So far with this Dutch brewer, I have liked Zatte more than Struis. Why must these things be? BAers, approvingly, tell me this is a Belgian pale ale and the bottle tells me it's a 9% brew. So far so good.
This beer pours an attractive orange amber with a huge fine cream head and a wicked case of the floaties. It gives off a very refined scent: floral, peach icing and oranges. In the mouth there is lots to love. A mouth feel that is more delicate than I would have thought at this strength. Marmalade, Irn Bru, cream, a reasonable dose of heat, some sub-astringent tea in the finish. Rich without being either cloying or heavy. Very nice stuff. Lekker even. $4.99 at Bella Vino last fall.