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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Sweet, spiced aroma...a bit of banana up front. Deep orange with a tan head. Moderately sweet with a dry finish. A hint of banana and other spiced fruits that are hard to nail down; a nice subtle roastiness and alcohol tones as well. Smooth texture. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle from Achelse Kluis. Dark copper brown with a lacing, tan head. Intense dark fruit, dusty cellar and chocolate aroma.The fruity flavours hints towards raisins and nuts, and there are notes of chocolate as well. An abbey-style beer that even picks up the best of a biere de garde.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2004
Raisin aroma with some spices. Redbrown color, light brown head, good lace, some debris. Very sweet, very fruity, light spicy, raisin, prume, full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 Bottle, 33 cl. (@ home bought by Willems) Dark redbrown color, with off-white head. Aroma = complex, malts, yeast, fruits. Medium to full body. Taste alcoholic, sweet, caramel malts, hops, and a bit spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a big beige head. Sweet caramel, yeast, fruity aroma and taste, light metallic. Medium to full body with a sweet light alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4917) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2009
33cl Bottle from Achelse Kluis. Light hazy reddish brown colour, lasting creamy light beige head. Aroma of plums, figs, some more dark fruits, alcohol, malts. Flavour is very malty, lots of dark fruits, some yeast, some roasted malts. light spicy and a bit of chocolate, alcohol. Fruity finish. Medium to fullbodied, smooth mouthfeel. Nice strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2010
(Bottled, BBE 18/08/2011) Clear dark red-brown (murky dark amber with yeast) with a small, but firm and lacy head. Grainy malt, lots of sweetish berries and dried fruit in the nose. Flavor is berry-grainy-malty with syrupy dried fruitiness and banana. Medium to full body, slightly fizzy-foamy carbonation. A flavorful, sweetish dessert beer. Maybe a bit rough on the edges without yeast, but quite enjoyable with it. This is what I think Bornem Dubbel (excellent at the time) tasted like years ago. 6436

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2011
11/07/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 18/8/11 (2011-320)

Bit cloudy dark amber coloured beer, light beige creamy head, stable, adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: sweet malts, candi sugar, caramel, bready yeast. MF: good carbon, full body. Taste: very fruity, some caramel, sweet malts, citrus notes and hops. Aftertaste: citrus fruits, bitterness, bit dry, candi sugar, alchol noticeable. Ending is a bit watery.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SteC (137) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2003
This brune has a nice head, but not fenomenal. One of the first things that struck me is the arome, wich was very good. It smelled very complex, in fact some of the better ones I've had. The taste is in contrary to the very complex and nice head a bit a disappointment. It tastes good, but I've expected a more complex palate, but that doesn't make this beer not worth drinking. It is a good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2007
On Bottle. A very tastefull and full bodied beer. Some tast of caramekl and fruits. Very nice, best beer for tonight.


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