Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berghem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Zuster Agatha is a dark beer with 10% ABV. Brewed according to the Trappist traditions and only natural ingredients. Althoug these types of beer a normally named after male chatholics the brewer still decided to name it after Sister Agatha. It’s a beer to enjoy in peace and quite. It has a complex aroma with fruit, raisins and roasted malts. It’s full and solid with a surprisingly dry finish. It invites you to take another sip. Please be careful with this high alcoholic beer as the strenght might attack you by surprise. Brewed for and with the recipe of de Muifel Brouwerij (http://www.muifelbrouwerij.nl/).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (958) - BELGIUM - APR 17, 2015
Voilà donc la Sœur Agathe brassée chez de Proef, en Belgique, d’un niveau de 10 % abv, pour 20° plato. Le niveau ebu serait de 30, sous réserve de vérification. Une quadruple dans plusieurs sens, puisqu’elle emploie aussi 4 malts : pils, caramunich, spécial B, chocolat. Deux houblons au menu : Northern brewer et Hallertau mittelfrüh. Couleur brun roux très joli. Clarté nette, Bulles fines partout très vives. Mousse beige soutenu, très épaisse, avec une texture crémeuse, stable à 8 mm. Arômes de malt grillé,houblon, tabac brun, bois blanc, pointe de cassonade, prune blanche et raisin. 1ère bouche très soyeuse à la très belle entame malt/houblon/épices, quasiment à l’équilibre d’office. Arrière-bouche longue, bien maltée. 2ème à la texture superbe, bien maltée, avec des épices en bâton. Arrière-bouche au très beau caractère, longue. 3ème où la cassonade ressort un peu, mais les malts alternent joliment. Arrière-bouche très pleine, dense, avec des prunes blanches et des raisins secs. Longueur avec des nuances magnifiques, capiteuses (ma Sœur). Jambes denses, très serrées mais fines. Levure très fine, superbe, la classe (on dit même qu’elle serait d’origine trappiste !!). Alcool très efficace, travail maximum sur les saveurs. Finale belle, encore en montée. CONCLUSION : du très haut régime, un moteur 6 cylindres en ligne, et on roule ma poule (pardon ma Sœur) sur la highway 66, vers des horizons où se pointe un grand 5 !! Si on laisse vieillir, et le brasseur préconise 5 ans, on pourra voir se pointer peut-être un grand 6 !! Pourquoi pas, Agatha ?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMiddel (42) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2011
2010 edition GREAT BEER, poors brown with a off-white head, head dissipates quickly. leaves a nice lacing on the glass. taste is sweet, but not overly sweet. this a nice attribute to have for a quad, since most quadrupels are lemonade-sweet. this actually is on the dry hand, which you wouldn’t expect in a quadrupel aroma is awsome, some roasting, but not too much. very complex beer. also some raisins present and a faint bit of licorice and vannilla. also a bit of fruit. Almost no alcohol tastes. body is medium, not much carbonation, although it is present. the texture is quite thick. the finish is long lasting, but a bit astringent. this beer can have some aging. Overall, a great beer, definitely get one when you have the chance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3543) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Dobre tresciwe se spora bezowa i kremowa pianka. Spora i trwala jak na ten gatunek. Czarne piwo z lekkim odciemiem machoniowym. Slodkawe, cukier brazowy wyczuwalny, nieco osadu, ale niewiele. Prosta i czarna etykieta. Alkohol ukryty. Przyjemne i smaczne piwo. Sadze ze nadalo by sie idealnie do starzenia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mdachi (35) - Paderborn, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2008
30 cl bottle. Appearance: dark brown and hazy with brown head. Aroma: heavy chocolate malt, reminding me on Rochefort Trappist. Flavor and Palate: A real malt bomb, with lots of c ara and roasted malts. Hence a flavor of cacao and coffee. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Not much CO2, but very well balanced. Thought also about Port wine some moments. Overall this beer can stand against every Trappist, especially Rochefort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
abcbeers (43) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2010
This is a joy for every lover of quadrupels,a rich complicated aroma[at its best at room temperature]toffee,licorice,a good balance of sweet and bitter, obtaned from The Beer Shop [33cl bottle] in Den Haag,a must for every beer lover, if you see it ,buy it!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keeszorge (27) - - MAR 8, 2014
Perfect donker bier met ruime schuimkraag. Heerlijke afdronk. Een absolute verrassing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leghorn99 (143) - Livorno, ITALY - MAY 15, 2015
Colore marrone scuro con riflessi rosso rubino, buona limpidezza; schiuma abbondate, compatta, cremosa e dall’ottima persistenza. Aroma di malto, caramello, intensi profumi di frutta scura (prugna su tutti, datteri, fichi). In bocca è maltata, dalla buona speziatura, leggera presenza anche di luppolo a bilanciare l’altrimenti eccessiva dolcezza; è ben strutturata, frutta matura (prugne, uva passa), ancora spezie, zucchero di canna. L’alcool (10%) rimane ben nascosto e non disturba la bevuta, corpo pieno; nel finale torna una leggerissima presenza di luppolo, ma rimane comunque abboccato.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4313) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle from Mitra van Bergen. Dark brown caramel body with medium head. Nose of caramel, dark chocolate and malts. Taste is sweet, of caramel, but also nice chocolate taste to it. Some bitterness as well. Well done for De Proefbrouwerij.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5501) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle: Big light brown head on top of a deep dark amber brown colored beer. Smell sweets, popcorn, toasted malts, brown sugars and some spices like cinnamon. Taste is a wonderfull mix of toasted malts, sticky malts, light but good medicinal, dark fruits like raisin, prunes, nice soft smooth bitter touch, some brown sugars, barleys, molasses. All well balanced. Dark fruit sweet sticky malty well balanced aftertaste. Low carbo, full body, soft mouthfeel and a light sticky texture. Good brew! Hope they will barrel age this beer in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2010
Pours a fantastic brown caramel with a foamy solid beige head. Nose is caramel, raisin. Taste is very nice- medium sweetness with a lingering lightly bitter finish. Average carbonation, long finish, medium body. Quite nice, alcohol not palpable.

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