Category: Dubbel abbey style ales
Product of: Belgium
Bier des Grottes literally translates as ‘beer of the caves’, a reference to caves at Kanne, close to Maastrict where this beer is aged. This top fermented ale is cave aged and then bottle fermented in a process similar to that employed in making champagne.
Sampled on 20/04/2012
(use by 18.12.14) Hazy, strong black tea colour with thick lasting tan head leaving heavy lacing.
Fruity yeasty nose with pine hop aromas and richly chocolaty mocha coffee.
Somewhat fruity with subtle chocolate, mushroom and hazelnut flavours.
Dry mocha coffee finish with more fruit and nuts.
Closure: Crown cap