Review: New Planet Belgian Ale | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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New Planet Belgian Ale
64 out of 100
New Planet Belgian Ale

Style: Gluten Free

ABV: 6.8 IBU: 26

64/100
Aroma: 8
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 11
Mouthfeel: 3

New Planet Belgian Ale

What the brewers say

“An ale created with a distinctly Belgian character. Bright, crisp, and refreshing with subtle spice and honey notes. Pairs beautifully with a range of foods. Sterling hops.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Strong cider-like aroma and sweetness with notes of bubble gum and some fruity esters (pear and apple). Belgian phenolic yeast aromatics— particularly clove. Notes of cane sugar.”

Flavor: “The phenolic yeast is not playing well with the sorghum flavors and aromas. Reminiscent of a dry cider, with very subtle Belgian ester character (pear and bubble gum). Finishes dry and astringent with a medium-high carbon- ation and low hops bitterness.”

Overall: “Sweet yet dry and tart. The green apple and cider-like characteris- tics detract from the beer experience, and the finish is astringent. Lacks much of any Belgian yeast character, as fruitiness is certainly grain-derived. Much more cidery than beery. The tanginess helps differentiate it from other gluten-free beers for those looking for that sort of thing.”

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