Brauwerij Van Steenberge- Belgium
Augustijn Ale. 8% ABV. 11.2 oz. bottle.
Purchased at Whole Foods, Collegeville.
Hazy, honey-colored pour with very aggressive carbonation. Thick, 1 ½” head was light with lacy foam and loose bubbles. I’m surprised by the high amount of effervescence, curious to see how the mouth-feel will be. Aroma has a lot of citrus and yeast with lots of bready malt. Also has a hint of spice.
The flavor is very dry. Belgian yeast dominates the flavor. It still has hints of lemon and a little bit of orange. Nice flavor, but doesn’t seem balanced… it’s a bit too dry to be a great Belgian. The mouth-feel is bubbly, but not as much as I expected. The body is on the lighter side.
Augustijn is decently drinkable, and would be a good summer beer. There is a mild aftertaste that’s not entirely pleasant. Augustijn isn’t bad, it’s just very average.