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St. Bethardus Abt 8
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at the West Chester, PA location. From the description: "Abbey style beer modled after the famous Abt 8 from St. Sixtus. Rich, complex with flavors of rum, and raisin. Brewed by our very own St. Bethardus." Poured into a tulip-chalice...
A - Poured a murkey brown color with a nice 1 finger tan head. Nice retention and some ever so slight lacing.
S - Smell is of lots of dark fruits - figs, dates, raisins. Some lighter Belgian yeast comes out as well. Bready and spicey as well. Nice nose.
T - Sugary fruits like raisins, dates, and figs come out first followed by Belgian spices. Nice subtle rum-like undertone. There is some brediness from the yeast as well.
M - Medium bodied but a very light feel to it. Carbonation was fairly moderate. Nice feel on the palate.
O - While I haven't had Westvleteren 8 to compare this to, this is a solid belgian style beer. The flavors were there and it seemed to be pretty authentic.
Serving type: on-tap
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 3 West Gay St., West Chester
08-03-2011 18:15:23 |
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