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


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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Hoppy, grassy, sweet and spicy in the aroma. Pours golden blonde. Piney, with hints of citrus, sweetness, hints of brett like flavors. I wonder if this will sour up in some time? Nicely carbonated and easy to drink for 8.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazed, dark golden body with a white, creamy-looking head. Smell: A notably spicy, fragrant aroma generous with itís amount of grass, pine, and Brett that inspires alot of green, earthy imagery. Taste: Faint pale malt sweetness with stronger flavors of pine and grass and flickers of white pepper and citrus. Finishes semidry with a slight lingering of bitterness and pepper. Am I mad in saying itís like a beer-inspired chutney? Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Full, lively carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Drinkability: A pretty good beer, itís release should be good news for any fans of the latest trend of hoppy Belgians.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle. Didnít notice any brett, but what I did notice was this this is by far my favorite highly hopped, Belgian-style beer. Very nice and drinkable. Smooth w/ a hearty hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2007
Honey-straw hue with vigorous carbonation and a bubbly white head. First thoughts are of Orval with all of the brett and hops, but the hops are much more grassy- and citric-American in this beer. Bananas, pepper, pineapple, tarragon aromas. Very bright and dry with prickly carbonation. Citric and bready to start, finishes with lots of pepper and pine. Lingering doughy taste. Light in body with a slick texture and fierce carbonation. Should improve as the brett picks up, but already very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3317) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Thereís a lot of phenols in this one, but it really works. Peppery, pretty dry. A little on the yeasty side. Fairly hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 #400!!!!!!! ml Michael Jacksons beer of the Month Club. Very tasty. Yeasty, band aidish aroma. Probably the Brett. Pours a nice lasting head. Really like this brew. Some bitterness evident but the Belgian yeast seems to dominate in a good fashion. well done. cant wait to enjoy the next 3 750ís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daHammer (60) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Yellow/Golden color, clear with a thin white head with low head retention and good lacing. Earthy yeast aroma and leather Brett. aroma with sweet malt aroma and low hop aroma. Sweet malt first and then the yeast and Brett. take over with a low hop flavor and bitterness that drys into the lingering finish. medium light body and smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol warming into the finish, Very complex!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Pours a transparent dark golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of earthy dry citrusy hoppy character and some pale Belgian malt along with some leathery brett. Body starts lightly pale malty and sweet with a lot of brett and big citrusy bittering hops. Finishes drier with some lingering bitterness and crisp fresh hoppiness. An interesting and enjoyable hoppy Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 Pours a hazy deep golden copper color with a white head. Aroma is some green apple, brett, lots of juicy citrus hops. Flavor is some malts, fruit, brett, and a long grassy, grapefruit bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle from the MJ Rare Beer Club. Pours orange with a ince fluffy white head. Smells of citrus, flowers, some pine, some bret hints. Tastes mildly bitter and tarte with some nice peppery splashes, lots of hoppy bitterness. The balance isnít quite what I was hoping on this one, but it was a nice experiment nonetheless.

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