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Craig Allan
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Plessis de Roye, France

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Agent Provocateur is a strongly hopped beer - a hybrid of an IPA and a Belgian golden ale. Bright, colourful notes of exotic fruits (pineapple, grapefruit and lime) and spices give way to a solid, long bitter finish. This beer is an excellent aperitif and goes perfectly with spicy food. Brewed by Craig Allan @ De Proef


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (3613) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, Belgium august 2011. Golden, clear with a big white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Fruity taste, a bit metallic. Some bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
(33cl bottle, BB 14/07/12) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a tall rocky off-white head. Aroma of grass, basil, florals, orange peel, pineapple, and toasted grain. Flavor of grass, florals, Belgian yeast, pineapple, pine, dried apricots, and citrus with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13379) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty aroma, toffee, roastd, som bread. Roasted malt flavor, brown sugar, bready, chocolate notes, some bread. Fruity hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 11, 2011
Discretina eh, perň la fa De Proef; il primo giro da Brewberry č andato cosě.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2011
06/05 0.33 l bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks for sharing! It poured hazy orange body with medium sized head. Very pleasant orange hop aroma, a bit of yeast. Slightly bitter flavor, smoothed with yeast and milk bread malt. May have a touch of coriander. Not heavy in body, rather thinner, with longer citrus and bread finish. A fine beer it is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abio (1773) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2011
Orange coloured beer, ok head, should be a bit bigger, and hold a bit longer. But sticks nice to the glass. Hoppy, citrus-fruits, spiced. Light dry bitterness, a bit earthy at the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Pours golden pumpkin in color with a fluffy crew cut of white foam. Copper/pennies on the aroma at first. Hopefully this dies down with a little breathing. I’m also detecting some sharp pine needle notes, a subdued apple ester note, and a touch of green banana. This beer is meant to be a hybrid of IPA and Belgian blonde, and it shows, albeit with subtlety. The blonde aspect comes through with some soft fruit salad flavors (apple, banana) and an unmistakeable Belgian yeast character, while the IPA part manifests mainly as a mild bitterness and herbal edge on the finish. The palate is very nice in a hedonistic sense here. Surprisingly creamy and fulfilling, which combines with wheat-derived esters to give the impression of a rich hefe or a light weizenbock on the tongue. Not really the ideal presentation for a blend of two styles that are best when dry, but there’s no denying that this tastes and feels good, so to hell with style. This is way on the modest side of the Belgian IPA spectrum, but it achieves what it wants to and it’s tasty. Only downside is the aroma, which after several minutes is still dusty and metallic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11492) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Cavé Bulles, Paris.
[thanks bigbro]
Pours light hazy golden with a big, frothy/bubbly white head. Lovely fruity aroma, green apples, peach, apricot, crisp sweetish malts. Highish carbonation, dryish and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine crisp malts, light doughy, some biscuity notes. Pepper, pineapple, peach and pine. Fine lingering dryness in the finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2011
nice bright citrus/pineapple hop aroma backed by a bit of sugary belgian sweetness. pours a slightly cloudy pale orange with fizzy white head. flavor is fairly mild, lighly sweet and bitter, mostly hops, a bit grainy. super dry, overcarbonation, slightly astringent, with refreshing mild bitter finish. this is ok with a good aroma, but is not quite right.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2011
A clear golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of hops and fruits. The taste is fruity like citrus, with hop bitter. The aftertaste is bitter with some sweet.


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