No, it is not a Bitter (as you can read on the label). But I guarantee: it’s for real a Super Belgian Strong Ale.
Location: Piozzo (Cuneo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Alcohol % vol.: 8
Service temperature: 8-10° C
Foam: abundant, creamy foam; ivory colour. Medium adhesion to the glass surface, short persistence.
Appearance: ruby/ amber colour, red reflections, a little hazy. Some yeast at the end.
Scent/ olfactory sensation: caramel, toasted bread, toffee, syrup, dried berries, plum. All of those warm and sweet scents are balanced by a fine resin hints, flowers, yeast, dried fruits and nuts.
Intensity of aroma: deep, intense.
Refinement of aroma: pleasant and attractive.
Tactile sensation: full-bodied, round, a little sticky. Medium- low carbonated.
Intensity of aroma: intense.
Taste: the most distinctive feature of this Italian craft Belgian Strong Ale ate the sweetness and the fruity side, with the bitter and pungent attributes being basically not existent, as the style suggests.
Olfacto- Gustatory sensation/ back aroma: sweet malty aromas: toffee, caramel, chestnut honey, brown sugar. Then a fresh spicy aroma helps to create a pleasant drinking. Rich in fruity taste: ripe apricot, dried berries and plum.
Persistence of aroma/ end: The finish is medium dry, and the back aroma is longlasting and rich: almond, red ripe/ dried berries, orange, candied fruit.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: full-bodied, malty, round enjoyable Italian Strong Ale.
VEG FOOD PAIRING: next time, I will try to drink it with a warm creme brulée, or a handful of Cantucci (almond crunchy biscuit). It can be nice with smoked cheeses, savoury pie (filled with pumpkin, aubergine), polenta & melted cheese, veggie flan.