Brown/dark amber color with a lively beige head that disappears after some minutes.
Mostly fruity aromas up front. I’m getting ripe pear and some pineapple. There is also a healthy dose of caramel and vanilla present. I’m not getting much alcohol in the aroma this time around.
The flavor is similar to the aroma. Fruity with some lovely malty sweetness. There are hints of vanilla in the flavor as well.
The carbonation is really soft and the mouth feel is smooth!
The finish is slightly bitter up front. After some seconds a lovely sweetness appears, and there is a slight warmth from the alcohol.
I was pleasantly surprised this time around. AB:01 was on a decline when I tried it last year, so I was expecting it to be worse than this. I’m enjoying it more now than I have done the other times I tried it. Score: 4.1/5.
This was bottle #76 of 3200.