Sort of a Belgian-inspired session stout.. BJCP category?
My brew partner and I threw this beer together from extra ingredients we had laying around at the time, and it came out pretty well. We're submitting it to a local competition, but we're not 100% sure what category we should put it in. Thoughts? Unless the consensus is otherwise, we were going to submit it as a Belgian Specialty Ale.
black patent 5.5%
crystal 40L 5.5%
1oz of Nugget hops at 60min
WLP500 Trappist Ale
Taste/Aroma - Phenolic, fruity aroma. Taste is a moderate Belgian character, with a hint of alcohol (fermented it pretty high) and some nice roast character that blends in nicely. Very drinkable beer.
A particular love for ancient, obsolete, or lesser-known style from both the US and abroad.