Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Kuringen-Hasselt, Belgium


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Same as Bruin 10%. 10% Alc Vol, 26 EBU, 16°PL,18 EBC,8-11°C.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of sherry, toffee, yeast, Burnt sugar, raisins and dark fruits. Medium body. Finishes with touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
Color is nice, dark brown/ dark red. Little bit sweetness in the taste.Smell barley, not much though. Nice carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8677) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2013
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, ruby amber colour with a big and beige foamy head. Yeasty, bready and mildly toasted malty aroma with notes of candy, raisins and a tinge of alcohol. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, full bodied with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Bready toast-malty taste with caramel and mildly vinous fruity notes of raisins, cassis and plums; sweet and delicately bitter finish with present fruity notes and a warming alcoholic strength. My favourite Jessenhofke so far. 21.II.13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8125) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2010
Beautiful foxy-chestnut coloured, clear beer with an amber-beige, huge head. Very bready/leafy/earthy sweet-sweetish nose, with some bananaester, smelling for all the world as a "Dunkler Bock" or "Dunkler Weizenbock". Spicy-strong flavoured, sweetish beer with lots of melanoidins, sweet & roasted malts, overripe banana and other grains. Finish has some faint bitterish, earthy notes, without losing its spiciness ane sweetness, caramelsyrup-like, if not cloying. Well-carbonated, rather well-bodied, alcoholwarming. Decent balance, decent beer. But IMO certainly not a French Bière de Garde, but a Dunkles Doppelweizenbock. Maybe top-fermented, but a Bock nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle sample @ 5de Brugs Bier festival. Cuivrée/beige, col ocre épais. Arôme fruité noire; date et figue malt caramel avec une note de basse-cour de ferme, léger houblon. En bouche, fruits noirs, alcool réchauffant avec un fini allant sur le lactique, qui me rappelle un yaourt à la fraise, note malté caramel avec sur la fin une pointe torréfiée. Fini herbacé, sec voire noisette en poudre, léger chocolat avec un tout petit ajout de houblon pour l’amertume. Un peu loin du style français de Bière de Garde que j’imaginais plus proche de la Saison Wallonne. Ici, un profile nettement plus belge dans la lignée plus proche d’une double/triple d’abbaye et son palais épais de levure et blé/orge peut dévier sur un style allemand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, amber in color with fruity brown sugar aroma, slight bitter husky caramel flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5969) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
33cl bottle from Ekoplaza. Thick white head. Clear amber pour. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Reddish-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee, brown sugar and cherries. The flavor is also quite fruity. I get a lot of caramel and dark fruit notes, but those are accompanied by some brown sugar and Belgian yeast. Very sweet overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 75cl, as Jessenhofke RSRV, new organic brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, nice brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear deep copper with soda-like fine tan bubbles. Nose of caramel, light brown sugar, and agave syrup. Taste of alcohol, toasty, sweet, well carbonated, odd medicinal linger.

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