Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


on tap

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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

Ingredients : Water, malt (pale and cara), light candy, hops (Tomahawk, Cascade and Amarillo), yeast and brettanomyces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle. Semi clear and amber coloured with a medium sized head. Uhm bret... Am hops and bret. Thank you. So so good. Actually goeas really good together. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
750ml brown bottle, corked. Cloudy orange/amber coloured with a solid, tall creamy head. Some soapy lacing. Aroma has some orange-like sweetness up front, some hemp notes, brett. Malt has some nutty qualities, earthy, woody, grapefruit and floral hop flavours. Medium bitter finish, lasting grapefruit hops aftertaste. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Great mix of bitterness and brett, which to me equals a dangerously drinkable, and no sign of the 8% alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
I get a lot of strong acidic hops in the nose, I like just a bit (or tons and tons!) more cascade though. Creamy dark brown looking, it somehow manages to be light and clear around the edges and dark and smokey looking in the middle. Great lacing. Strong, strong hop flavour, only later on does the malt and belgan yeast really set in. So many things going on on paper, its almost overload in your mouth. Well balanced for so many extreme flavours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours lovely from the bottle with a light orange hue. Nice floral aroma with some underlying notes of tartnesss. Refreshing to drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
Draught at Plan B, Copenhagen
Light amber color; big creamy head. Wonderful aroma, hoppy, creamy, with delicate fruits (peaches, mango, sweet oranges). Medium body strength, but quite round mouthfeel, with very good, sweetish toffee flavor, perfectly complemented by the fruity hops. The final is well balanced as well, less powerful than the flavor, maybe missing some sweetness for my taste; in the end there is an aftertaste of Belgian yeast. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor (3543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Rating #1100!! And appropriate, considering itís also Memorial Day! Anyway, pours a cloudy brown/orange with a thick off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits and floral hops. Smells like an IPA, an awesome IPA at that! Flavor is not a fruity but has a nice bitter finish. Definitely quite hoppy with some sweet caramel malt. Nothing Belgian about this one to me. This is a great beer--I really enjoyed this one! 9/4/8/4/17 (4.2/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jfm (1724) - Holbśk, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2009
Superb hop aroma. Golden color with a small white head. Very nice balanced body with strong hop flavors. Very nice and balanced hop and bitter palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cederdorff (15) - holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
citrus, flowers, perfume, red, cloudy, tan foam, very bitter, full body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Amber color, slightly hazy due to the bottle conditioning. A really big off-white head with both thick and creamy, and airy, parts. Very good head retention and beautiful chunky lacings. A very fascinating smell. Fresh fruity hop aromas (grapefruit, gooseberries, kiwi fruit) mix with pine-needles and fairly big dose of earthy brett. Here is also some grass, resin and a biscuity backbone. This smell is fantastic. The taste is even better than the smell, absolutely amazing. Very tasty hop flavors of exotic fruits, citric notes, pine-needles, resins and slightly raw floral notes. A big brett character sits side by side with the hops. Earth, yeast, some caramel. In the finish, there is a rather big and very pleasant bitterness coupled with a great combination of chewy malts, spicy and peppery hops and faint mineral notes. Medium body, very creamy with soft carbonation. The beer slides oh so easily down the throat. The taste of this one was as close to beer heaven is it gets, I guess. The rather aggressive hop profile and equally aggressive brett character works fantastic together and the beer is just really really taste. Almost ridiculously easy to drink. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VertBaconStrips (2206) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
Slightly cloudy orange stuff with a fairly thick tan head and messy messy lacing. Iím excited right out of the gate with this thing especially after absorbing the first scents within my nose holes. Must, moldy cheese, fruit, yeast, light spice, dry crackers, lightly pungent, peaches, floral (roses), hard grapefruit candy - thatís a lot of stuff! The initial taste is not one of my favourites but, damn, there is something great going on here and I think Iíll turn the corner by the time Iím half way through this bottle. Unique from the get go: Oddly musty and moldy with soft fruits and, at least early on, unrelenting colossal harsh bitterness. The stark bitterness makes it almost too hard to drink. Peppery spice, grapefruit, orange, faint lychee. Well, there it is... every sip I like this more and more. Huge bitter finish. There is a spice burn a bit, some caramel ????? (dunno about that one), resin, finishes hard and very bitter. Do I love this beer or am I bored with it.. Iíll go... lovish. Side note - just opened up a bottle of Bons Voeux and I gotta say that now I like USAlive even more.

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