When I started drinking this, I tried for an Abbott and Costello moment, as you can see above. The joke was immediately spotted by everyone, first by the sharp and witty Hannah from Kegworks. Next, Mr. Zab made it a true A+C routine with some extra unexpected banter that really made me laugh. Well played, Mr. Zab! You can see the whole routine below.
First, the head was not enormous like other Unibroue beers, notable. Dark cherry and prunes over yeast, very nice aroma. Caramel and candy sugar flavor start. Sweet prunes and raisins add some additional sweetness and richness in the beginning. But this beer is only fleetingly sweet, if at all. Some tart and sour apples come next, with that signature Unibroue yeasty taste.
Carbonation is strong, yet creamy with a fine bubbly texture. The 10.5% alcohol is noticeable but wonderfully disguised, and it's probably gonna make me strike out against my five year old in wiffle ball here in a few minutes. After a few sips, a white wine grape flavor becomes more pronounced and jumps all over any remaining sweetness. Smooth, nice texture. Enjoyable and terrific beer. Another Unibroue winner!
And as promised...
Who's On First? Abbott & Costello MP3
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