I’m no Michael Jackson, but I think this is exactly how this style of beer should taste. That said I can see how some people might be put off by the style, the fruity, yeasty flavor. I taste plums and maybe even a hint of peach. I’m impressed that MN brewery is putting out a true Belgium like this. I think you have to be in the right mood, but this is a pretty good beer! This is the first Brau Brothers beer I’ve had…it will be interesting to taste some of the other beers they offer.
“How fortuitous / that these brothers’ mother did / meet a Mister Brau”..Haiku #6 for you!My second Minnesota-brewed Belgian pale of the night, having just finished a Flat Earth. Not my favorite style, but it has it’s charms. Cloudy crimson colorings, little head on it. Aroma of soft, ripe fruit, yes, plums are detectable, also apple, grape. Fruit is big, followed by Belgian yeast character, and malt. A little spice, maybe. Bolder, brighter, spicier, frutier in the flavor. A little louder than it ought to be, maybe missing some malt/yeast character to give it identity. But it has some appeal, easy drinker, interesting flavor, just …not quite…exactly…good. Like that jigsaw with the missing pieces that were probably eaten by the dog years ago…it’s just not together. The problem is, it’s okay as it is, but should be a lot better.