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


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anova167 (304) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Cloudy orange and lacy white head. Very fruity smell with bread. Flavor is very sweet. Fruity and hints of lavender. A little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6682) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/26/13. 750mL bottle. Lightly hazy golden orange pour with a nice off-white head. Light fruity aroma, mostly getting yeast type fruitiness, touches of creamy coconut, peach, apricot, and oak, not much. Sweet flavor, plenty of sugars, the Brett and yeasts haven’t dried this bad boy out quite yet. Some of the oak and fruitiness is there, but I’m mostly getting sweetness. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (453) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle, enjoyed on Christmas morning. Would have been a better Sumer beer but what can you do? Pours a rich amber, very light white bubbles initially but gone before you know it. Rich and smooth with Belgian flavor spiked with the expected peach, coconut and oak touches. Light Brett notes in the background. Enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4442) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Poured an amber orange color with aromas of tropical fruit, light coconut, some sweet dough and had some light floral notes. Flavors match the aromas not overly sweet the light peach and coconut is there but you have to search for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2388) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draft - fruity like punch but not overly sweet. Candy sugars and more orange colored fruit. Sweet. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2413) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Moderate grain and cereal for the malt, flowers for the hops, and dough for the yeast, with peach and ginger in the background. Head is average size, creamy, white with fair lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy, medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, syrupy with a lively carbonation and a a lightly astringent finish. Though over the top in the fruity department this Belgian Strong Ale is in perfect balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Hazy amber pour with a white head. Aromas of fruit and notes of oak. I don’t get any coconut but I do pick up on the peach. Flavor is interesting, lots of fruit notes (tangerine and pineapple predominantly) and the oak character comes through in the finish. Very complex. Abv is well-hidden too. Solid brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1926) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Cloudy amber pour with a large frothy white head that reduced to a lasting foam and lace. Feels really smooth and mild for such a high ABV. Big tangerine notes. Honey. Marmalade. Figs. Pineapple. Green plums. The coconut only appears at the end. Mostly sweet though the oak tannins add a bit of dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11981) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Draft. Small off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach, some tropical fruit/pineapple, light coconut. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, tropical fruit, light alcohol, alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (858) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Shared a bottle July 3 with a friend. Pours apricot copper with moderate head. Aroma of apricot and cereal. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of funky fruit juice, cane sugar, kiwi, lime, tropical fruit. Overall tasty with funky fruit notes.

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