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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Beer brewed by De Proefbrouwerij for Natura under supervision of BLIK with bioguarantee.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle 330ml.
Unclear medium red amber color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, fruity - berry acidic notes, moderate yeasty, light barnyard and leather, spicy. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity - berry, wood - tobacco. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20100131]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy hazzlenut brown with a huge light tan head. Dry and slight mouldy aroma with a mild roasted malt note. Sweet malty flavoured with a mild spice note. Lingering overripe fruity note swept in dark malt flavours into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
An unclear orange-brown beer with an OK lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also light notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and fruits, oranges and peaches, as well as lighter notes of spices, dusty hops, and alcohol, which burns slightly in the throat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Hazy, reddish amber with a creamy, beige head. Sweetish aroma of caramel and spices. Fairly full-bodied with sweetish, malty caramel notes and some spices. 211006

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13915) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle @ Willems Grobbendonk, Belgium. Pours deep ruby amber with a creamy lasting head and lacings. Nose is deep and vinous. Rich malty - caramel, dark dried fruit and berries. Sweet malty flavor. Bread, bitter hops, caramel and fruit. Full bodied. Surprisingly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle, 9%. Moldy aroma. Cloudy brown colour.. The flavour is sweet, roasted, creamy. Vinous and moldy finish. Creamy mouthfeel and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle. Hazy, dark orange pour, with a beige head. Sweet and malty nose, with caramel, fruityness, some spicy notes and dried fruits. Dried fruits and malt starts the flavor, soon followed by caramel, and then a spicyness. It has a long, sweet and slightly spiced finish. Medium to full body. Quite nice, but a bit hard to grade. The total experience is better than if I spilt it into aroma and flavor. (070928)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, yeast. Flavour is sweet, balanced, hop, cellar notes, yeast, spices. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2006
Brown color. Roasted malt in the rather herbal aroma. Sweetish, roasted flavor with raisin. Malty and bready.The alcohol is fairly well hidden, but still noticeable. Powerful beer with enough flavor to be pleasurable, but somehow I feel this beer could be much better.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7910) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2003
Colour of very strong tea; dense white head, not very stable. Roasted malts and lots of caramel and toffee in the nose, tinge of buttermilk. Uneasy sweet-bitter balance. Bitterness from roasted malts, rather than hops. Finish sways towards a fruity sweetness (yellow apples -maybe caramelised-, figs, ripe pears). Quite chewy mouthfeel, a bit soupy (typical for these bittersweet malt concoctions). Somehow I get an impression of 'not finished'. Not enough lagering? Or just poor choice in biomalts? I remain unconvinced.


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