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


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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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"A stylish and artistic collaborative brewing effort that combines the enormous talents of Dirk Naudts, at Belgiumís De Proef Brewery, and Tomme Arthur of Port Brewing and Lost Abbey in southern California."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1893) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Tasted on 3/4/13 from a synthetic corked and caged bottle purchased at Lush quite a while ago. Pours murky burnt orange with a thin off-white head that leaves a very thin collar of lace. The nose is really awesome, with some caramel malt, a nicely dusty, very dry and funky brett aroma, dried date and raisin, and a bit of cherry aroma. The flavor is very interesting, but not quite as pleasant as the nose, with the aged flavor very pronounced. The funky and dry brett dominate the beer with some old caramel malt and touch of fruity cherry on the back of the palate. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a long, super dry and funky brett finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Muddy caramel brown with scant off-white head (barrel-aged) / Rich, stewed nose of caramel, apple cider, sour malt, and spice / Medium body, mostly flat, some sweetness but excellent balance and lightly bitter finish / Old, musty, mellow flavors of apple brandy, licorice, caramel, nut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oak / A weird, old European thing, but quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6321) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Bottle cap seems to have "SA72" printed on it. This oneís a gusher... Be ready to pour it into a glass straight after opening. Hazy darker amber / orange color. Lots of chunky greyish yeast particles visible in the body. Big airy off-white head, leaves decent bubbly loose lace. Lightly tart funky nose, brett is evident there. Though as far as brett beers go, the flavor is hardly tart at all, just mostly just sweet, with a light bitter. Some nutty malts, chocolate, caramel malts. Little dark fruits, prominent cooked vegetables. Earthy, herbal hops reveal themselves more as you go, slowly getting more fruity, slightly (lightly citrusy). Bigger body, soft smooth carbonation, lightly creamy, more dry finish. Interesting flavor. Pretty enjoyable, smooth belgian ale to savor over a long-term.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4351) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Murky dulled orange-brown with a whole lot of floaties. Foamy, fading, soapy head. Smells oxidized, funky apple sweetness.some garbage. Spiced caramel, apple, sweet yeast. Not really that impressive at all, tastes sort of like a boozy, infected Bierre de Garde or maybe Brown Ale. The sweet malts are no match for the pear apple flavors. Major disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11327) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of plums, caramel. Taste is toffee, dark winter fruit. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2768) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pours a hazy orange color with a soapy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma of funk, fruit, and wheat. Dry finish with mostly sweet fruit flavor with Belgian yeast, wheat, and spice. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Falco242. Sweet aroma, but not overly Belgian for a Belgian Strong. Understandable with half of itís influence from a Southern California brewer. Murky reddish orange with a tan head. Bitterness is moderate. Very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Nice foamy pour and a totally unfiltered color. Not the usual belgian which is good, a nice belgian start with wheat flavor that starts to transfer to a hoppy subtle bitterness. A really nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5357) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle to oversized snifter. Looks good; a hazy brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; candy and dark fruit. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3570) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
bottle - Pours hazy amber and has an aroma of yeast, malt, grapefruit, and cherries. The flavor is sweet up front with a dry finish. Itís moderately bitter, yeasty, and a little funky. The body was a little thinner than I expected. Definitely let it warm. I didnít get much spice which could just be my tasting or lack thereof or maybe the spice is more subdued since the bottle has aged awhile. Itís a good beer but honestly I expected fantastic and it fell a bit short.

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