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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Saison
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brian OíReilly of Sly Fox Brewing Company joins Dirk Naudts to create the fifth brew in the De Proef Brewmasterís Collaboration series. This yearís 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 Ė 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 canít join us in Philadelphia for our annual celebration in June please enjoy this creation in your own celebration of the international brewing community.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend at the Jackie Oís bottle sale on 8/27/11. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of honey, malt, herbs and funk. Herbal flavor with honey, malt, Belgian esters and a bit of tartness on the back end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrmartin (707) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Hazy golden pour with Small off-white head. Light bretts+ citrus nose. Dryish saison yeast and light fruity slightly soured front. Light body. Quick hoppy finish. Nicely balanced. Abv is well masked. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Saison yeast, fruit, slight pepper, slight fruit, flowers, and a hint of Brett. Poured amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of pepper, hops, bubblegum, yeast, pale malt, slight citrus, and a hint of Brett. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Saison yeast, pepper, pale malt, hop, and slight Brett finish is dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1385) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a hazy golden orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is very nice and fruity, it smells like lemon, pear, barnyard funk, peppery spice and some apple. The brew tastes like bready malt, funk, pears, apples, peppery spice and some grassy hops. Thereís a little more bitterness in the taste than I expected, but thatís not really a bad thing in this case. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and dry with moderate carbonation. I think itís a good overall brew, I liked it. $14.99 a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle picked up at International Beverage in Grand Rapids last weekend. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Pours a nice golden-orange color with a bit of chill haze that clears up as it warms. Huge, fluffy off-white head sticks around forever and leaves good lacing on the glass as it falls. The nose starts out with quite a bit of Brett -- nice notes of earth and a bit of barnyard plus some peppery phenolics. Lightly-toasted malt comes in behind that. The flavor steps back a bit, with the phenols taking over a bit and the Brett earthiness falling a bit behind. Same problem occurs in the mouthfeel. Quite dry in the finish. No problems per se, just not as good as the nose would have suggested. Overall, very high quality and probably my favorite in the collaboration series to date. Should age nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Corked and caged. Nose lightly tart and significantly herbal; mineral with a distinctly Belgian yeast. Pale golden pour with a lacing beige head getting up into the Duvel range of frothy stylability. Golden-honey taste, dry and surprisingly bitter with poorly-masked alcohol. Spicy, yeasty main after the malt and leaves that impression for a while. This is young and not Bretty, but the saison yeast is very prominent and paired well with the hops. Iím happy to see this collaboration, the two cities do have some commonalities. Good fresh, but Iíd love to try it in a few years.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5066) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of apple, brett, yeast, and faint floral notes. It pours a hazy gold with a small creamy white head that leaves behind spotty lacing. The flavor starts with lemon, yeast, and a touch of apple. The finish has light-moderate brett and floral notes. Light bodied with somewhat lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4534) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Pours hazy gold into a snifter. Off-white head quickly dissipates leaving spot lacing to hug rim. Brett aromas. Dry with sweet marshmallow and earthy cookie followed by candi before the lasting mildly bitter hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Appearance: dark gold, slightly off-white short fizzy head, bit of lacy froth remaining. Aroma: FUNKY brett up front, with more typical yeasty saison notes, along with some peaches and maybe a little grain and peppercorns . Taste: sour, almost lactic tang, with strong funky and leathery tones over dry, spicy yeast and a bit of fruit (mango, peach, green apple). Finish: sharp, aggressively dry, with lingering brett funk remaining prominent. Notes: Clearly complex, clearly exactly what the brewers were going for, and clearly a well-done take on the style. However, Iím also clearly not much of a brett fan. Just too funky/sour/bitter for my taste, although I can definitely appreciate the uniqueness of the beer. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Pleasant aroma. Slightly funky initial finish with a very funky aftertaste. Fruity. Nice head and color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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