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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours a murky gold with thick, white fizzy head. Aroma of some grain, a little fruit, some faint funk. Flavor has a nice funkiness, a malty backbone, light citrus. Mouth feel is medium body with high, fizzy carbonation. Overall, very tatsy!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. gold with a white head. nose is musky fruits and spices. decent thickness with light apple and a yeasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle courtesy of thirdeye11. Golden yellow pour. Sweet aroma, of lazy hops and perfume. Taste is sweet and spicy. Flavorful and spicy but sits well when finishes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, clear orange golden color, white foam, fruity belgian aromas, has a dry woody fruit flavor

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a huge, foamy white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma is strongly hoppy with pine, followed by a grainyness and brown sugar. Taste is sugar, pine hops and grain. Belgian IPA? Light bubbles and low residual sugars.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
A great "cheese" beer. Pairs very well with the right cheese and the right setting. Pours a dirty honey color. Flavor is a light honey and malt flavor with notes of clove, clover and some fruit. Finishes clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6359) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
This cloudy light amber beer poured with a thin off-white head and a very aromatic toffee nose. There is a great caramel malt flavor that starts sweet and turns pleasantly bitter at the finish. This beer was made to go with cheese, and it worked well with some Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk and Mt. Tam.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours a hazy tea color with very little off-white head. Very soft and fruity aromas. Medium body with sparkling carbonation. Much flavor is lighter stone fruit - like peach or apricot. Arguably a hint of funk in the background. Astringent. Goes well with Cowgirl RedHawk and Mt Tam cheeses. Finishes mildy sweet. Very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2162) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Poured a bit darker then I expected. Predominate flavor is honey, but not in an overtly sweet way.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Pours a hazy apricot-orange with a medium white head. Very nice and adequate aroma of berries and other dark fruits, candy sugar, sweet malts. Nice. Flavor repeats the aromas but adds just the right amount of hop bitterness. Full mouthfeel, medium carbo. A very elegant, classy, reserved Belgian Strong here. Near-flawless technically, and nearso viscerally. I’m really surprised to see that others aren’t feeling this one as much as I am. Not a single negative thing can I point out about this one; damn underrated IMHO! While it won’t make my top ten, I could have this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even with my Taco Bell 4th meal. One of the very best in this style. A pleasant surprise. Overall, world class minus. Thanks De Proef.


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