Thursday, September 9, 2010

Weyerbacher - Verboten Belgian-Style Pale Ale

Weyerbacher - Verboten Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a tulip glass
A fair bit of alcohol in this one, 5.9%. True to the style that this Pennsylvania brew emulates, it’s bottle conditioned to create its carbonation. You’ll find a bit of yeast sediment in the botton of the bottle. A minor note, if you’ve had Weyerbacher before, this beer was recently renamed to Verboten, from its previous name, Zotten.
It pours with a glowing orange hue, medium haze, and a thin head. Somewhat surprising, considering the size of the head on the pour, the foam leaves light lacing down the glass. Seems to me to lack some of the depth of the a true Belgian ale. It has some light citrus and spice notes, with a strong dry and bitter finish. Some hints of astringency during the sip are a bit of a turn off.

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