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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Saison
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brian O’Reilly of Sly Fox Brewing Company joins Dirk Naudts to create the fifth brew in the De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration series. This year’s collaboration celebrates the great brewing cultures of both Philadelphia and Gent.

Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love) is a slightly higher gravity interpretation of the saison style. It is fermented with two yeasts – a classic saison yeast as well as brettanomyces from an original gravity of 1066 (16.5 plato). These yeasts yield a dry and slightly spicy ale with a strong hint of farmhouse character that will continue to develop with age. The use of Target and Styrian Golding hops at 37 IBUs add floral aromatics and a balancing bitterness.

Broederlijke Liefde if the official Belgian collaboration ale of Philly Beer Week 2011. If you can’t join us in Philadelphia for our annual celebration in June please enjoy this creation in your own celebration of the international brewing community.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle shared with Mike, Steve, Ryan & Big Daddy. Hazy gold, white head. Nose is caramel malt, cherry pit brett. Flavor is medium caramel maltiness, yeasty twang, cherry pit, nice herbal & grassy hoppiness. Solid bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate herbs, citrus hop and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy spicy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. I would recommend this to a friend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (667) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Rare Beer Club offering: pours hazy, pale golden. minimal white head that fades quickly. Farmhouse funk, Brett, oak and barnyard notes carry a distinct floral, wild nose. spice, floral, pepper, bread, grass, cereal, wheat lemon zes, passion fruit nuances throughout a sip. a bit sour and dry. medium carbonation and somewhat effervescent. the more you endow, the better she gets.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (875) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Great, slightly hazy brushed gold with a pure white head. Limited lacing but the body of the head generally remains. Sour with slight wheat and some pronounced spice on the nose. I think the brett overpowers the saison aspects of this beer. It is tasty, but hard to get much of the saison characteristics. The bitterness lends a nice frame to this beer, and it has a solid dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Golden, pale haze, moderate to large sudsy white head, sticky lacing.   Bright funky barnish maltiness, a little floral, a little dank, and some Witbier like spicing.   Smells purty good.   Strong barnish notes up front, but also spicy and floral.   This is tasty!   Smooth, nice amount of sweetness.   Could stand to be a touch drier, but other than that its real enjoyable.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Seems a little bubbley, which is fine.   Has a bit more mealy backside than the front, which is okay.   Lingering sweet floral/spicy maltiness.   *BURP*   Yeah, its carbonated alright.   This was much better than I thought.   My only complaint, make it a little drier.   Other than that, great stuff!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a murky/hazed golden yellow body with a medium sized rocky white head. Decent retention, above average lacing. Aromas of funk and brett phenolics, some spicy hop notes, pineapple, barnyard, horseblanket. A bit of ginger, pepper and light grain. Flavors of funk, alcohol, bready malt, a bit of ginger. Feels a bit big and flabby despite the brett. Floral hop notes. An odd oily quality. A good amount of funk. Extremely lively carbonation, pretty, dry, warming, medium to slightly lighter bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a big cream colored head. Sumemr fruit and yeast aroma. Spice and yeast flavor with summer fruit. Mediumb odied. Summer fruit and light sweetness lingers with spice, yeast, and light brett.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2011
22 oz bottle, sent by a close friend back in PA in July 2011. It was time to drink, no more sitting in the basement. HUGE funk nose, yeast and Brett. Taste is a peppery yeast, sweet malts, pineapple with light sour notes. ABV is well masked. Dry finish, Lots of herbal hops as it warms. Complex. I am very glad my friend was able to grab this for me. I’m smiling and drunk at this point in the night!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2011
THOUGHTS: Lots of funk. This was the first Brett beer that I’ve had that was this intense with barnyard notes. Hid alcohol fairly well. So much funk without much of the sour. Aroma was slightly off-putting at first, but then it really grew on me. It took a little getting used to, just like the first time someone tries blue cheese. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very clear, light to medium golden with an average, white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. It does get cloudy, though, toward the bottom of the bottle. The aroma was light to moderate, grain, cereal and pale malt; moderate to heavy sweat, horse blanket, barnyard leather cheese and spicy yeast; and a little anise. As it warmed some fresh baked bread and some fruitiness came out. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, moderately acetic and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet, acetic and acidic. There was pilsener malt, funky yeast, barnyard, leather, anise, pepper, lemon, more funk cheesy yeast, a little honey, a little fruitiness, and lots of citrus toward the end. The light to medium body leaned more toward medium and was extremely dry, but got a little syrupy by the end. It also had soft, but very tingly carbonation and a dry, lightly alcoholic and lightly chalky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Pours a clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma has hints of spice and funk...slightly floral and fruity. Flavor has some sweetness up front reminiscent of a tripel, some funk and spice in the middle, and a very bitter, dry finish...a little to bitter for my taste in a saison. Mouthfeel is lively and the finish is dry, lightly spiced, and boozy.


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