La Bittt à Tibi Amos Kristall Witte – Brasserie Belgh Brasse

Kristalweizen, 5%

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Kristalweizen, 5%: Hazy and soft cloudy dark straw color with low activity. Foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with light legs. Flavors of melon, caramel, pears, banana, sweet grains dominant wheat, floral and herbal hops. Slick medium to full body with a shy crisp. Light to medium strength, cereal and light straw feel, slightly spicy, with a balanced leafy herbal sensation similar to other Bittt’s. Highly sweet but ends a bit coarse. Best one of the three in that collection. Still too accessible and lack intensity. Didn’t taste much Kristalweizen to compare, but overall it’s a decent quality craft.

La Bittt à Tibi Amos Pale Ale – Brasserie Belgh Brasse

Ale Pâle Américaine, 5.5%

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American Pale Ale, 5.5%: Slightly hazy light amber color with dense activity. Thick foamy, a bit creamy, beige 3 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with decent legs. Flavors of caramel, lemon, sweet grains dominant barley, floral and herbal hops. Slick medium to full body with light prickly carbonation but a good crisp. Light to medium strength finish, bready with decent butterscotch feel, balanced hops, soft leafy and faintly flowery. More sugary than bitter. Nice butterscotch sent though. Lacks a lot of complexity and intensity, nothing amazing nor special to notes except easy to down. Overall average quality.

La Bittt à Tibi Amos Lager Blonde – Brasserie Belgh Brasse

Lager Pâle Américaine, 5%

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American Pale Lager, 5%: Hazy, slightly cloudy, dark straw color with few activity. Foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with poor legs. Flavors of caramel, sweet grains dominant light straw and wheat, soft lemon and melon, and floral hops. Slick and slightly oily medium body with a moderate prickly crisp. Light strength finish, a bit of cereal with strange use of dull leafy hops. The yeast is not attenuated enough so you get a soft maillard effect too similar to the Pale Ale version. Highly accessible, boring, and also too thin. Overall poor quality craft.

Mons Abbey Quadrupel – Brasserie Belgh Brasse

Quadrupel, 10.5%

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1 year old bottle : Slightly veiled dark amber reddish color, with few activity. Slightly creamy dark beige 3-4 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint legs, and average lacing. Flavors of berries, plums, raisins, orange, toffee, sweet grains, Belgian yeast, cinnamon, and floral spices. Thick sugary malts, a bit candy like, with moderate bitter hops and yeast. Slick and silky full body with light carbonation. Medium strength finish, slightly dry, lingering dark fruits, clove, burnt brown sugar, soft liquorice, and floral hops. Very weak notes of oak, no developed barrel aged feel from aging. Very similar to a barley wine. This is a weak and highly accessible quad, if you could call it like so. Decent freshness. Weak leather feel, nor really vinous. The alcohol is very well hidden though, it’s pretty warming and dangerous. The smell is a little faint. Good taste and body, but lacks character and complexity. Overall above average quality craft for a quad.