Just like you, but different
There’s quite an alcohol aroma up-front. It’s a lovely chestnut golden with loud carbonation that gives up a decent head,
The aroma, as I can discern it changes to sour almost a vinegar. There’s a maltly sweetness that you expect but it’s not prominent or pushy.
I’m a bit underwhelmed by the sour note in this, and by loudness of the alcohol. Not something that you expect to get, and frankly a bit difficult to enjoy. The strength of this beer does not make up for the shortcomings that are in it.
As a consequence the pdubyah-o-meter only slides to a 5, making this an also ran beer in the big scheme of things, which doesn’t make me happy at all. But then I come to this expecting fireworks and that’s not what I’m getting.
I’m having the sister beer the Maredsous 8 Brune next, I hope that puts more a smile on my dial