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

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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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."


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Belgian funk and phenols with an American hopping character. Pours dark gold with a significant haze. The aroma is Brett Funk, spicy phenolics and citrusy hops, all in near equal balance (although the funk does dominate a bit). Flavor follows through from the aroma. The Brett gives this beer a pasty flavor, which predominates. Still, the malt, the hops, and even the phenols come through to balance things pretty well. This beer is a great balance of many differing characters, and it is done really well. If you are not a fan of Belgian or wild brews, BEWARE THE FUNK! If you enjoy them, YOU WILL LOVE THIS BEER!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (112) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
22 oz. bottle. Very hazy. Dark orange colored. Small head that disappears quickly. The bottom of the bottle was murky as hell and tasted like yeast. The aroma is more inviting than the appearance. Smells like apples. Very malty. A bit funky. Slightest bit sour.. Sweet with a bitter finish. Yeasty finish. Syrupy. Not much of the alcohol comes through, though itís only 8.5%. Lightly carbonated. The carbonation makes the finish creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1986) - - MAY 20, 2015
Draft. Copper/gold with thick off white head and lots of lacing. Fruity and floral with a small hint of horseblanket in the background. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2289) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Golden orange, creamy white head... Aroma of tropical fruit hops, brett funk, barnyard... Flavor is tropical fruit bitterness, creamy mouthfeel, funky Brett... Super easy to drink.. Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4352) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2015
11.2 oz bottle, purchased awhile ago at Julioís. Damn itís a gusher... After the foamy calmed down enough to get about 7 oz in my glass I noticed the hazy Amber color. Aroma is caramel candy, light funk, dusty yeast, light dark fruit.

The flavor is mostly as the aroma with a chewy thick malty dark fruit and yeast texture. The funk is here very lightly underneath all the malt. No ABV or oxidation found. No clue on the Batch number but itís held up really well, except for losing 4 oz on the floor. And I should have open prior to now.... So much beer, so little time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9063) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Draft. Golden pour, really nice brett character in this beer, its haylike and subtley funky but a nice medicinal meets tropical type flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (991) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
750mL bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold, big white head with outstanding retention and lacing. Nose: big funky lilies, barnyard, band aids, dried grass, clover honey. Mouth: creamy, mild sweetness up front, green apple, yeast spice, bitterness amps up mid-range, grassy, floral, bread dough, finishes with some booziness. Very nice! Oh yeah... and fuck the Kings.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4661) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Draft. Golden orange pour with white head. Citrus, funk and spice aromas. Orange, citrus, spice and funky flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2914) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange brown from the bottle with minimal wisp of white head. Aroma of funky orange and caramel malts, hint of oak and banana. Taste follows, clean for the booze level, but you can feel the kick in the stomach. Nice but nothing crazy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5889) - 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 (2015) - 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...


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