Parallel 49 / Barkerville Brewing Co. Run to the Hills – Belgian Golden Strong Ale at 8% ABV

Parallel 49 / Barkerville Brewing Co. Run to the Hills Belgian Golden Strong Ale at 8% ABV (C$2.29 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 341 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 16-Apr-2016, reviewed 29-Jun-2016)

Appearance: clear pale gold with one fat finger of fluffy white head, good retention and chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: stone fruit, candi sugar, grainy pale malt, apple. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter, mild alcohol. (6/10) Medium-light slightly oily body, lively sustained carbonation, sweet and mildly warming slightly spicy finish. (3/5)

Well, it’s golden and strong, but I’m not getting a whole lot of Belgian character here – no banana or bubblegum, though there’s definite candi sugar. Fairly easy-drinking for a relatively high ABV, though, so there’s that. (12/20)

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