Another beer from the boys at Alvinne, and typically it is hard to put this beer in a style box. Balthazar is essentially a strong amber ale with spices.
It pours a hazy amber colour, with a tan head. The aroma is of sweet fruits, caramel malts and spices. Almost like a fruit cake.
The fruit and malt sweetness is first noticed in the form of caramel and toffee. The spicing with ginger, coriander and cardamom adds a layer of flavour to explore.
The dark fruit sweetness has a slight sourness to it as well; hinting at a soft Oud Bruin style beer. The alcohol provides a warmth to the slightly tart aftertaste.