Class Of '88 Belgian Style Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Scotchboy:
3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Black-waxed bomber split into white wine glasses with the wife.
A: Gold, mostly clear, with two fingers of head that fade pretty quickly. Minimal lace.
S: White grapes and apple, a fruity nose boasting lots of sweetness. Muscat is prominent and brings suggestions of orange/orange peel. Faint oaky presence reminiscent of vanilla and brown sugar. Very vinous and white wine-like, with some booze thrown in for good measure.
T: More muscat grapes and white wine characteristics. Sweetness is cut significantly by some surprising dryness, though its not extreme. Woody wine barrel characteristics meld with some fruity tartness and Belgian yeast funk that finally makes an appearance. Light sweet alcohol, reminiscent of a dessert wine or Riesling. Moderate (sweet) malt body as well.
MF: Starts sweet but definitely turn more dry, which is a good thing. There is some malt presence, some booze as well, but not enough to cut the body down from full. Dry finish for sure.
O: I'm impressed. Sure, its not an A+ for my palate, but its pleasant and very well executed. Fruity and vinous, I see something unique here, and I like it. 6-8oz or so is perfect for me.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 22:36:28 | More by Scotchboy
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
a: Clear, golden apple juice color; pours with a short lived fizzy head.
s: Musty grape skins, apple cider, huge oaky tannins, funky yeast.
t: Kind of sweet up front, light sugar and grape juice. This is quickly overrun by a nice combination of bitter grape skin, oaky tannins, and funky yeast. Pretty dry overall.
m: Light bodied with short lived, aggressive carbonation.
o: Dry and tasty, I like it a lot.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 01:14:14 | More by DIM
Class Of '88 Belgian Style Ale from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.