Dark Ale on Lees!
Pours a dark brown almost black, with root beer like colors at the bottom. This is a very heady beer (cola colored) and has practically no lacing.
Smells like root beer and/or cola with a slight spiciness in the back-end.
Taste is spicy and ginger ale-like. There are also licorice like qualities and slight menthol notes. Very interesting and surprising.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with only a slight stickiness. Don’t get much alcohol or bite in the brew.
Vintage Ale 2009 is a dark ale/dubbel that’s surprisingly good for it’s price range ($4.99 per 750ml bottle). It’s not the best in its style, but it’s possibly the best in its style’s price range.
Overall: 7 out of 10
As a BELGIAN DUBBEL: 7 out of 10
FOR FANS OF: Chimay RED, Allagash DUBBEL ALE, Lost Abbey LOST & FOUND,