Today's beer has been sitting my basement for some time. It comes in a 750mL light brown bottle, with a corked top. The label is probably one of the worst I've ever seen on a beer. The only information readily available is that it is a French beer and has 8.5% alcohol/vol.
It took some work, but I eventually got the cork off. It was significantly harder to work out than anything by Unibroue or Chimay. I had to haul out the corkscrew. When opened, there were some floral and fruity hops in the aroma. The beer poured an absolutely clear pale gold colour. There was a one-finger white head that lasted a long time, supported by a ridiculous amount of large bubbles. After pouring, the beer's aroma had subsided to that of a domestic: unimpressive.
The first sip was pretty good. The beer tasted like a very good domestic beer. There was only a slight malty dry flavour. The feel in the mouth was very bubbly, but not sharp. There was a very slight bitter aftertaste. Overall, the beer was fairly good. I would consider it a good introduction to craft beers.