First produced in 1986 by the Heineken owned Alken-Maes brewery, Judas is a typical Belgian Golden Ale with a high ABV, of course, weighing in at 8.5%. It appears a pale gold in colour with a light good head and has a classic fruity and sweet aroma that a strong Belgian provides. On the palte, citrus notes from the hops are balanced wonderfully by the toffee malts that lurk in the background.
Undergoing a second fermentation in the bottle, this is a full bodied speciality beer with a slightly bitter taste with a truly excellent quality, as demonstrated by their comparisons to the most sought after Belgian beers around. It can be considered an alternative to the immensely popular Duvel and for those that like to try new beers, you will not regret it.