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

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Reinaert Grand Cru een origineel donkerrood bier van hoge gisting, hergist in de fles biére de fermentation haute, refermentée en bouteille.


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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3636) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
330ml bottle. Murky brown color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Caramel, plastic, faint alcohol, sweet, dark fruits in aroma. Not much of aroma. Caramel, liquid butter, fat, woody, fruity, hops in taste. Very complex taste. Like little bit of everything and then again nothing. I like it. Medium bitterness. Feels thin and some might even say watery, but with character. 9.5%? You must be kidding. No sign of alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (851) - LATVIA - APR 28, 2015
Dark brown with medium beige head. Yeasty aroma. Carbonated taste with good bitterness, yeasty notes and roasted caramel background.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (221) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Ottima belga con un colore rosso-marrone ambrato e una schiuma pannosa, ha un cuore dolce anche se è ben equilibrato. Note di frutta e malto all’olfatto. Nonostante sia essenzialmente dolce, con sapore di caramello e malto, non eccede e anzi si avverte un finale un pelo amaro. E’ alcolica ma ha un corpo moderato e una discreta carbonazione.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (92) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours dark reddish brown and cloudy as hell. Minimal off-white head. Aroma strongly reminiscent of caramel sponge pudding, with a lot of fruity notes (orange, apricot, grapefruit, lemon, later some darker stuff like blackcurrent and blueberry) going on as well. Very sweet though not unpleasantly so, with a fair bit of alcohol detectable too (though not unexpected giving the 9.5% ABV). As a big fan of caramel sponge pudding i’m exited! Taste is perhaps less overtly sweet with a malty bitterness hitting immediately, alongside hoppier notes of pineapple and citrus. Sweetness in the taste mostly takes the form of subdued honey and fruit, like the aforementioned pineapple as well as orange, and is never overpowering. Finish is long and bitter, of an unexpectedly hoppy variety. Was definitely expecting a maltier taste overall though this is by no means much of an issue. Palate and mouthfeel are decent with some carb and a generally smooth texture, though body could be a bit fuller. Surprisingly refreshing and easy drinking given the high ABV and rich, sweet aroma, while never showing much compromise in the taste department. Recommended to fans of both hearty belgians and refreshing fruity IPAs!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
florent.janssens (202) - - MAR 12, 2015
Arôme fruité. Goût un peu trop faible. Le goût de malt se fait légèrement plus prononcé en arrière goût. On ne sent pas l’alcool. Facile à boire donc bien traître.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1364) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (486) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1243) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Gedronken bij Cambrinus in Brugge, geur is zoet met caramel en gist Smaak is bitterzoet met een fruitig afdronk sisinaasappelschil.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1374) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5784) - 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.


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