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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2007
Bottled. Very nice and ballanced beer. Spicey. Made for the rembrence of a story about a dog Patrach and Nelo a boy. They are alone and have no food. A sad story known in Japan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2007
Bottle@Home. Nice aroma with licorice, prune, a little spicy and light yeasty. Red brown color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, raisin, licorice, prune. Full and sticky. Very flavorful and nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2007
This was described to me as how Westmalle Dubble used to taste by the owner of the Belgian Beer pub I sometimes go to. I am a big fan of Westmalled Dubble, especially compared to the tripel. This was spot on. Excellent nose that reminded me of walking into Dairy Queen and ordering a Banana Sundae, complete with milk chocolate, cherries, caramel and of course bananas. The mouth didn’t fail to deliver what the nosed promised. Smooth milk chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2010
bottle, maroon coloured with unstable beige/white head. Smell: roasted malt, dark fruit. Taste: also very nice roasted malts, dried plums, oak, very nice dried fruits, yeasty, dark chocolate, coffee. Very nice belgian ale and so underrated beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3107) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2013
Pours dark brown red glow Small white head Smell is a tiny bit chocolate Taste is sweet , sugar , bit earthy , some chocolate . Soft carbo . Nice . Bit weak though

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1778) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with big head. Aromas of sweet malts, raisins, copper and brown sugar. Flavors of raisins, light caramel, and malt extract. Nice lighter Belgian to go with dinner.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2231) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2012
Brown coloured beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Malty spicy and roasted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is roasted sweet ending bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4734) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin, half centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, raisins, figs, nuts, earth, grapes and more pit fruits. Medium-bodied; Deep roasty malt flavours with a ton of pit fruit and basementy malt flavours with a little sweetness, some subtle fig notes and a bit of caramel, all with the roasted malt at play. Aftertaste shows a good balance of the malt and sweetness, but very little else - not too much complexity - tastes similar to an old ale, but the belgie qualities are hard to deny. I sampled this 33cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 30-June-2012 for €2,25 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the pond on 10-August-2013, 12 hours before heading back to Belgium.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle shared with Deanso. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of raisins, toffee, overripe dark fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2011 Bottled. Copper-colored, hazy beer with a creamy, off-white head. Raspberries, caramel, fruits and cellar in the aroma. The flavor is fruity as well, with cellar-notes and some caramel. The body could be fuller, but it is a nice beer. Rating: 7-4-7-3-14-3.5. 060801

Bottle, at De Grotte Witte Arend. A hazy one, brown in color and with a decent beige head. Slightly milky nose, with dried fruits and some caramel. Sourish and milky flavor, lots of prune jam, some dark plums. Full body, decent carbonation. Seems off, still drinkable, but letting my old rating count. This rating: 5-3-5-3-11-2.7. 110429


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