Lys Vår by Dr M, Belgian Ale, 6.8% ABV, 45 IBU.
Lys Vår is of course not light in colour at all, this is after all a Dr. M brew! The body is quite cloudy and has a medium amber to orange colour. The head is large, off-white and rather long-lasting, and settles as a fully lasting layer. A good amount of foam is left on my glass.
The aroma is strong, very sweet and fruity and absolutely inviting. I get lots of berries, especially overripe strawberries and raspberries, maybe some fermented sour notes as well. Also a good deal of Belgian yeast.
The taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter and yes, there are some sour hints in the aftertaste along with the bitterness. I don’t know it it’s supposed to be like this or if it is very lightly infected, but I still like the sour touch. The flavours are not very strong, but the same pleasant notes of well ripe red berries as I found in the aroma are present in the flavour profile as well. The same goes for the Belgian yeast, and finally there are notes of not that well integrated alcohol.
The mouthfeel is very pleasant, especially the creamy texture is lovely. The body is medium and the carbonation is moderate.
Conclusion: one of the best brews I’ve had from Dr. M. The berries gone slightly sour are refreshing and exciting, and the nice mouthfeel makes this one even more drinkable.
Aroma: 7/10 Appearance: 4/5 Taste: 7/10 Palate: 4/5 Overall: 13/20 Ratebeer score: 3.5/5.0