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

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"A stylish and artistic collaborative brewing effort that combines the enormous talents of Dirk Naudts, at Belgium’s De Proef Brewery, and Tomme Arthur of Port Brewing and Lost Abbey in southern California."


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
I’m not the biggest fan of the lighter belgians so I’m 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 (1273) - 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 (631) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2012
BOTTLE at Darkness Day 2011. Dark amber pour. Citrus and caramel. [end of notes]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (12039) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 26, 2012
Hopfiger, süß muffiger Beginn. Dann herber, modrig hefig, etwas langweilig. Süßlich, dann hefiger, leichte Kräuternoten. OK. 11/10/8/7/10/8

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle... Poured dark golden with a white-ish head. Bread-like character with loads of yeast spice, esters, and even a hint of tartness. Burnt, toasted caramel-like malts to balance the heavy dose of yeast.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Poured from the bottle, this hazy yellowish ale had a remarkable aroma easily decernible from a distance. A full bodied flavor followed that was the perfect after dinner libation that finished strong but at the same time mellowly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours a pale green-gold with a thick white head. Aroma is sour apple, vanilla, cloves and possibly pickles (?). Taste is solvent, sour fruit, pine, spice. Pretty good overall.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ddemmingjr (753) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle brought back from KC- pours cloudy, brownish amber, decent head. bottle aged for a year but an original batch so 4 years old. Distinct De Proef yeast, bread, caramel malts, subtle spice, cream soda on the nose. rich bread, honey sweetness, caramel, molasses, a bit of apricot, apple cider, cedar. wow, really complex and nuanced. medium finish and mouthfeel. Love De Proef distinctiveness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2013) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Date: October 22, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Darkness Day. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers during Darkness Day!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle. Rich golden pour with a soapy head. Aroma and flavor of citrus and caramel. Very nice brew.


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