This Belgian Pale Ale, despite having a relatively low alcohol content for a Belgian (5.2%), has a wonderful front end sweetness. This is followed by a somewhat floral/citrus middle and the characteristic hoppy aftertaste, which lingers for just long enough. The traditional red-ish caramel color conceals what is a surprisingly bright and lively ale, perfect for a hot spring day, and the lowered alcohol content means you can have two and still stand-up 🙂

Belgian Pale Ales are my favorite, and this one does not disappoint. While perhaps not as complex as some of the more pricey varieties, the flavor is pleasant and the price is right.

Overall Rating: 3 and 1/2 stars ***1/2

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