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.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2012
This Belgian strong beer has an aroma full of spices and has a dark brown colour. The tast is lightly bitter with a really long finish. A great quality beer, even on Belgian standards!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (3129) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
Pours a garnet red/brown with light persistent head. Distinctive nose with malt and red berries, and possible licorice note. Flavours of dark fruit and chocolate. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5395) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2012
Brown bodied, tan head. Nice big lacing. Nutty, caramel, spruce, humus. Well developed. Rich flavour combining a smooth malty sweetness with just enough hop backup. Carbonation is just big enough. Brings, then, what so many Belgian dubbels can’t. Absolutely hides the huge abv. Well made classic style beer. Enjoyed this a lot. (33cl bottle, pretty cheap too)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Pours lovely clear mahogany with a small, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, red berries, mild vinious, toasted notes, light macademia nuts. Medium carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is toasted caramel, red berries - primarily red currants. Vinious, light molasses. Overripe plums, mild chocolate and lovely malty. Delicious and elegant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (7834) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
15 cl. draft sample @ Bruges Beer Festival 2012: dark brown with a slight red hue & tanned head, smells sweet with caramel malts, nuts & sweet spices, taste is sweet with a dash of milk chocolate & cold chocolate drink mixed with full dark malts, Belgian spices, sweet caramel, dark fruits & hint of fitting booziness in the finish, creamy malt & dash of milk chocolate body, not exactly what I imagined going by the name but quite nice actually

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14029) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2011
750 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits spicy some alcohol dark fruits and hops flavor malts spicy fruits dark fruits raisins caramel and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Fruity, dark malty, light yeasty: classic well brewed belgian. Smooth caramelish, wellhidden alcohol. Sweet and fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy yeasty, reiped fruit, sugary, alcohol - booze. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, dark fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20120330]

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