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%
Reinaert Grand Cru een origineel donkerrood bier van hoge gisting, hergist in de fles biére de fermentation haute, refermentée en bouteille.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1740) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Medium hazy copper body, medium head. Aroma has sourish caramel with some strawberries and amaretto. Also very light notes of toffee. Nice and unique. Caramelly taste with more light toffee, amaretto and berries. Sweetish finish but not too sweet - not as cloying as many other 9.5% beers. Pretty good ale, has a distinctive character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
I was rather surprised by the unique aroma’s of this beer. I would describe it as a combination between Tripel, Amber Ale and a bit of Kriek. Very unique very well crafted!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (2177) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Gedronken bij Cambrinus in Brugge, geur is zoet met caramel en gist Smaak is bitterzoet met een fruitig afdronk sisinaasappelschil.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee), BB 10.02.16. Pours dark ruby with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is intense sweet, caramel, dark fruits, Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, plums, yeast, malt, burnt sugar, some sour notes, spices. Finish is dry bitter with some alcohol burn. Overall: very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy amber, massive, ever-expanding white head. Over-carbonated much? Aromas of brown bread, prunes. Taste is slightly hot, apple-y, almonds too. Cloying sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5185) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with large head. Aroma is lively with taste of caramel roasted malt and yeast note of sugar and ripped fruits nice well balanced with good note of malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2852) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2015
Murky red amber, medium retentive beige head. Nose is malty-yeast with spice and fruity/berry notes. Flavor is sugary sweetness with malt, spice, caramel, yeast. Some hops in the semi-dry finish. Lingering spice and fruity notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (662) - ITALY - JAN 1, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a beautiful creamy light beige head. Very good, complex aroma with caramel, molasses, roasted malts, sweet fruits (raisins, figs), some nuttiness. Taste is similar with a slightly acidic note before a light final bitterness. Medium body, too much carbonation. Almost no alcohol detectable despite the 9.5 ABV.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: caramel, toffee, light yeast, fruity, peaches, ripe fruits. Appearance: hazy, dark amber, massive, frothy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweets intensify, caramel, very malty, heavy, ripe fruits. Overall: nice Belgian Strong Ale, incredibly complex aroma. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2041) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
Stubby bottle 33cl. Clousy deep amber brown, big frothy beige head, disappears slowly, good lacing; a feast for the nose, sweet malty, roasted, figs, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, bit cacao, almonds, cinnamon; complex taste starts moderate sweet, followed by light to medium bitterness, roasted, caramel, fruity and nutty notes; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, malty bittersweet finish, bit nutty, spicy notes, alcohol well-hidden; overall a well-balanced and great strong ale/barley wine.

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