Mr. Bad Pour was here. You know, I hadn't intended to be Het Anker week but I had to add my love for this 6.5% Belgian pale ale that has lingered on the shelves of the government store. It's only an LCBO seasonal release, part of that mind numbingly odd strategy of showing the consumer's of Ontario that there is better beer out there - and then refusing to continue the supply. So we have to take what we are given and thank our luck that, at least once in a while, the choices made at wholesale actually make sense.
A Belgian blond or, I suppose, a single. I was once a single blond. Maybe that's why we get along. At $2.70 a bottle, even if it's no session beer but with its bit of funkiness, it does provide low priced access to the flavours that we often don't see on the shelf. It pours a cloudly light pine under lightly whipped egg white foam. On the nose there is lemon, funk and cream. Soft water moreish with a drying clove musty acidity over pale malt graininess. Loverly. Plenty of BAer love.