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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2010
25/09/2010 - 75cl @ Karakterbierfestival Bissegem

Pours a cloudy copper brown to brown beer, fine beige head, disappears quickly. No refermentation in the bottle, just came out of the Proefbrouwerij brewery. Aroma is heavy sweet, caramel, dried fruits. MF a little flat, no doubt because of the lack of refermentation yet. Round body, smooth texture, even a little oily. Taste of caramel, sweet fruits, roasted malts. Aftertaste has roasted malts, caramel, mocha and a nice sour twist to counter this all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9470) - Ursel, 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5491) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle 33cl from Altonbrownd thanks ! A brown beer with good head, nose is malty. Aroma is caramel like, malty, candy sugar and cereal notes, near to a dubbel, very nice beer. Quite sweet, some round hops at the finish, pleasant, a bit alcoholic, nice creamy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3223) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
From bottle, 75cl @ Bles festival, 09.10.2010 Hazy lightbrown to brown color, with a beige head,. Aroma sweet, caramel, fruits. Medium body. Taste sweet, caramel, roasted malts, fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2010
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of caramel, fruits. There is sweet with some bitter. The taste of caramel sweet. fruits like citrusand cherries. Some bitter and some spices. The aftertaste mostly sweet with a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6185) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
Draught @ OBM’11: Small off white head on top of a clear dark brown colored beer. Smell gass, malts, sweets. Taste light toasted malts, barleys, toasted brown sugars, hint of fruit (red fruit), gas and a hint of hops. Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a light watery texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9268) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, 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 13/20
altonbrownd (5648) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle from Beer Mania. Dark amber body with tan head. Nose is malty, toffee, caramel. Some fruit notes. Taste is also caramel, sugar and some fruits. Spicy. Syrupy texture. With bitter in the finish. High ABV was not noticeable. Enjoyable.

   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.

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