Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Kuringen-Hasselt, Belgium


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Same as Bruin 10%. 10% Alc Vol, 26 EBU, 16°PL,18 EBC,8-11°C.

deanso's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8999) - the Hague, - FEB 16, 2013
33cl bottle from Ekoplaza. Thick white head. Clear amber pour. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Heavy dark Jessenhofke launched in 2010. Intended as a provision, beer, with off-white, sticky head and deep bronze colour. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, hazelnuts, pear, honey, liquorice, candi sugar. Dark fruits in the mouth, yeasty, chocolatey maltiness, some roasted bitterness in the end. A Scotch-style ale in my view and not at all a true bière de garde, but interesting nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
guitarhero (33) - Dante’s hell, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
33cl brown beige foam, nose is good with toffee and grains. Body is watery for a quadrupel. Chocolate, caramel, alchool, strong carbonation...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2014
Jeu de mots sur la bière de garde, puisque celle-ci est dans l’esprit du brasseur une « bière qu’il faut garder longtemps (en cave) », ou comme il dit « een bier om lang te bewaren ». Donc attention, ce n’est pas une française du nord … mais une bière d’Hasselt dans le Limbourg belge. Nous sommes aux antipodes …. Bière de 10 % abv, et le site a tout faux pour la suite .. puisque c’est du 87 EBC, 21 EBU et 18,5° plato. Malts pils, munich et caramunich. Houblons challenger, fuggles, goldings. Couleur brun très sombre, tendant à noir. Apparence rousse en transparence. Bulles fines très nombreuses partout. Mousse beige clair, bien crémeuse, qui nappe à 2 mm. Arômes de fruits mûrs, pain complet, tarte au riz, cassonade, feuille de vigne. 1ère bouche avec une magnifique prise sur malt et houblon (3 de chaque!!!). Arrière-bouche sur les fruits mûrs, le porto, le collioure, du malt grillé. 2ème à la texture quasi veloutée. Grand ensemble dense en malt et riche en goût, avec quelques épices. 3ème aux saveurs très vineuses, magnifiques, une harmonie superbe. Arrière-bouche sur des fruits, des bois, du fût, des mûres. Longueur où on est installé pour le grand théâtre, grand fondu sur du malt et des fruits mûrs. La levure est souple, complète, très belle ligne. L’alcool est bien dosé et progressif. Parfait. La finale coule comme un long fleuve tranquille. CONCLUSION : une bière de grande douceur sur une très belle construction avec 3 malts et 3 houblons. Un travail savant sur une longue mélodie des saveurs. Mon exemplaire était seulement de 3 mois après sa date limite … Il faudrait essayer un exemplaire de 3 ans au-delà... pour éprouver la garde.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (2015) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
bottle 33cl Pours dark brown with a beige foamy head. Nose and taste of sherry, toffee, yeast, Burnt sugar, raisins,alcohol. Taste: same but with some maple syrup, spices thin body (and that for 10% abv ), medium carbonation. The thin body gives the idea something is missing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6155) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcoDL (4140) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
Flavor is malty, sweet and a little roasted. But overall it tastes rather flatt. Boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear copper pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of bready yeast, spicy and malty with brown sugar and some licorice. Flavor is quite sweet, huge carbonation and a thick body. Spicy but smooth. Well drinkable, but not very outspoken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12376) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber color. Butter cookies and maple syrup in the aroma. Sharp alcoholic sweet flavor with some distant vinous notes and butterscotch. Oaky aftertaste. Not unpleasant but limited in depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PotjeBier (2718) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle, somewhat over date (bb 15 Sept. 2012). Brown color. Beige head, sticky, with some dark spots in it. Aroma’s: sweet malts, sugar, sweet & sour fruit, raisins, sweet spices, with red fruit/berries retronasal. Flavor is sweet, a bit alcoholic. Body is actually rather thin (for a 10%er). Not much happening in the finish. Nothing to do with a Bière de Garde. Not very exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , 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.

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