For quite a while now I have been begging any brewer who would listen to brew me a table beer so when Paul Finney from Kaikoura’s Emporium Brewery put one together for the Beer Jerk Advent Calendar I was ecstatic. These hard to find Belgian-style pale ales are the last word in drinkability and this stunner is no exception. Pouring with a lively, zesty carbonation that immediately opens up to a subtle spice aroma from the addition of cardamom and coriander. The Belgian yeast character is subtle and layered but adds a touch of complexity. It’s a bright, fresh, sessionable beer with a unique personality and bags of flavour. It was a small batch so get what you can, while you can!