I have a thing for those Belgian beers that are rolled in paper rather than a stuck on label. Even though this one has a label underneath, too. They pile up like a hoarder's wax paper collection, get shoved amongst books on the shelf, get used as crayon fodder and act as remembrances of great beers past. Like rediscovering a shoe box of old sports cards, they bring a bit of that cheeriness that temper life's small dents and dings.
The beer? Bubblegum, molasses and mint for starters. That sounds weird but it's pretty fine. The beer pours a cloudy weak coffee with a rich lacing mocha frothy rim and foam. On the nose, dark dates and a hint of orange. Ginger. The mouth feel is soft and creamy utterly covering the 9.5% strength. Like it a lot.
Big BAer respect.