Trader Joe’s Audaciter

The day after a holiday is always rough, especially when you have to go back to work, like me. I guess a beer will make it better.

ABV: 7.5%

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the Trader Joe’s website, “With a name like Audaciter (that’s ‘fearless’ in Latin), it’s no surprise that this Abbey Style Blonde Ale has a strong, spiced flavor profile to match. It has a golden, slightly cloudy hue, and is enjoyably effervescent, with champagne-like bubbles that form a rich, white head when poured into a glass. Its effervescence and warm spice allow it to stand up to (and wash down) the rich, buttery flavors of the Channa Masala Pasties. Brewed exclusively for Trader Joe’s, each 750 mL bottle is $5.99 or per market price*.”

Random: Trader Joe’s beers are really solid and very well-priced.

I definitely know that I used the wrong glass for this beer, but it was a long day. The beer poured with a finger of loose, white head. It dissipated quickly and left very little lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and bright orange. There was some carbonation visible. The nose was incredibly fragrant. It started with a lot of spicy, Belgian yeast and quickly went into pear notes and flowers. There was some clove and allspice next and finished with Grains of Paradise. The taste was equally as complex as the nose. I got Belgian yeast and esters up front, followed by some stone fruit of peach and apricot. Next, was the pear and white grape notes. The spice was present that I found in the nose, but relatively subdued. Alcohol was well-hidden and body was on the medium side with champagne-like carbonation. It had a sticky and lengthy finish. The bomber was $5.99 and each ounce was $.27, which is a bargain. This was a solid beer worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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