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

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RATINGS: 462   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."


3.5
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Brownish amber brew with a small amount of white head. Nose is funky, earthy, and dirty (in a good way) with caramel malt. Lots of tart brett with some spice and caramel. I think this had aged wonderfully.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Appearance was cloudy brown with creamy off-white diminishing head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet toffee, sugars, spices, fruity yeasts, slight hops and dough, no alcohl present 8.5%. Taste where crazy spices,caramel, toffee malts with slight tartness and figs, dates, cherry from the bretts. Palate was slick texture with soft CO2. The meduim-full body with average length smooth spicy finish. If had more hoppyness...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Pours honey amber in color with a bright white very nice, lacy head. The delicious juicy aroma brings tart and sweet notes shining through nicely from some time on the Brett. The flavor brings tart Brett that tastes nice, but has lost just a bit maybe with time. The flavors of some white wine with a bit of dryness even though the beer is a bit juicy overall come through in a nice way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1356) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle; Pour is slightly murky golden with a frothy off white head in this glass. It retains fairly well, with some sticky lacing present. The nose is tropical fruits, lemon grass, with some caramel and biscuits present. This is a nice belgian strong here ; it is slightly boozy, with some american hop presence, I suppose. The Belgian side is a bit on the stronger side; Thereís some more tropical fruit, candied sugars, caramel, bready malts, and some bitterness from the hop notes. Again ; a nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2511) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
This beer appears a very hazy, light brown hue with a minimal head and just a touch of lacing. Aromas consist of Belgian yeast with perhaps a hint of citrus and hay. This collaboration tastes decent, but not great. For the price and availability, I would never choose this over Duvel or Delirium Tremens. However, I am always elated to taste a new beer, especially from two highly respectable breweries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle
Aroma hops ,alcohol, malts, yeast side. Golden malt blended with alcohol.
Appearance thick hazed amber with medium top.3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium plus bodied. Caramel sweetness, earthy following. Mellow carbonation. Some fruity hints with bitter side. Quiet drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyMedic (4) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 24, 2012 does not count
Iím not the biggest fan of the lighter belgians so Iím sure that affected my rating... that being said, it has wonderful carbonation and a sweet bread character that makes it pretty drinkable. It was nice to have a little citrusy hop flavor in the undertones as well. I did not expect that from the style. Good beer but just not really my cup of tea

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - FEB 8, 2012
pours opaque copper hue this brew has no head and is lightly carbonated. the aroma is bread and caramel with floral accent. it is very fruity and full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilnatp (564) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2012
BOTTLE at Darkness Day 2011. Dark amber pour. Citrus and caramel. [end of notes]


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