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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Belgian Imperial White Ale


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Pleasant enough. Not as hazy looking as a lot of witbiers. Big white head. Honey banana and spice in the aroma. The flavor is sweet and fruity with just a hint of citrus at the finish. Sweeter than most any witbier you’ll find.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2008
From a very hazy dark gold body with a huge bright white head. The aroma is light clove with some plantains. There is also an artificial peach smell, like peach flavored Jolly Ranchers. The taste is rich with peaches and some light clove. There is also some pecan. Too sweet in the finish, there is also a strange canned passion fruit finish that hits me the wrong way. This is pretty bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Pours a hazy amber with a rocky white head. Smells of ginger, coriander, wheat. Tastes of citrus, coriander, dough. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
750 split two ways. Hazy golden in color with a big off white head that retains well. Aroma of spices- coriander and citrus, light banana, honey sweetness, bready yeast. Taste is citrus and spices, initially sweet with honey, light banana, finishes dry. decent, I think I like the Southampton more though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3276) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2008
750ml bottle-Has an orangish appearance unlike most other Wits and has a head of ice cream and soda mixed. Aroma of banana, wheat, and yeast. Taste of coriander, banana, wheat, yeast, and a little citrus. This light bodied brew has a dry sweet finish. Not what I was expecting from an Imperial White but still very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 28, 2008
A nice spicy aroma, a little surprising in that there isnít much wheatiness in the aroma. Flavor is definitely wheaty up front but with a fair amount of dryness. Interesting, okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2008
hazy yellow orange pour with huge fluffy white head, the aroma is very yeasty with a hint of orange citrus and lemon, tasty brew and very refreshing

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1018) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2008
This was the first in a series of beers for my second and most recent outing to Denverís premier watering hole, Falling Rock Tavern. I chose the DeProef La Grande Blanche as a starting brew solely on itís name, hoping a Blanche, or white-ish beer might be a good starter. Indeed, this beer is on the delicate side, a femme brew, leaving murkier favors for later in the drinking session. The Grande Blancheís color is maybe less grand than Grande, but it is still a clear, white grape juice color, maybe like a white wine. The head is a mottled aspen white with a firm lacing. Despite this well webbed top, the aroma comes punching through, pleasant and dense. The smell of sweet white grapes, almost hoary in its refreshing coolness approaches a sugar content near high fructose corn syrup with a taming grain touch. The smell, if dense, is still challenging to read; I find myself struggling to jot any other flavors down besides "sweet and lightly grainy." The taste is comparatively muted, or rather, normal. A light dripping of honey, well weighted palate and refreshing character make this a simple taste, but a pleasant one. Perhaps the Grande Blanche would make a better accompaniment to food than as company to nothing, as the simplified flavors are strong enough to pair with fairer dishes. The second tasting of this beer, which came many months after the first, introduced a much more bitter beer, with a sneaking sourness and a slight touch of sour cherries in the aroma. Otherwise, it is as simple and nice as it was the first time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5992) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 In short: A superior thick nourishing witbier
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed a week after purchased.
The look: Cloudy yellow body with a medium white head
In long: Body is very pleasant, full, fluffy, very yeasty. Very bready, one of the most bready beer Iíve had. Light phenols notes. Usual lemon notes but also fresh bananas and some orange peels. Tartness level is below average for the style. This is more a nourishing wheaty beer than a light refreshing lemonade witbier. If you thought that all witbiers were light thin lemony you were wrong because this is The Proef.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Draft. Body-crystal clear gold with a good foamy head. Nose-clean banana, cottony, soft, very light phenols, clove. Taste-light clove, cardboard, banana. Decent for a wit. I like it because it isnít all fucked up with the usual awful wit flavors. According to Kevin, I like to get nekkid pour cooking oil all over my body when I drink this.


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