This is Schelde’s Blond and I like it a lot.
It pours a light and slightly cloudy straw with a soft foamy head and smells of honey and biscuits and just a hint of rosemary.
Lamme Goedzak (Paralytic Softy, if Google has translated it correctly, and I do hope it has) is my third beer from this brewery and with each one I try I like them more which is a good thing as I have another two or three in my latest mixed case from Cotteridge Wines.
This one is soft and gentle, especially given its ABV.
The malts are full of honey and caramel, all gooey and sumptuous.
The hops are golden and leafy, snapping with spicy peppercorns and just a pinch of red chilli.
Right at the end they go all citrussy with lemon rind and a sweet flowery honeysuckle that leads into a long dry finish.
Very nice indeed.
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