Dominion Spring Brew 2007

[Side note: Dominion changes the recipes for their seasonals frequently. Last year the spring brew was an American Double Pilsner, this year is a Belgian Pale Ale]
Oh yeah, it’s time for spring in Virginia. 80 and sunny on Opening Day for baseball today. Time to crack the first spring beer of the season.
This one is a very pale yellow. It reminded me a bit too much of Bud, but the appearance was as far as that comparison goes. The beer bubbles a bit, creating a bubbly white head that fades quickly, leaving no trace on the glass.
The aroma starts with various spices (according to the label, cardamom and coriander, which I then confirmed by checking against my wife’s spice rack). The taste is very crisp, more of the coriander stands out, and it finishes with a clean hop flavor to it. 7% alcohol? I didn’t notice. Very smooth.
Great start to my spring, though this one is versatile enough to stretch into summer.
Overall rating: 3.9