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


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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
"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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 Draft @ Patron Saint Party. Pours gold/yellow with a bright white ring. The nose has subtle hints of floral textures. The nose stood out as being different and scared me a bit but I didnít have to worry too long. The taste was sweet, floral and a bit bitter. Overall a very nice well rounded belgian strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle: Orange gold, nice white head and lacing. Nose of bright spice, eucalyptus, citrus and vanilla, coriander, grapefruit peel. Bright yeast and nice malt, very aromatic. Floral, citrusy, explosively peppery. Finishes creamy, good belgian with light hops and a crisp, earthy spicy persona. Thanks BuckeyeBoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
750ml bottle (not sure who brought this one!). Poured a deep and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of light funkiness, fruity, and yeast. Tastes of the same light funk and fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2586) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 Hazy orange, moderate head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is fruity, bret, some basement notes as well. Bret is very minor, more of a fruity Belgian. Interesting, enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2007
This blonde ale poured with a massive white head, that foamed out the top of the bottle as soon as it was opened. There is a musty citrus aroma. The flavor, too, is musty starting off sweet then settling into a dryer fruit taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 3, 2007
750 ml. bottle. Aroma of spice and yeast with floral/fruity hop. Hazy ripe apricot color with a decent white head. Medium bodied with moderate, almost creamy, carbonation. The flavor is lighter stone fruits, like peach and apricot, with tingly spice. Seems a bit funky like something from Russian River. Itís lightly sweet, but the finish turns dryish with a earthy, tart finish. The mouth tingles in a way. Could be a bit woody. Very different; very, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5977) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2007
750ml bottle pours out a cloudy gold topped with a white head. Odd nose of ligth hops belg spice. Pretty cool the IPA/Belg combo. I am glad i had it but would not be a everyday brew for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Thanks for sharing general_gao. The body was medium gold colored with a light khaki head. The aroma was funky with notes of hay, apricots and carmel. The taste was leathery with some carmel. There was also apple core and notes of apricots. This is a strange brew, but part of my problem is that I do not like apricots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010 smells musty with ripe cherries. muddy yeast forward that tingles the tongue. smoky throughout. 073110 Nice gentle brett character, some salty wet dog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2009 on tap at the maproom. pours hazed orange with white head. nose is peachy, orange, hoppy, and slightly medicinal. flavor is sweet peach, orange, apricot, medicinal, no alcohol noticied at all. hops are fruity but this isnít very bitter and didnít seem that fresh. decent stuff but would have been killer if there was no medicinal notes and a fresher hop taste.3.3.

1/2/09, 750ml bottle. big green apple aroma with some in the flavor, herbal notes, oh this is just awful, drain pour.2.8.

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