Yeah, I reviewed this a while back. I pretty much agree w/ your review. It's certainly better than the average AB product.
I have a couple small reviews of my own. A new bar opened up here with a great beer selection, including many fine Belgians like Delerium Tremens on tap. My first time there, I decided to have a couple Belgian beers I'd never tried before.
The first beer I tried was known only as "Lucifer." Their beer list didn't indicate the brewery. It was 9% ABV, and it was from Belgium, and that's all I knew about it when I ordered it. Came to me in a wine glass, and it turned out to be a pretty pale ale. I would have thought something named Lucifer would be dark. To my surprise, this was also a fairly mild beer. As I sipped on it, I kept thinking of Chardonnay. It was light, not all that sweet, and subtle. This might have been a Saison, but it didn't seem to have the grassy/herbal hopping typical of that style. I guess it was known as Lucifer only for being a pretty unassuming beer, but one that then floors you by being 9% ABV. I'm going to give this beer a
rating. It wasn't bad, esp. if you like more subtle beer, but it was pretty pricey, and I'm a bold beer guy. It's not everyday that beer imitates wine so well.
The second beer I had when I was there was also 9% ABV, and it was also from Belgium. The name of the beer was "Brigand," and the name of the brewery started w/ an H, but I don't recall its name exactly. I ordered this beer for exactly the same reason: strong, from Belgium, completely unknown. This was also a paler ale that came to me in a wine glass. It was a markedly different style, though. This beer was dominated by a sour apple flavor. It definitely wasn't a cider, but that apple flavor was what came through most. It was tasty, but again, not quite what I was in the mood for. I'll give it a
and a half
Last edited by MrWookie; 11-12-2008 at 08:47 PM.