Just like you, but different
Never wanting grass to grow under my feet, and always up for the new things I saw these on the shelf from a new brewer B.Effect. There are four, I chose two.
“.. this is the Alpha and the Omega of the river that you never step in twice… ”
A smaller 330 ml size bottle of a beer that is 4.8% ABV, and 27 IBU things, this would be 1.3 standard drinks.
B.Effect Belgian Ale – 4.8% A clean Belgian style malt bill, balanced with NZ Golding & Pacifica Hops this beer is made to display the interaction between the Red Wine Yeast and the American Ale yeast which are pitched together.
Starting sweet, but with a mellow bitterness the yeast flavours and esters do the subtle talking. This beer was made to bring change.
So, what could possibly go wrong?
A nice yeasty sweet aroma on opening.
Pour is a darker yellow than is appears when pouring and I managed a small layer of white head that seemed to be happy as it was on top of the glass Nice that the aroma carries to the glass, a yeasty sugary malty thing.
Underneath that though there is a fair layer of hop rough edged thing, and a struggle of a sweeter layer.
It is a bit like a Belgian beer though, very close and a fine effort really.
Could do with more of a few things to bring it up and round it out because it feels thin in taste and body, and you know that they might have added a bit more of that malt, which I think would have been a wonder.
It’s nice but it isn’t a game changer that butterfly had flap just a little harder.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 6 of its things from the thing. Which is bit lower than the average, but it has some potential really, given time.
The double dip review
Belgian-style ales seldom fit neatly into classic beer styles, but this category represents those “session” ales (in Belgium this means under 7% abv!) that do not fit other categories. Colour ranges from golden to deep amber, with the occasional example coming in darker. Body tends to be light to medium, with a wide range of hop and malt levels. Yeastiness and acidity may also be present.