Sierra Nevada / Duvel Moortgat – Beer Camp Across the World: Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden – Belgian Golden Strong Ale at 8% ABV | 35 IBU

Sierra Nevada / Duvel Moortgat Beer Camp Across the World: Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Belgian Golden Strong Ale at 8% ABV | 35 IBU (US$2.15 at Beer Thirty Bottle Shop & Pour House, 355 ml, packaged on 19-Apr-2017, acquired 21-Jun-2017, reviewed 22-Jun-2017)

Appearance: brilliantly clear pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head diminishing to a persistent cap, moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: coriander, banana, bubblegum, lemon zest, black pepper. (8/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate bitter, light peppery spice and funk. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry warming spicy finish. (4/5)

Now that is nice – really Belgian in style, albeit not particularly hoppy. I’m guessing this will be the star of the collaboration pack, unless that IPA lurking in there really shines. The Duvel resemblance is coming through loud and clear, and that’s all to the good. Characteristic Belgian yeast leads the way over well-balanced bitterness and a spicy warming finish. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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