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

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RATINGS: 460   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."


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNeedy (125) - 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 (610) - 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 (668) - 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 (1780) - 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 (5618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle. Rich golden pour with a soapy head. Aroma and flavor of citrus and caramel. Very nice brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
bottle shared at Max & Jessís tasting - cloudy, light colored pour. Light caramel malts, spruce and pine. Light nutty notes and hoppy bitterness and some earth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle shared by Tony. Nice light color with bubbly head. Aroma is slightly citrusy with hints of lemon zest. Canít remember much else though

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
750 mL bottle with lots of sediment in the bottom. Pours a hazed golden amber with some larger particles and a white head. Aroma has a dry bretty funk with some berry, perhaps some honey and light oxidized hops. Flavor has the brett note leading into a touch of caramel and... tomato sauce? Thatís definitely what Iím getting. Itís not unpleasant, but itís just weird to make the connection. Eventually the tomato sauce flavor mostly transforms to an herbal honey mix, toasty biscuit, but Iím still kind of perplexed about where the tomato came from for so long.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours murky orange with soapy/creamy off-white head. Aroma of strong malt, farmhouse, deep fruit. Flavor is much the same with a nice sweetness with a spicy kick wanting to break through with some burnt caramel notes and nice finish. Mouthfeel is heavy body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, damn good brew!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Hazy golden amber pour thin off white head light lacing ... aroma is of caramel malts and fruity yeast as well as some floral and citrus hop .... taste is of caramel malts, fruity yeast and a spicy bitter herbal and citrusy/floral hop bite that has a nice linger feel on the tongue ... a solid and smooth brew abv hidden well ... sessionable and well done


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