A medium gold colour and incredibly thick, creamy head. The nose is dazzling, with all sorts of estery, bright aromatics of herbs and spices, resins and fruits. There’s a deep, toasty malt note too and a suggestion of mashed banana. On the palate it is thick and creamy-textured, with a lovely sour, bittersweet hoppy tang, and bags of pithy grapefruit sharpness to counteract all that sweet, fudge-like fruit. Impressive, delcious, yet I don’t know if I could drink a lot of it. This “Abbey” beer upsets purists because it is blonde, not made by Trappists.