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

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, - JAN 8, 2006
Couleur acajou tirant vers le brun. Belle formation de mousse beige pale adhérant partiellement à la paroi du verre. Arômes de caramel, de malt grillé et de sucre candi. Saveurs de malt carameleux, de fruits rouges et de sucre candi accompagné d’une touche sulfurique des levures. Finale modérément alcoolique. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne, douce carbonatation. Bouteille 33 cl, Bruxelles, Décembre 2005.


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1494) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (847) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1094) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
Couleur ambrée sombre, bonne mousse crémeuse. Nez malté, fruits noirs, caramel doux, levures. Gout fort de fruits noirs, caramel, malt toasté, levures. Corps bien épais, mais rond en bouche. Petite amertume avec fruits et levures en fin de bouche. Bien!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (503) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 9,5 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 7. oktober 2014. Mahogni-brun belgisk Strong Ale med 2-3 cm tykt moccafarvet skumtop, som svinder til et par mm efter en snes minutter. Lidt svag aroma af malt, belgisk gær og tørret frugt, men brygget åbner sig langsomt op under "opvarmning", hvorfor serveringtemperaturen bør være 12-15 grader. Resultatet er bl.a. at der fremkommer lidt kælder-aroma og alkohol. Dejlig smag med sødme, bitterhed og en anelse surhed. Ganske fin balance mellem smagselementerne, men dog overvægt på det søde, som er på et medium niveau. God fyldig krop med et kulsyreindhold på et medium niveau. Mundfølelsen er til det bløde og rare, og konsistensen er sticky. God solid eftersmag med god længde og et sted, hvor alkoholen titter lidt frem. Ellers ligger procenterne godt skjult. Alt i alt en glimrende belgisk Ale, som er lidt overset af de mere kendte drenge.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Strongest Reinaert, since 1996, best characterized as a Belgian-style barley wine. Rocky, very dense, thick creamy, yellowish white head, nicely lacing, colour deep misty bronze. Malt sweet aroma, very yeasty, cherries, figs, pear, chocolate, vanilla, brandy, candi sugar. Taste starts fruity and estery with metallic note and woody and nutty maltiness, light spiciness in the finish, dry and bitterish with a meaty accent. Not bad, not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kachangas (10) - - SEP 30, 2014
Very nutty with a caramel taste. It has a very heavy body and is earthy. Great beer in a little bottle!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1560) - FINLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy brown color with a medium thick foamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, sherry, yeast and oak. Medium sweet and sour taste, slightly bitter finish. Medium body. A bit sticky feel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby - golden amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, toffee, caramel, some dark fruits, earthy yeasty, and light spice in the finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (740) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby. Pours amber with an off-white head. Sweet malty taste, dark fruits, yeast, caramel, some spice. Lively carbonation. Slight bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6304) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle @ Voldby ølmesse. Pours amber with a offwhite head, loads of floaties. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, raisins, ahy. Flavor is sweet and light dusty, malty, yeast, dark fruit, wood, alcohol. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, warming alcohol. 300814


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