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Fritz Ale Belgian Style IPA

A bottle of Belgian Style IPA from Fritz Ale in Bonn, Germany.

 

Fritz Ale Belgian Style IPA is a 7.5% abv india pale ale brewed with pilsner, pale ale and caramel malts and hopped with Perle, Simcoe, Citra and Cascade resulting in 38 IBU. It was brewed at the Siegburger Abteibrauerei in Siegburg, North Rhine-Westphalia.

 

The beer poured a hazy golden color with a white, bubbly head. It sported a nice citrusy hop aroma with some spicy yeast notes on the side. Mouthfeel was fairly dry and medium heavy. Smooth carbonation. Flavor started out with a mild caramel sweetness and spicy yeast notes before the hops kicked in with citrus and pine. Nice! It ended with a good bitter finish, some citrus notes lingering for half a minute.

 

Reminding me slightly of Chouffe Houblon, this beer is a beautiful marriage of a hoppy IPA and a spicy Belgian ale. Really nice!

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Taken on August 2, 2012