Invocation

Small pour at Ormsby’s. Surprised to see this brew on a recent afternoon visit. Presented in a small snifter.
Beer does DEFINITELY not have the color of a Belgian Pale, and on the menu it was advertised a “Strong Golden Ale” which again, it most definitely isn’t. Not sure what they are going for here. To me it has more of the character of a dark(er), Belgian “single”/”simple” with perhaps a hint of Belgian IPA character in there too (American influence – unwelcome in my book).
The pour is amber with a fair amount of chill-haze. Light, but appropriate carbonation and a relatively smooth mouthfeel.
The nose and tastes combine to get an interesting sweet-sour note of light pineapple and then in the back end some more pineapple. Nice touches of Belgian yeast and some alcohol. All in all quite enjoyable.
The only problem I have is with the color. If this truly were a golden color, or indeed a Belgian PALE, then I would be happier.

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09/24/2010
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.93
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