Belgian Pale Ale – Old Abbey Ales

From Old Abbey Ales in Abbotsford comes their “Belgian Pale Ale” part of their Innovation Series.  The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of barnyard funk, tropical fruits, spices and floral hops.  The flavour is of barnyard funk, tropical fruits, citrus rind, blood orange, cinnamon, vanilla, earth, mild bitterness with a mild sweet finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.4% with an IBU of 33.  While the first thing you would expect from a Belgian Pale Ale is not Brettanomyces this beer does a great job of surprising you with tasty flavours.

Commercial Description:  Cinnamon spice combines with blood orange, papaya and a hint of vanilla.  The use of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis as a secondary yeast means the beer has a note of barnyard funk.

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