Woodsy hues with claret edges. No head other than a thin khaki collar. Swirls with nothing.
Massive candied sweetness taints and consumes all. Maraschino cherries, fruitcake, Sunsweet prunes. Brown sugar, maple, and toffee. Burnt sugars along the edges.
Very very sweet but thankfully not heavy – the sweetness is still very intrusive. Candied apple skins, maraschino cherries, and Sunsweet prunes. Sweetness and flavors hit hard and fade fast – a good thing otherwise it would be cloying also. Weird indescribable finish in the back of my mouth. More maraschino cherries, this time dipped in maple syrup and toffee.
I love the Abbey Dubbel style and unfortunately this contribution by Natty Greenes did not hit the spot, any spot really for that matter. Way too much sweetness. Of course, if they wanted to give it another go, I’ll be more than happy to taste that one, too.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. Plagiarism is not tolerate)