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

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blond ale brewed for brij. Vermeulen, Ieper.
A beer with top fermentation, refermented in the bottle.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkyrory66 (1314) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2016
Bière dont la recette émane de la brasserie Vermeulen, fermée depuis 1978, mais ayant encore pignon sur rue à Ypres (Flandre occidentale). La bière est brassée chez de Proef (Flandre orientale), et mentionne encore le nom de Vermeulen brouwerij sur le bandeau doré de l’étiquette. Bien entendu, pour ratebeer, c’est une bière propre à de Proef … c’est normal (comme dit Julos … le chanteur et poète, pas l’empereur et batailleur …). Niveau abv de 7 %, en fermentation haute et refermentée. Mon exemplaire était à 4 mois avant sa date. Couleur doré soutenu brillant, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines par milliers partout, bien vives, comme un sapin de Noël. Mousse blanc cassé, très crémeuse, splendide texture dense. Magnifique nez de malt/houblon/épice fleurie, avec une pointe de poire et de farine. 1ère bouche souple à la superbe entame malt/houblon, avec un zeste d’orange. Arrière-bouche très équilibrée, dense, longue. 2ème avec fruits blancs, pointe mentholée, herbes, ciboulette. Arrière-bouche très fine, très agréable. 3ème avec du malt et une pointe herbacée/fleurie relevant un peu du gruut. Arrière-bouche complexe, à la très belle amertume. Longueur avec un petit fléchissement et quelques fausses notes (bizarre ..). Jambes fines, serrées, adhérentes aux parois. Levure douce, un peu boisée, ligne correcte. Alcool bien pour son niveau, il donne un équilibre de départ. Finale au meilleur niveau que la longueur. CONCLUSION : une bière au magnifique départ, qui faiblit assez sur la longueur, mais reste au final une bonne bière que n’aurait pas renié Julos (César), alias Vermeulen brouwerij ...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3059) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. (@ home, bought by Pauwels) Hazy golden color, with white head. Aroma hops, yeast, sweet, and a bit spices. Medium body. Taste hops, light coriander, sweet, good bitterness, and bit spice (pepper) @ finish. Good brew !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (2162) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2009
Bottled, thanks mom for bringing. Hazy golden coloured, lots of yeast particles, big lasting white head. Fruity nose, apple and pear, some spices. Dry and bitter flavour, little bit of alcohol. This would actually be great if it were a bit more drinkable, but the alcohol is standing a bit in the way. Still, quite refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4218) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
A hazy yellow beer with citrus, banana and spicy fruity flavours and a very dry warming zesty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5506) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle @ Benzai. Clear pale yellow with a decent white head. Smells blossom, sweet, fresh, malts. Tastes malts, hops, fruity, sweet, fresh. Medium body, quite a lot of carbo but manageable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KLTZK (55) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle 33cl. Pours a large, white, foamy head. The liquid has a hazy, dark gold, almost orange appearance. Nice fruity and malty aroma. Taste is more bitter, but still malty and fruity, also some yeast. Aftertaste is light bitter and very smooth. Oily palate. A nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1563) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
A hazy, golden yellow coloured beer with a frothy white head. A heady, slightly floral hop aroma. There is also a hint of cracker malt. A medium dry, full mouthfeel. A potent, sour yeasty taste, and a meaty malt flavour. The sourness is bolstered by a hop flavour that lasts into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (3998) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours blonde with good white head. Floral aroma. Taste verges slightly on the sweet side for a Belgian Strong Ale with hints of vanilla and a touch of spice. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1315) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle, orange beer medium head. Aroma is fruit. Taste is the same with some yeast, little bit fizzy. Rather refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2009
(Bottled) Clear golden with a medium, bubbly-foamy head. Aroma is very mild at first, but pretty soon I found sweetish maltiness with a nice fruity twist. Flavor is neutral-malty with some orangey fruitiness, and mild spiciness. Medium body with high and foamy, but smooth carbonation. A smooth and drinkable ale with just enough oomph to keep it interesting.


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