New Belgium Brewing Company / Hof Ten Dormaal Lips of Faith Series Golden Ale – Belgian Pale Ale at 7% ABV

New Belgium Brewing Company / Hof Ten Dormaal Lips of Faith Series Golden Ale Belgian Pale Ale at 7% ABV (C$6.00 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 355 ml, best before 12-Mar-2017, acquired 26-Jun-2016, reviewed 27-Jun-2016)

Appearance: clear straw with a short, short-lived white head, minimal lacing. (2/5) Aroma: carrot, floral, apple and pear, pepper, bready yeast, earthy. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, light peppery spice. (7/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry spicy and mildly warming finish. (3/5)

Meh – not terrible, but not great, either. Almost like carrot cake: you know how, sometimes, carrot cake can be pretty good, but other times, it’s too carroty? And even when it’s not too carroty, it’s still not as good as chocolate cake? Well, that’s how this is like carrot cake. Except the chocolate cake is other Belgian Pale Ales. And the carrot is, well, carrot. (13/20)

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