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Craig Allan
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Mery-la-Bataille, France

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pelik59 (15) - FRANCE - NOV 15, 2010
Tasted on tap in La capsule, a very good beer pub in Lille. Aroma is perfect, cascade is very present, amarillo is well balanced, on taste i will put 10 if Bitterness was longer... I have tasted in bottle too, but it’s not the same product, it’s very better on tap!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lebesgue (5) - FRANCE - AUG 18, 2012 does not count
Bottle. Golden colored. Citrus and hop nose. Lemon and grapefruit taste, with a middle bitterness. A nice refreshing beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maltandhops (50) - Paris, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2010
Found it in a beer shop in Paris. Lovely golden colour beer. Between blond and amber. Good lasting head. Good fruitiness on the nose with hop flowers. On the palate, pleasantly dry with a well balanced bitterness. Probably Cascade hops. Lots of fruits like grape fruits, lemons and pineapple. Also a hint of bergamot. Great complexity and very good length. At last a good beer in France, I’ll get a case tomorrow.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Camibiere (19) - - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle - Dranken Geers Aroma - Spicy and grapefruit, oranges Appearance - Clear orange with small white foam Taste - Very fruity with citrus fruits, lavender and slightly medicine Overall - Delicious and bit strange!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tim Webb (231) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
75cl bottle from the beer store in Cassel, where the brewery may end up some day. A dead ringer for Saison Dupont. Mixed hop aroma, big aromatic hopping, firmly tioned malt based - a delight to drink. of the best. A lesson in why to buy local, perhaps?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
digreg (3) - lille, FRANCE - JAN 22, 2012 does not count
Tap at La capsule A blond hoppy beer. Nose of citrus with a malty body and a long dry finish. Good stuff

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophop (27) - SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
Tasted many times in France on draft and in bottles. At best this is an original beer marrying the spiciness and roundness of a belgian ale with the citrus character of American hops. At worst the Belgian character dominates and the hops are obscured leaving a good but less interesting Belgian style, hoppy beer. On draft this beer can be excellent and truly original defying style characterizations (it’s definitely not an IPA).

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2011
33cl bottle courtesy of steptin, in turn, courtesy of urbeer - thank you gentlemen! Deep golden color, medium thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of citrus, light pineapple. Taste has lots of citrus and pine boughs. Very nice stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3745) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 7, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 Served in amazing glass, very classy. With the yeast pours a hazy amber with stable off white head. Fresh aroma with citrus notes and fresh yeast. Quite active carbonation but a lovely dry base. Good amount of bitterness and with that flavour. A classic blond but perfectly hopped. Good stuff. (Bottle at l’Academie de la Biere)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3292) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 5, 2013
Dobre i ciekawe piwo. Dry hopping oraz goryczkowe i aromatyczne chmiele pachną ładnie. Wszystko zgrane elegandzko, piana ładna i spora, sporo mazi w butelce i ładnie powolutku rozprowadza się w tulipanie. Piwo jest na finiszu bardzo drożdzowe i jakby nieco nut zbożowych z belgijskiego tripla. Nazwa prowokacyjna:) i polecam skosztować je.


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