow color.
Smell: Fruity—apple, berry… Jolly Rancher? Sweet sugar. Mostly sweet apple and a little funky sourness.
Taste: Sour, musty—à la a Belgian farmhouse ale—perhaps green apple. Malty. Leather? A hint of it’s alcoholic strength. Candy-ish.
Mouthfeel: Full, rich; not chewy-thick though. Lots of carbonation, effervescence… light.
Overall, it’s a musty-sour-sweet-funky Belgian ale, full of complexity and pretty good. I won’t say it’s the best Belgian beer I’ve had, but it stands up.