Notes: Made with Belgian Trappist yeasts and flavored with maple syrup
Appearance: cloudy gold, especially when served in ice as recommended.
Nose: A little yeasty funk and then some bright apple tartness.
On the palate: Medium-bodied, but rich. The sweetness and woodiness the syrup brings to the table are a nice counterpoint to the funky, slightly floral notes of the yeast and the tartness of the apple. Balanced but complex.
Finish: Clean but the funk lives on in a very pleasant way and the sweetness lingers in the cheeks for a good long while with a nice banana flavor.
Parting words: This is a very nice drink. This is not a table cider, but one for contemplation as befitting its Trappist heritage. Not much else to say really. Crispin does good things with cider. I recommend The Saint.