Ninkasi Brewing Company Expo 58 – Belgian Ale at 5% ABV | 20 IBU

Ninkasi Brewing Company Expo 58 Belgian Ale at 5% ABV | 20 IBU (C$8.00 at Zyn, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 16-Feb-2017, reviewed 20-Feb-2017)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale straw with one fat finger of pillowy white head, good retention and minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: pale crackery malt, lime, clove, grassy hay. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter, light spice. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body, lively carbonation, dry lightly spicy finish. (3/5)

Well, I went into this with zero expectations, so I can’t say I’m disappointed. And, initially, I thought this was going to be decent – but the lime and clove diminish rapidly, leaving behind a crackery pale malt that resembles a macro lager. Not a patch on a real Belgian. (12/20)

6/10 #ryansbooze