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Tasting notes #12: Brugge Tour 2012 Ale

February 23, 2012

My first attempt at a Belgian style ale packs 6.4% ABV  and while fermenting with Fermentis T-58 yeast the delicious rotten banana aroma was wafting around the house.

Appearance: slightly hazy orange colour with a huge head in the beginning that quickly disappears. Loads of carbonation bubbles.

 

 

Aroma: peppery, spicy, fruity.

Mouthfeel: soft and round with a fair amount of carbonation.

Taste: aroma is intensified in the taste and the hops play second fiddle. No alcohol to speak of.

Conclusion: It’s all in the yeast. Although T-58 could be taken for a beginner’s Belgian yeast, Struise apparently uses it in its beers (Pannepot…).  I believe a very good effort although there is too much roundness and softness, I would have preferred tightness instead. Hops are correctly in the background and the colour is bang on. The beer scaled down could be a saison with a different yeast.

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