Another date night found hubby and I at our favorite place for hot wings, cold beer, and friendly bar maidens.
The first thing I do when I enter Porky's Cafe is check out the beer board. If there's a new-to-me brew to be had I'm all over that like thick foam on a hearty stout.
This night I was not disappointed.
After we finished our pitcher of water - AKA Bud Light - I ordered up a pint of Sebago Patersbier.
Again, I was not disappointed. Sebago's Patersbier a really good and interesting beer!
As an aside, patersbier (father's beer) is a Trappist table beer. It's not a style of beer, just a lower alcohol version of a regular beer. Traditionally, only available to the monks within the monastery; sometimes served with meals but often reserved for festive occasions.
Patersbier (5.3% ABV) by Sebago is a Belgian Pale Ale was served in a stemmed pint glass, it was a mostly clear golden color with almost no head.
The aroma was amazing; hefeweizen-ish, peachy with floral notes. Very pleasant.
The taste was complex, interesting and tasty. There were clear hefeweizen characteristics coupled with a pleasant bitterness. Bitter but not with a big bite. Peaches were a big part of the flavor profile with essence of banana, clove and other spices. The finish was mildly sweet with a whisper of bubblegum.
The mouthfeel was medium-light with moderate carbonation.
Patersbier goes down oh-so easy. Which is okay. It's a session beer. So, have two. I did!
Overall: über good!