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


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Belgian ale aged on oak chips with coconut and peaches. Brewed with Belgian candi sugar, lactose, Magnum and Simcoe, fermented with Trappist Yeast and Brett Brux III.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
at warren’s funky 9. hot alcohol. very warming. very fruity. clean finish. would probably be better at a colder temp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle from Rare Beer Club. Aroma is more Tripel and peach, rather than coconut. Palate could be better. It really shows bitter notes after the peach. Flavor is about the same. Pretty good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2968) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2013
750ml corked and caged bottle. Pours a hazy copper orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma of of peaches, tropical fruit, and a hint of coconut. Taste of peaches, light tropical fruits, and slight hints of coconut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Barley Johns. Pours yellow gold with a tight soapy head. Aroma has peaches little pineapple and lemon. Taste is more pineapple some peach and Belgian yeast and a nice spice. Palate is slick and dry with a warming finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Tap at FH, 10 Aug 13, this is a surprise, I looked to see Cigar City on the menu and had to order it, nose is lightly coconut but more belgian profile, the taste is hearty coconut meat, milk and sweetness on the lips from the peach.. really interesting brew but not something I’d want to drink daily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10740) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On draught at 101 Beer Kitchen. The beer pours a mostly clear dark amber color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pineapple, yeast and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of peaches, oaky vanilla, malt and yeast. The finish is fruity with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tobias (206) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
750ml corked bottle: pour is like liquid gold. Pure white head. Complex aroma of earthiness, peach, citrus, cream, with hints of coconut. Similar flavors are present in the taste. Peaches and cream. Slighty sweet but balanced. Complex flavors! Fruity, earthy, funky. Very drinkable. If it wasnt so pricy, i would drink this regularly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours orange. Nose is coconut, fruits, sweet caramels, toast, so much coconut. Flavor, sweet but not cloying, finishes surprisingly dry for its sweetness. Interesting and good but a lot going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Bottle
Aroma: Tropical fruit, distinct belgian banana, oak, vanilla, subtle tartness
Appearance: Nice, clear orange/amber with lacing white head with good retention
Taste: Initial taste is not distinctive and a bit bitter. Notes of fruit and oaky smoothness in midpalate and finish. Fruit juices sweetness.
Palate: Medium body and mouthfeel. Warming alcohol sensation. Chalky, peach skin bitterness toward the finish
Overall: Aroma promises more fruit than I pick up in the taste. Alcohol seems to subdue the subtle fruit flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
750ml from the Rare Beer Club. Slightly murky pour, medium orange with a fluffy head and delicate lacing. Wood chips mask most of the coconut in both the nose and the taste but kind of enhance tripel’s bite and sharpness. This made it far less sweet to me than some have found, although the tropical fruits are certainly anything but muted. I found the peach to be more like peach juice, sweetish, and there were hints of papaya too. Interesting.

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