Four Winds Brewing Co. Apparition West Coast White Ale – Belgian IPA at 6% ABV | 60 IBU

Four Winds Brewing Co. Apparition West Coast White Ale Belgian IPA at 6% ABV | 60 IBU (C$9.00 at Oak & Vine, 1 l, no bottle date or best before, acquired 1-Apr-2017, reviewed 1-Apr-2017)

Appearance: hazy straw with a large fluffy white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: coriander, pine, grapefruit, crackery malt, pineapple, mild banana, light funk. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, dry moderate bitter and lightly spicy finish. (3/5)

First impressions were that it was only vaguely Belgian, and not really “white” as such (far too clear!). I initially thought the aromas were mild to the pint of muted, but as the pint progressed, complexity started to become apparent. The more of this I drink, the more I like it. Not bad at all, in the final analysis. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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