Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: American Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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In collaboration with Terrapin Beer Company, Athens, Georgia

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Draft at Belgian. Pours a deep, murky amber with a thick, pillowy off white heavy laced head. Aroma of doughy yeast, sweet toasty malts, vanilla, oak, and alight hints of peat and funk. Medium to full bodied with a smooth, sticky sweet palate. Finishes warm and solid. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScottButler (13) - Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Beautiful reddish color with a fairly nice nose. Doesn’t taste even a little bit like a Flanders Red - reminds me more of an amber that Southern Tier would make. Big, imperial style, powerful amber-style flavors, a little over the top - strong. Just ok. I love De Proef, and I love Terrapin, but this didn’t quite do it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swoopjones (5888) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
BCTC 2010, Ratebeer tent, my bottle. Pours a rouge/brown color, tasted like a real old IPA, very little resemblance to a flanders IMO, styrofoam & booze, little else

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to blutt59) rich deep amber with lasting creamy and oily off-white head. Nose of pine, brett, florals, and hibiscus. Taste is flowery, mildly bitter, rye, brett and the finish is oily floral, smooth and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2010
750 cc from Capone’s, CAH, and Smith’s. Pours turbid deep copper ruby mahogany with 3 f ow head. Great lacing, so shive the under-attenuated argument up your corn hole. Nose is hefty caramel malt, earthy, spicy and floral, withh substantial tropical fruity citrtus and hops, plus black peppery notes. Tastes very peppery, malty,, with hops, tangerine, pineapple, earthy vanilla, and a smooth finish. This is a very good beer, but my question is whether this one is better than the Pugsley XXXIPA I had earlier. After a few more sips, I can unequivocally say yes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Red/brown with a good off-white head. Aroma is of dark fruit, like cherries. Malty taste - like an earthy toast. The finish is quite bitter with what seems like brett character in it (but not a lot) and then the feel of alcohol on your tongue. I’m actually a little disappointed, but in looking at the ratings, I’m guessing this one just doesn’t do it for me personally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
750ml bottle.Pours a deep red with a foamy/creamy white/red head.Nose is Brett with some yeast and cherry.Taste is really interesting with notes ranging from Brett,sour cherry,hops and rye.Really interesting blend of flavors that is quite enjoyable.Hope Terrapin starts kicking out more strange off beat brews like this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3770) - - JUL 10, 2010
750ml bottle. dark, muddy brownish red under a huge, foamy beige head. almond, oak, vanilla, peach aromas. flavor is the same with a mix of almond butter, vanilla, oak, peach syrup. medium-full bodied. low carbonation and quite milky-creamy actually. pretty heavy on the oak and almond flavors. not getting any rye notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. I actually thought I’d been served the wrong beer for several minutes, as I could in no way imagine how this beer could be considered a Flanders Red as indicated on labels and in promo. It’s a mean-looking beer, cloudy reddish brown with minimal carbonation. Extremely sharp nose, almost harshly boozy with a woody tang. Good thing they’ve now relabeled it. It is, as Dustin from Terrapin explained to us, Rye Squared with Westmalle yeast and Proef yeast aged on wood forever. Makes a lot more sense to me, given how the beer actually tastes, but it’s way to harsh and boozy right now, with not even much going on in terms of an enjoyable, hoppy strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
bottle, pulpy orange color with a sour grapefruit and horsey aroma, flavors of sour fruit, caramel, some hops

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