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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy and yeasty, brown sugar, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (250108)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours red/amber brown with a good creamy light brown head. Aroma is sour while the beer still is too cold, becomes more malty, yeast and spiced as it heats up. Flavour is first slight berry-sour, going strong malty, sweet to dry and then yeasty. Finish is clearly spiced and alcohol makes an appearance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34360) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is sweet and very fruity, peaches, mango, and more, combined with notes of berries, yeast, alcohol, prunes, and some caramel. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of fruit and berries, peaches, cowberries, mango, and more, as well as a spicy note including coriander, cloves, and hints of cinnamon, but also with notes of alcohol, yeast, dusty hops, and wood, leading to a dry woody and spicy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2004
Hazy redbrown colour with off white foamy head. Sweet aroma with notes of hops and alcohol. Very carbonated. Sweet acidic flavour with notes of raisins, yeast and chocolate, nice bitterness. Not bad, but I have had more interesting belgian ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25340) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2007
Bottled. Murky brown colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sour apples along with some wood, caramel and yeast. Flavour is sour apple, slight acidicness, caramel malts and some toffee. Aftertaste is apples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark golden with huge amount of floating impurities that never really settle. A reddish tint to it and a big, fluffy head. Rather full-bodied and very sweet, but apparently no sugars added - this is "volmout" - all malt. Strange but very pleasant. 310198

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2003
Bottled. Orange-red, very livley. Fruity and very sweet. Soft, yeasty and lightly orangey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2010
Bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... yeasty toffee nose ... bit over fizzy ... toffee malts ... citrus fruits ... load of yeast ... ok. but not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2004
Cloudy amber color, quite dark; big creamy head. Nice malty aroma, a touch of oranges and vanilla. Quite good malty body (maybe too dry and thin), with a chocolate and orange touch. Quite good, but too thin body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear auburn with a medium, tight foam head. Big yeast, toast, and Belgian sugar aroma. Medium sweet flavor with some dark, dried fruits and considerable bitterness of wood and earth. Full bodied with average to lively carbonation. Sweet, faintly warming finish, rather dry, some light toasted grass, yeast, toasted sugar, some ripe fruits. The lasting bitterness is somewhat odd. Overall decent.

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