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

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Reinaert Grand Cru een origineel donkerrood bier van hoge gisting, hergist in de fles biére de fermentation haute, refermentée en bouteille.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
Cloudy brown pour with a medium, offwhite head. Pleasant aroma of spices, fruits and yeast. Good flavor of spices, fruits and yeast. The body is light to medium with a slightly liquorous texture and soft carbonation. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2009
33cl bottle cloudy brown, small fluffy light brown head. sweet caramel, tofee, faint dark fruits, alcohol in the aroma, perhaps also faint orange peel. flavor is sweet, hard caramel, only very faint dark fruits. flavor is actually very good, a clean caramelly profile, without being too sweet or cloying. some bitterness to balance, but not taking my attention away from the nice home-made-hard-caramel sort of flavor. the faind dark fruity raisiny flavor rounds up the beer nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle. Hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are toffee and sticky caramelised pear. Soft spices and yeast with some treacle. Flavours are sweet, spicy and peppery on the tongue. Sticky toffee with chocolate malts. Herbal on the finish with warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3715) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. BB 22/12/10.

App.: Clear copper with a fair tan head. Aroma: Lots of bright fruits, nice brown sugar and some light molasses, dark dried fruits, a little vinous, a little boozy, some light orange peel. Palate: Medium+ body, fairly soft effervescence. Flav.: Less than the nose, some dark dried fruits, more booze, a touch of wood and orange peel, some brown sugar/molasses; somewhat sweet with enough balancing bitterness and a light malty/boozy finish.

Fair.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2009
Aroma:yeast and malt... Appearance:light hazy clear brown,good lacing head... Flavor:grain,alcohol,light dark fruit flavor....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of spicy yeast and medium sweet Belgian malt with unrefined grain ester. Taste is a weird mix between some sweet malt and unrefined stale grain notes with a spicy and as well bready yeast completing the mix. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no signs of alcohol. Not bad though mix of flavor is somewhat strange and not completely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4638) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is deeply spiced, and the flavour is spiced, yeasty and gently bitter. Overall a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
330ml bottle, amber color, with a pillowy beige head, yeasty, spicy, fruity nose of caramelized apples, dried sultana raisins and figs, with a faint cinnamon, nutmeg accent, and some toasted, biscuity, caramel, grainy, bready malt, cookie dough notes, with a mild brown sugar aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, toasty, biscuity, caramelized malt, cookie dough character, with some toffee, dried sultana raisin, date, fig and brown sugar flavors, with a light flowery hop leafiness, leading towards a warming, sweet malty, fruity, raisiny, caramelized, hop bittering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (2239) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2009
Danger! This one might knock you out. What a flavor. Mostly wheatbread (brown bread) with a dry finish. Has a bitter and sourfruit flavor. Nice. (after 30 mins). Taste is getting flatter and not special anymore.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
Flaske: Kæmpe gusher. Ellers en flot rødbrun øl med et fint skum. Duft af frugt og sukker. Behagelig mundfylde, og god smag der næsten dækker alkoholen. Udmærket øl men meget klassisk og en smule kedelig.


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