Look at the can.
Look at the name.
Does all of that not make you think that this will be another spicy, pepper infused beer? Yes. Yes it does. And that is why it had been sitting in the fridge for so long.
Mark and I finally broke it out at our Christmas dinner since we were already beyond caring about what we drank next (we were 10 in already).
It poured out cloudy orange and we both took a deep breath and got ready to have our nostrils tickled with spice. What we got was…yeast.
Huh? Where’s the heat? What’s going on here?
If we were to read the label on the can, we probably would have realized that it’s not a spiced ale or a pepper porter, it’s a Belgian Ale. It tasted fantastic. It was creamy, and very yeasty. It was a great example of the style. These are traditionally high in alcohol, and this one at 8%, doesn’t even come close to tasting boozy.
I’m so sad that I waited this long to drink it.
Country of Origin: Belgium
Alcohol Content: 8%
Vessel: Glass by way of can