Side-by-side with Bolleke De Koninck. This is probably the best Belgian-style Pale Ale I have ever consumed. Smooth. Pleasant fruity aroma with hints of banana. On the sweet side, but not candy sweet like Orval. Mildly potent at 8.4% ABV. Delightful.
Side-by-side with Pauwel Kwak. This is lighter given the lower ABV, however the hue is just a slight bit darker. Far less aromatic. Also much less sweet. It tasted slightly like cigarette smoke following Kwak, but it held its own after several sips. 4.40*
I wonder if this beer is a rebranding of Kona's Kanaha Blonde Ale. The mango flavour is very faint. It's crisp and refreshing. It reminds me of a session IPA. Hanalei is fruitier. Bronco Billy starring Clint Eastwood at Bronco Billy Steakhouse!