RateBeer
overall
99
98
style
Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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."


sauceyhops' rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Iím not the biggest fan of the lighter belgians so Iím 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3506) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, barnyard, yeast, and oak. Thin mouthfeel with light grain, wet biscuit, and funk. Easy to drink, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1574) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
330ml bottle..Pour is golden with a cream head..Nose is fruits, bread, brett? yeast..Nice medium carbonation...Taste is Fruits, bready,alcohol hidden, hops, apple, bitter, citrus, spice...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Rated on 7-15-2009 (Corked & caged bottle) When poured, this beer forms a large, rocky, foamy, fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished, mostly transparent/slightly hazy golden body, and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is bready malt, brett, funky, yeast, citrus, and herbal hops. The Taste is sweet, yeasty, bready malt, lightly spicy, and citrus hops. The Palate is tingly and this beer is light bodied. Overall, I enjoyed this beerís flavors and the 8.5%ABV was apparent, but not overly so. This beer tastes refreshing on a muggy Indiana summer day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1469) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Aroma of rotten pear and other tart fruits, ever had ípeach barbeque?í I am sensing that too. Weird yellowish tan color. Strange yeast effects. Clearly not a sour ale but has the tastes of one. Heavy dose of tart apples and pears, maybe grapes. Possibly barrel aged for a time. Hard beer to judge as thereís no immediate yardstick to measure it by. Not really my thing from a purely subjective standpoint.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1699) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a trappist glass. Pours deep golden with big chunks of yeast and off-white head. Medium/light body, medium carbonation, and thick big bubble lacing. Taste is pear. Reminds me somewhat of a tripel, not interested in having again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2013
750 thanks to Dallas. Pours a murky brown and copper color with a large white head. A fruity nose with light yeast. The flavor is very sweet, some caramel, dry yeast, candies, a bit of warmth, light hops and fruit in the finish, apricot. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4669) - Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2013
750ml bottle shared by Dallas
Dark cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is tart fruit, flavors are tart, honey and spices
Nice and smooth

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle. This bottle is showing some age. Caramel, spicy, floral, masala/Indian food. Great for the age, but I would have liked to try this fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (742) - USA - MAY 17, 2013
Deep gold, slight haze, off white head. Aroma of biscuity malt, some earthy Brett character. Flavor of grainy and biscuity malt, floral notes, earthy Brett, a little leathery age. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2568) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/13/2010. No pop of the cork upon opening. Pours very hazy red-orange color with a small fairly dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, peach, orange, floral, caramel, honey, bread, light pepper, clove, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity brett notes with balanced hop and malt notes. Taste of pear, apple, grape, peach, orange, pineapple, floral, caramel, honey, bread, toffee, light pepper, clove, and yeast earthiness. Very slight fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, floral, caramel, honey, bread, toffee, clove, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity hop/yeast notes with well balance malt sweetness; with no cloying flavors present after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is actually quite good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong pale ale, despite lack of carbonation. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity and malty flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 47


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50