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

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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 Belgium’s De Proef Brewery, and Tomme Arthur of Port Brewing and Lost Abbey in southern California."


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Tasted on 3/4/13 from a synthetic corked and caged bottle purchased at Lush quite a while ago. Pours murky burnt orange with a thin off-white head that leaves a very thin collar of lace. The nose is really awesome, with some caramel malt, a nicely dusty, very dry and funky brett aroma, dried date and raisin, and a bit of cherry aroma. The flavor is very interesting, but not quite as pleasant as the nose, with the aged flavor very pronounced. The funky and dry brett dominate the beer with some old caramel malt and touch of fruity cherry on the back of the palate. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a long, super dry and funky brett finish.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beezydrunkit (7) - - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Draft. Pours a dark orange with white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is of apricots, banana, and peach. Light malty aroma. Taste is more of the same, but with that signature Belgian flavor from the yeast. Reminds me of a fantastic tripel with added flavors. Palate is medium body, good heft. Some moderate carbonation. Not too heavy nor too light. Overall very impressed with this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - APR 12, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Faintly cloudy golden yellow with off-white foamy head, vanilla like aroma with some tropical fruit, medium carbonation, thick body, slightly salty taste with a bitter finish. Very satisfying brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3186) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle 750ml. Pours brown with low white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of caramel, fruits. Taste is of caramel, fruits, malt. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Good, malty. Not re-inventing the wheel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5235) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Golden pour with white head. Had this as part of a flight at Half Acre. Bubblegum and sugar, mild tartness and very fruity. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4908) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) at tasting. Clear amber with a small bubbly white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is quite yeasty with raisins, spiciness, alcohol, cardboard and rotten notes. Taste isn’t much sweet, there’s moderate spiciness, a bit of alcohol heat, lots of fruity yeast and oxidation notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Fruity and a bit spicy finish. Not the kind of BSA I like, lack depth and not a clean profile enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (3038) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
Pours a clear amber with a thin white head that leaves spotty lacing. Nose is of cardboard, fruits and light vinegar. Taste is of caramel, booze and more oxidation signs. Some dark fruits or maybe red grapes. Body is medium, carbonation low to moderate and it does feel a little vinous. OK but nothing much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1413) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille 750ml, bottle share. Couleur cuivrée foncée translucide, anneau de bulle beige foncée. Arôme d’amande, malt, alcool. Goût de malt caramélisé, alcool, amande. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
pours hazy/cloudy light brown orange with a small light beige cap offering minimal retention and lacing. spicy sweet dill, fruity nutty maltiness, spicy raisins, rotten red fruitiness - very curious aroma; belgian yeast. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; astringent, ashy, sweet and spicy finish. fail.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (4714) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Cette bière sans mousse et sans grandes bulles montre une douceur maltée et des herbes. Le goût est sensiblement le même avec une apparition fruitée. Le corps est sans bulles. La finale est maltée. Sans grand intérêt.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (2930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark hazy amber with light to moderate head. Aromas of rye dough, dark fruit, and Christmas spice. Flavors of rich sweet malts, raisins and Christmas cake, and Belgian yeast. Wonderful.


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