My reasons for picking this beer were not because of the hops raining down on the label. Not because I was particularly craving a hoppy brew, nor because seeing anything from Stoudts brewery around here is rare enough to turn my head.
Pennyslyvanians really know how to brew beer. I have no idea why, but I’m continually impressed with what comes out of their state. I’ve never tried anything from Stoudt’s (and admittedly the name makes me always feel like I’ve typo’d the word stout). But I saw this at Oliver’s in Albany and decided to expand my tastings to american takes on Belgian styles, since I’ve seen and tasted some impressive brewings lately that rise above the typical “belgian style” ale.