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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En mørk stærk belgisk ale brygget på: Vand, malt (pilsner og pale), candy sirup, cassonade sukker, humle (northern brewer, hallertauer og styrian goldings) og ale gær.
Lagret 5 måneder på rødvinsfade med brettanomyces.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (993) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is red wine, brett, berries, oak, and vanilla. Flavour is red wine, berries, and brett – with a dry and tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9995) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Säuerlich-malziger Antrunk mit wenig Süße. Die Malzigkeit ist dabei trocken und spielt der Säuerlichkeit zu. Es ist weniger Abwechslung als bei dem Ausgangsbier gegeben, daher wirkt es für Mikkeller Verhältnisse in Teilen eindimensional. Trocken-malzig-säuerliches Finish. /10/11/11//11

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2011
Had this one at the ACBF 2011. Brown, black colored brew. Brett all over the place. Sweet malts and fruits, berries, raisin. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7415) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Bottled 375 ml at the epic sour beer tasting at _angst_ place, on February 11, 2012
Brought by tkrjukoff, thanks!
BB 30/01/21 (bottled 10 years before), marked at 10.5% ABV. 5 months on red wine barrels.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, plums, raissin, figs, dates, sugary, spicy, alcohol scent. Sugary, raissin, alcohol, smoke, licorice taste. Medium thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a murky deep brown body with a medium light beige frothy head. Nose is complex and quite nice: tart, berry-like brett tones, lemon, wood, red wine, vanilla, white pepper, grapes and dark malts. Taste is herbal sugary tones, sweet malts, red wine and hints of vanilla. Mildly bubbling carbonation, undoubtly subdued from the barrel aging. The whole thing doesn’t seem to agree with me: where is this thing going? What does it want from me? It’s not quite sour, nor too sweet, yet it seems to be wanting to go in each of those directions. The brett character somehow manages to blend in with the red wine, but the barrel character is overshadowed by the sweet malty tones from the Belgian strong ale. All in all, this is too much of a wild fandango in my mouth and I really feel a bit more structure would be good. Very interesting though, and highly original: this is a beer you don’t taste too often - I don’t care how much of a blase ticker you are. :-)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (760) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
330mL bottle to tasting glass Aroma of molasses, cherries, raisins, and hay. The colour is reddish brown and there's a very thin off white almost tan head. The taste is tart with sweetness and a bit of coffee bitterness. It has a medium body with a creamy and oily texture.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2011
Dark brown color, beige head. Don’t like the smell at all, too sour. Very nice body. Taste has a nice balanced sourness, but just not my taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (799) - DENMARK - FEB 8, 2013
A very disappointing beer. A fruity cherry aroma and flavor. Tangy notes and a tart aftertaste. Redish brown color with a white head.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle at home. It pours murky deep brown with a medium beige head. The nose is musty, earth, mouldy wood, ripe cheese, sulphur, HP sauce, vinous and tangy green apple. The taste is earth, brett, oak, tangy fruit, vinous, berry, spice, alcohol warmth, brown sugar, raisin and date with a very dry, earthy finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Smells pretty nasty...tastes better though. Interesting for sure, but not something I would return to.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abio (1518) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2011
Sour-sweet smell. Taste is moderated sour, but still to much for me. Orange brown coloured with a small head. Not my beer, disapointed me a bit.


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