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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lembeek (143) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2012
Aroma dolce di malti tostati, caramello, zucchero candito e note fruttate. Sapore dolce con sentori di caramello, liquirizia e prugne. Corpo leggero. Alcol troppo evidente

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (2884) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a malty fruity caramel aroma a malty hoppy little caramel fruity taste with a bitter finish

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
BlackHaddock (4134) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Brown 33cl bottle, bought in Belgium, but with Japanese on the rear label? This was the fourth beer on one of my ’random beer tasting evenings’ with the wife. Best before 3 Nov 2011, drank Aug 2010. Poured into a Westmalle chalice: Reddy brown and clear body, no lumps or bumpd flaoting about, so all the sediment stayed in the bottle. The off-white head soon turned into a thin wisp and collar. The aroma and flavours within the taste were disappointingly sweet, molasses and a pronounced sugary malted beer taste just killed the beer for me (and the wife). There was no substance to the beer, thin and weak for the style, I know they can be sweet, but this was a poor example of the type and obviously for the export market.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2012
Backlog , bottle bought in Nightshops/Small beershop at Suikerrui, Antwerp

Head: off white, medium, bubbly
Colour: redish/brown
Smell: caramel/candy siurp, malts, sweet, yeasty bitter
Taste: pretty boozey sweet start, malts and candy sirup all the way with a yeasty bready end , unbalanced ...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Dark brown colored pour. Slim khaki head that quickly fell and left no lacing behind. Big caramel aroma with something a little off in there. Almost vegetal. Taste is the same. With a carbonic presence. Very sweet. Some vanilla notes. It’s okay.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (4296) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2011
33 cl. bottle sampled @ De Groote Witte Arend – A: mahogany red/brown with a white head – S: sweet, caramel malts mixed with candy sugar & cherry jam but it is all kind of muddled & murky which definitely takes a notch down T: rather odd, sweet, caramel malts mixed with liquor cherries with the kind of liquor you get inside those dominating here, muddled grains, toasted malts & dark fruits – B: pretty standard – rather muddled & odd but unfortunately in a very middling “meh” kind of way

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle from Beer Temple. Dark brown body with thin oily head. Nose is caramel, brown sugar and malts. Taste is malty, smoky and yeasty. Nice dark combination. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate yeasty, wood, tobacco, ripped dark fruit notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, yeasty, berry - candy, mixed licorice and blood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110813]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
txspartan (969) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2011
Nice flavour, almost smokey. Too watery a texture, though. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2011
Bottled 330ml
Nut brown color, small beige head. Aroma of plums and raisin soup. Lively carbonation. Raisins, plums and candy sugar in the flavor, some soya sauce too. Quite watery body for 8 % beer. Decent.


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