Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Saison
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours orange gold with a 4 finger creamy white head. Aromas of light stone fruits and barnyard. The barnyard/brett wafted to my nose from a foot away. Med body. Itís tangy. Itís fruity. Itís earthy - really barnyard. Finishes with downright farmyard. Iíd a sworn it was a Vinnie creation. Itís brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Barnyard and tart fruit aromas. Spicy saison flavors mixed with tart fruit and funk. Creamy on the palate. Overall delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pours hazy golden color with white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with some hints of brett and some grassy hops. Doughy, fruity and spicy flavors with some brett and a hint of hop bitterness. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. I loved this one so much that I went back and bought the other five bottles they had so I can see how it develops over time. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, citrus, pils malt, spices, vanilla, and light alcohol. Taste of brett, vanilla, citrus, light spices, and faint bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Pours a hazy golden with a medium foamy white head that laced. Aroma of barnyard and lots of citrusy notes from the brett. Some saison spicy yeast esters. Floral, citrusy, great brett profile, dry bready saison. Really well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2011
THOUGHTS: Lots of funk. This was the first Brett beer that Iíve 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
On tap at Congregation Ale House. Wonderful funky nose, yeast, light bubblegum esters. A hint of tartness, horseblanket, and wheat. Hazy golden amber with thin white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Starts fairly dry with pilsner malt sweetness, yeasty funk. Herbal and mild spicy character. Carbonic tang, hint of funky tartness, jasmine. Dry after with nice funky finish. Smooth sweet after. Delicious saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy maize orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of orange, mango, pineapple, light horse blanket, and florals. Flavor of orange, herbs, grass, yeast, brett, and florals with a dry, bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1181) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours hazy orange with touches of green on the edges and fluffy white head. Smells like pineapple and other tropical fruits and some barnyard funk. Tastes predominantly of barnyard funkiness with some fruitiness and some astringency that becomes more apparent (and unpleasant) as the beer warms. Light-bodied with an acidic texture and lots of mouth-carbonation, De Proefbrouwerij Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love) finishes with a nice Brett funk flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, 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.

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