Did you know Unibroue has a line of overtly pedestrian beers? Neither did I until http://youtube.com/DenisLD told me AND gave me one of these brews - the "U Miel" (thanks Denis for the beer!). I have no idea what "U Miel" means, but the mystery of it all makes for an even more interesting beer to review.
3.2AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a 11.2oz bottle into a tumbler
Appearance: Dark amber color, almost completely transparent. Forms a small, white, sudsy head which evaporates quickly and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Darker larger aroma with slight honey aroma.
Taste: The brewery classifies this as a pilsner, but it’s much more in the tradition of a Vienna style lager. More emphasis on toasted, nutty malts with honey sweetness throughout. Lower bitterness and clean aftertaste make it quite refreshing, actually. Not a very robust palate, and perhaps a touch of tang as the beer warms. Not as grainy as a fizzy yellow beer, but not as robust as a Sam Adams or Brooklyn lager.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, with a crisp effervescence.
Drinkability: Highly quaffable and refreshing. Not much taste to work with as far as food pairings, so it works as a liquid refreshment. Definitely sessionable at 4.9% ABV.
Overall, an average beer to be sure, but one that would make an ideal gateway beer for fizzy yellow beer drinkers.