by Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs

This beer surprised me when I first had it.  But it is an interesting beer, and definitely tasty.  So figured it would go well in our beer packs.

From the pour, it wasn’t what I expected - much darker in colour, with a more subdued body than typical for witbiers.

The aroma is also subdued, being much more malty and slightly fruity, than the traditional mix of citrus, banana and clove. 

The flavour follows suit, with first taste being the sweet bready malt, a bit like banana bread; without the strong aromatic.  The mouthfeel is really quite smooth, and heavier than expected, with the continued peach and honey sweetness. 

But the beer is not cloying.  It seems to dry out well as it progresses, leaving hints of lingering spice.  The alcohol is barely noticeable.

The beer has been brewed since 1991.  It has barley, wheat and oats which accounts for the maltier body and creamier mouthfeel.

I found the beer intriguingly moreish throughout.  It doesn’t fit in any style box, but with the malty body, and still nature, it hinted at a baby barley wine for me!

 

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Country
Belgium
Alcohol
6.0%
Style
Witbier
Size
330ml

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