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

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer - Deep amber with a dense off white head. Aromas of malt and dried fruit. Spicy taste, yeasty and sweet with notes of liqorice and brown sugar. Alcohol is apparent but not overpowering, giving it a full mouthfeel and warmth going down. Not the greatest but enjoyed none the less...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2006
[Bottle] Quite good strong dark belgian ale; the spicy, chocolate, smooth character reminding me of a Chimay Blue of the good old times...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5936) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 In short: A caramelized Belgian brown ale that is as fruity as it is nutty. Great brew
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed fresh a few months after receiving it through private importation.
The look: Cloudy brown body topped by a medium long-lasting beige head
In long: Nose of tropical fruits in toffee with some nuts. Taste is very fruity (pineapples, cherries, and more), very nutty and with toffee/caramel. Body is smooth and cushiony. Leafy hops to balance the whole thing out. The Reinaert label has a “renard” (fox) illustration on it so I assume it is brewed by a very bad french speller.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
Hazy amber, reddish colour with a dense off white head. Malty, dark fruit sweet aroma with a light alcohol note and a vague hint of yeast. Malty, prune sweet flavor with a light spicy and sweet finish. A smooth and wellbalanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle. Red brown colour with a big beige head. Malty, yeasty, dark fruits, spicy aroma and taste. Medium to full body with a sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Pouring this, I was struck by its sour, yeasty nose. Spicy to the tip of the tongue. Dense, off-white foam and dark hazelnut hues with a core of deep red decorate the glass. In keeping with the initial aroma impression, taste is rather sour, but in a pleasant way. Fairly typical Belgian notes of dried fruits. Feels light considering the alcohol and sits well in your system.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2006
Bottled. Vast amounts of floaties swirl around in this hazy, dark orange beer, topped of by a lasting off-white head. Dried fruits, berries, malt, spice, caramel and some alcohol in the nose. Flavor starts fruity, followed by raisins, candisugar, caramel spice, and the expected alcohol. The alcohol gets even more pronounced in the finish, and is accomplished by spices and some hints of yeast. A nice finish on a warm summer night! (060615)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle. Brown color with a beige head. The body is sweet with a different mix of fruity and nutty notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2006
Fruity jams and jellies dominate the nose. Blackberry, concord grape, strawberry, plum, raspberry...they don’t seem to stop. A soft aroma of a freshly rained forest rests underneath. A dry sherry note of alcohol blends well with a firm cedar element and a strong caramel presence. Evolving as the beer warms, an homage to the delicious ontbijtkoek...a spicy and honey sweetened Dutch cake loaf most similar to ginger bread. Unfortunately, the yeast becomes devastatingly aromatic as the beer warms further, drowning many of the subtleties. The head is a stable frothy, tan monstronsity covering a deep amber hued body with honey highlights. The flavor introduces elements of light toffee and maintains the jams/jellies up front for a very sweet initial taste with a slight acidity. The finish is fairly wet with a step up in the acidity and a yeasty bite to it. Crisp apples seem to pop to mind in the aftertaste, and I can’t say I enjoy that too much. Mouthfeel is rather slick, broken by heavy carbonaiton, and is of considerable weight. The alcohol doesn’t show up immediately but appears to have a building warmth after several minutes. An interesting beer at first, but too much warmth seemed to kill a lot of potential...I thought this was going for a 4+ until the yeast started to dominate...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2006
This beer has a amber body - hue apperance and a fine light brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is light acid with a light acid afther tast.


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