Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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early versions were brewed at Boelens Belsele and had a ABV of 8.5%, now brewed at Proef and 7% ABV

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bartlebier (1631) - Belchum im Breisgau, - JAN 29, 2013
33cl bottle in very basic flower motif paper wrapping. Label says 7%, not 8,5% ABV and states this beer was conceived and brewed by and at the Proufbrouwerij, Lochristi (not Boelens)? Pours a dense cloudy orange-brown with a huge fluffy, porous and sizzling head. There is an immediate saccharine-syrupy nose to the foam alone, which promises not much good. Sticky, oily and dry palate, which makes this hard to drink, even sip; hard to distinguish the yeast bitterness from the added flowers vegetable bitterness (makes me eager to try Fantome’s Pissenlit for a positive counterexample, though). Taste is unbalanced between dry&doughy, artificially sweet (coffee sweetener), herbal honey and undeterminatedly vegetavive. Confused concoctions like this give me a headache, a sore sticky throat, and Belgian brewing’s proud lack of all purity laws a bad name (let alone the Proef Brouwerij who waived this through on who knows whose orders). Slightly redeeming qualities (which set it apart from truly subhuman sugarliquids like Mongozo): no alcohol burn, some brewing quality and hop bitterness buried under those layers of skullsplittingly cheap sugars. Glad I sampled this myself before contemplating this as a present to my mother-in-law - po(u/o)r drain!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
milo91hd (86) - Parabita, ITALY - AUG 10, 2014
la birra ha un colore ambrato pallido con una schiuma abbastanza persistente, all’odore risaltano solamente note floreali, in bocca forse è troppo dolce è si sente anche la nota alcolica

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
Een zeer lekker bier met een enorm typische smaak, je gaat het ofwel heel lekker vinden of heel slecht, maar ik vind het top!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (853) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Fantasy beer ’enriched with flowers and plants’, with light beige moussy, thick head and deep peach blonde colour, cloudy. Sweet fruity and flowery nose, mandarin, pear, banana, honey, caramel, aromatic spices (liquorice, aniseed, cinnamon), rose petals. Soft and very sweet onset, honeyish and sugary, banana, in the end accompanied by spices (star aniseed?), a bit resinous, staying sweet till the end with very low hop bitterness. Interesting and original but a stereotypical "ladies’ beer", which is not necessarily a bad thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3039) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Pressklubben, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Strong caramel, floral, herbs.
Body: Medium body, high carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, caramel, candied sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Lele (104) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 22, 2014
Decisamente un dolcione, ma della peggior specie, e ve lo dice uno che ama le birre dolci. Si parte con un dolce stucchevole. Verso la fine del sorso questo scompare, lasciando spazio ad un amarognolo che stona completamente con il resto della bevuta. L’ho assaggiata nella bottiglia da 33 cl, ma non sono riuscito a finirla!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (263) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. 7% abv. A clear light brown beer with a huge thin white foam. Good persistence. Aroma of caramel, herbs, sugar note. Heavy sugary sweet, light bitter. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, long sugary sweet finish. A bit refreshing. Overall, disppointing : a bit too sweet for me. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (291) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
Lichtgelbruin troebel bier met stevig schuim. Smaak is zoet en intens, kruidig, vanille. Absoluut een topper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7081) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, Gewürze. Geschmack ebenfalls leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, Gewürze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CharlyBeer (76) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Je trouve cette bière très bonne. Bien sur elle n’est pas à boire lors d’un repas, mais ces parfums floreales et son gout doux sont trest particuliers. Parfait lors d’une soirée entre amoureux.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Buongiorgio00 (748) - - JAN 22, 2014
Tutto profumo e niente arrosto. Tirannica presenza floreale, servilmente accompagnata da leggere note caramellate che fanno il gioco dello stucchevole dolciastro e dell’ingobrante alcolico nel rendere questa birra decisamente poco bevibile.

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