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

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6828) - Kyoto, - JUN 3, 2010
Medium brown color with orange and a high, fine, pillowy head. Aroma of pears, caramel, plums. Rich sweet flavor with a tangy edge. Fruity, slightly aged and oxidized, with spicy cake and a strongly hoppy, bitter, even astringent finish. Very minerally as well. Rather light body. Tasty and challenging, though not spectacular.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1039) - 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 (4442) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4371) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1292) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (405) - 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.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1626) - 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 (910) - 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 (1188) - 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 (530) - 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 (2584) - 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.


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