Brewed for Monk's Café in Philadelphia by Brouwerij Van Steenberge, Belgium; 5.5% ABV, blend of young & old ale
Beautiful red hue with red-orange highlights and a thick, generous pile of dense beige foam. Aroma is sour with a cherry component and some classic Belgian funk. Very appetizing! Highly effervescent with a fine carbonation bead that keeps the body on the lighter side of medium. That dense foam adds a creaminess to the texture. The taste is refreshing – gently sour with some cherry-like fruitiness. Not overly intense (doesn’t shock your adenoids!). Light bitterness joins in the tangy finish, with a hint of almond and a slowly fading sourness. No hop flavour.
Fine example of the style, and probably more approachable than say, Duchesse de Bourgogne (which I'm quite fond of). Tasty & refreshing. Leaves some lovely foam sheeting on the glass.