Bon Secours Blonde de Noël – Brasserie Caulier (Peruwelz, Belgium)

Bon Secours Blonde de Noël – Brasserie Caulier, 10% ABV, 330ml, (Péruwelz, Belgium)

  • Style: (Blonde) Belgian Strong Ale
  • Taste: Structured easy-drinking sweet toffee barley malt apple honey biscuity
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
  • How much: $5.20 CAD (after 5% off) – 330ml., December 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not memorable but definitely drinkable

Visual: Resealable bailer-top. Pours dirty muddy yellow-orange with no real head, a thin ring and a big island of retention, singular scatter steady micro streams.

Nose: sweet apple-barley malt. (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: thicker-slick crisp, subdued alcohol

Mid-palate: low tingly CO2, (lvl-6-sweetness), toffee barley malt, alcohol heaviness, red apple, hints of apricot

Finish: very subtle bitter hops, biscuity malt, light alcohol heat, chamomile-honey-clove exhale, lingering hopped bittersweet

Summary: This one is more about structure, texture and transitions than it’s rather mild flavour profile – No particular flavours grab your attention, but the ease of which the 10% ABV goes down is surprising.