This beer is a bigger, dry-hopped version of the Noblesse Belgian Pale Ale, which we had in one of our first beer club packs over three years ago.
The extra hopping pushes this beer more toward Belgian IPA territory, but it is stops some way short of the mark. Which means once again we are describing a Dochter beer that sits between styles.
It pours a slightly hazy orange-gold colour, with an inviting tropical fruit aroma, with caramel malt and a little spicy Belgian yeast.
A semi-sweet malt body greets the palette, with fruity notes of lemon citrus, apricot and pine. It is a nice balance of the fruity caramel malt body versus fresh hop bitterness.
The beer finishes dry and slightly spicy, with a really smooth mouthfeel and very little hint of the bigger ABV.