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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vickey9 (475) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2013
Deep golden beer with a stable white head. Nose is full, intensive ripe tropical fruits, peaches and apricots. Full body, light oily texture, pleasant pretty carbon and rounded overall impression. taste is rather semi sweet and semi bitter. Palateis overhelmed by different tropical fruits but also subtropical, honey and intensive bitter herbs hints. Semibitter finish. B@H

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
750mL bottle. Excellent head. Light golden color. Fruity aroma. Nice balanced taste with a bit of hop bitterness to offset the belgian yeast. Some citrus. Excellent beer. Need to try it with cheese next time.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (2694) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. (Bio planet) Dark blond - amber color. Spicy and hoppy aroma. Medium bodied. Dry ending. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13608) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle, 8%. Nice, sweet, fruity aroma with some pepper. Hazy dark orange colour. Big, stable, creamy white head. The flavour is nice, a bit mild. Sweet and grainy with some spiciness. A very harmonic beer with a good level of bitterness to balance a slight sweetness. Hint of dust in the finish. High carbonation. Well-balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2007
(Bottled) Hazy golden color with a quite large, foamy and firm, lacy head. Very honey-fruity aroma with lots of ginger and coriander, some herbs and grassy hops. Strongly fruity, pale-malty flavor with mild acidity. Some alcohol burn evident, but still smooth. Yeast makes the flavor even smoother, gets rid of the alcohol, and brings in some juniper character. Medium-bodied, a bit foamy, but smooth and pleasant palate. Not that complex, but a very pleasant brew - falling somewhere between Duvel and a typical Abbey Tripel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11130) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14740) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2005
Hazy blond color. Quite nice (Belgian) spicy and hoppy aroma. The taste is very much balanced, between the malt and the hop, in the best Belgian tradition; quite dry ending. One more good brew from De Proef.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden color, decent head and lacing. Aroma of white bread and citrus. Nice complexity, good character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4713) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2011
24/05/2011 33cl bottle @ Café Vooruit (Gent) (2011-225)

Clear deep golden coloured beer. Didn’t get to pour myself, so maybe there was yeast in the bottle, but it was not in my glass. Big creamy white head, stable and adhesive. Aroma: fruity (citrus and melon), grassy, malts. MF: lots of carbon, full body. Taste: very fruity, citrus notes first, then peaches, even some pineapple, turning to a bitter hoppy flavour. Aftertaste: nice dry, crisp finish, lots of citrus, sour notes are very present, alcohol warming the back of the throat. Pretty decent beer.


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