Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY; 6.2% ABV
Aroma of Belgian funkiness, spices, floral-citric hops. Delightful golden-honey appearance, hazy, with generous amounts of bubbles rising into a dense, thick cream-coloured head. Starts with subtle fruitiness, then an explosion of flavour follows on the palate – wow! This is excellent! There’s so much going on here – a sour and even pithy aspect, rounded biscuity malt with a solid bitterness in the background, some spice from the yeast (clove, coriander), floral-citric hops and general Belgian funk. Medium body with finely-beaded, generous carbonation and some creaminess added by that luxurious head.
Leaves a lingering sour-bitter finish. I would try with a nice salad of mixed spring greens & roasted veggies, slice of rich quiche, or a sandwich of brie on baguette or croissant. This is simply fantastic!