Beer Profile: Lazy Magnolia Backwoods Belgian

Profiled by Ken Carman for Professor Goodales

Beer-Profile1-258x300 lBackwoodsBelgianBottleThe flavor is tripel like, but if this isn’t White Labs Abbey yeast I’ll bite myself. The aroma is WL Abbey out the kazoo with pilsner malt in the background. I’m guessing this has Belgian white candy sugar in it. It has that distinct slight abrasive sense.

Mouthfeel: a firm, tripel like, carbonation dominates with its prickly sense. Again: a slight abrasive taste as if the liquid has a little sand paper to it. That’s a distinct Belgian white sugar sense.

This is listed as a Golden, but to me it’s more of a Tripel with lower abv and WL Abbey. This is as if they wanted to do a Tripel but due to abv laws they had to back off. Millie described as “watery.” To me it’s more a weak attempted due to keeping fermentables down.

Appearance is slightly hazy, srm probably about a 2: light yellow, urine color. Head id white pillow with a few medium sized bubble-rocks.

One dimensional.

I would try it: yes, but more a lawnmower Belgian. I simply can’t give it a 4. Advise, if must keep it this way, try Coriander, Orange Zest, anything to make it more interesting. More body would help: true, but then you’d probably raise the abv. Switch the yeast, please.

47 @ Rate Beer.
83: Beer Advocate.

RB has it right in this case, BA too generous.


Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”

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