I told you guys that I was goign to try to get into sweeter beers and apparently my friend Blake read that and was kind enough to bring this beer back with him from Cleveland.
I almost didn't want to crack this bad boy open because it the bottle is so cool looking. White bottle, grenade shaped with a nice label on it. The label has a mechanical golden dragon on it, which you know is right up my alley. Real classy design all around.
What a foamy head this beer pours, I had to let it settle in before takign the picture because the head was 3/4 of the beer once I had poured it. The head reminds me of oatmeal. This is some sweet beer but it still has enough yeast and alcohol in it to give it a nice kick. If this was a solid food I would say it would be a sour bread with some sickly sweet apricot jam on top. Very flavorful stuff, which I can appreciate, but it is still a bit too much sugar for my tastes. This is certainly helping me appreciate this style even though I know I am still a ways off from being an avid Belgium drinker. Good beer, thats for sure. I recommend this to my beer buddies who are a fan of this style as this was passable even by my 'no Belgium beers please' standards.
Musical pairing: Pale Saints- In Ribbons (fairly quiet with just enough feedback to keep me from getting bored)