Also known as ‘Go to town and get me a barrel… bottle of chocolate!’
The aroma is red wine, grape, and chocolate mixed with cardboard. Taste is red wine, sweet like a brown sugar, a hint of bitter but cannot place what, coffee beans and a whole lot of chocolate. Aftertaste is dusty chocolate that fades into red wine finish. An oily texture thats not clingy, with low carbonation thats easy to drink. This has been Dubbel from Emelisse brewery standing at 7.5%. And I want another one.
Actually I just thought of something. At work we have these Cocoa nibs with a syrup on them. That are sweet, chocolatey and bitter. Rings any bells?
This one took me by suprise. This one is Blanche de Bruxelles from Lefebvre brewery standing at 4.5%. From pouring it, which is one of the palest beers I can think of ever having, I really expected to by smacked by a sour taste. Only to get an extremely mellow taste. To which I am having so much trouble trying to figure out just what I can taste. After a proper think I want to say it is appley, hints of orange and peach, but unbelievably lightly. The aroma is soapy with a smidgen of citrus.This is rare for me but the carbonation is fun, soft and completely unintrusive. The texture shares these qualities. The aftertaste is somehow not watery or unpleasant, it is a little sharp then very clean, lightly crisp even.
As uneventful as this is, I think I’m a little bit smitten with this lil white beer.