Tesco Finest Belgian Abbey Beer (6.5%)

It’s taken me ages to get round to trying this.
I keep looking at it and then putting it back on the shelf, but this week it’s on offer so I couldn’t really say no any more.
Brewed for Tesco by Brouwerij Huyghe, who are probably best known for their wonderful Delirium Tremens, this beer pours an orange amber with just a light ring of bubbles for a head.
The aroma is a little like lemonade, sweet and sugary.
Actually no, it’s more like Lucozade and now that I come to think of it it’s the same colour too.
There’s certainly none of the fruitcake smells mentioned on the bottle’s label, b ut it’s not unpleasant in any way, just a bit sticky sweet.
You get a very sweet biscuit malt here and it gives way to some nice burned sugar bitterness and a little spice at the edges.
The hops are citrusy, with a delicate floral finish that’s rather nice.
Not a bad beer while it’s on offer, but once it’s back to its usual price I’ll probably stick to my usuals.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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