Christmas Day. Two naps, a new Wii and a beer named after a failed Renaissance seer. Good Lord, I wrote about Belgian dark strong ales almost four years ago. Before almost anyone else was blogging. Bet that post's all wrong.
Michael Jackson points out in Great Beers of Belgium that this brewer is all-wood fired before he briefly mentions the early history of the saxophone. I don't know why he did that. Anyway, this pours a gorgeous chestnut under a massive light tan head. On the first sip, I already miss the case of this that I don't have. Brown sugars, nutmeg and fig with a little milk chocoate work with herbal hops that go a little steely in the spiced finish. Incredibly morish even with the 9.5%. A beer that might well make you a better dancer.
I paid a very reasonable $8.50 USD for 750 ml somewhere on my travels this year. BAers love it.