Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart Grand Cru Dry Hopping – Belgian Strong Pale Ale at 9.5% ABV

Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart Grand Cru Dry Hopping Belgian Strong Pale Ale at 9.5% ABV (C$5.02 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 330 ml, best before 8-May-2019, acquired 11-Apr-2018, reviewed 19-Apr-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy straw with three fingers of fluffy white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: honey, oak, grainy malt, oranges, Belgian yeast, apples. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter, light tart. (9/10) Medium-light body, moderate-lively carbonation, dry medium lightly tart mildly warming finish. (4/5)

Lovely. Almost like a slightly sweet Tripel, with honey and cereal malt more prevalent on the nose than the tongue, balanced against oak, fruit, and Belgian esters. Well-balanced and easy-drinking for a very high ABV. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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