Saturday, July 5, 2014

Destihl Abbey's Single

This 4.9% ABV beer is a Belgian-style abbey single designed to be like the lighter beers the monks drink for their own regular consumption. A Belgian-style session ale! It is from the Destihl Brewery of Bloomington, Illinois.

The beer pours a hazy, yet glowing, deep golden color with an orange tint. There is a tall somewhat fizzy head of white foam that bubbles down to a thin ragged layer. The aroma is yeasty, bananas, cloves, estery, over toasted malt. The taste follows the aromas directly, hitting all the same notes. It is strongly carbonated without being fizzy, easy drinking, with a flowery bitter finish. A Belgian-style session ale, who would have thought, but it works.       

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