De Proefbrouwerij Reviews




fiulijn
3.3
La Roche Extra Bitter
Synthetic cork, from Birratrovo, Como; bb 30/10/2014
Hazy light amber color with medium sized head. Mild aroma of malt, cereals, cream, hop. Good body, dryish mouthfeel, some anonymous malt flavor; it has strong bitterness, but also a vegetable impression.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ysok02
3.2
Braven Apostel Tripel
De nouveau une très belle robé dorée, mousse abondante et crémeuse. Nez sur les céréales, les agrumes, le pain et une pointe houblonnée. Bouche à l’attaque acidulée, fine bulle, manque de complexité et manque de typicité. Décevante.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rubin77
3.7
Boerken
F: big, pale brown, hard to average retention. C: dark brown, hazy, opaque. A: malty, molasses, candy, hint of chocolate, coffee, dark dried fruits, plums, raisins, date, figs, yeast. T: malty, dried fruits, red fruits, liquorice, dark cherries, raisins, sweet chocolate, candy, date, full body, lower carbonation, quite interesting and good, 33cl bottle from Prik&Tik /Quali-drinks/ in Brussels.
Monday, September 26, 2016

kermis
2.6
Mira Belle
Bottle shared at Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting 2016. Near clear orange golden with a small off white head. Aroma of raisins, light funk and a little tart fruit behind. Flavour is Light moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Weird.
Monday, September 26, 2016

Maracuja05
3
Iki Beer Yuzu
[backlog] 10-06-16 // bottle from local asian market. Pale yellwoish. Light body. Little fruit, citrus, little tea. Quite nice.
Monday, September 26, 2016

kermis
3.2
Ronsischen Tripel
Bottle shared, gusher. Hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, dough, floral notes, caramel and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [12/08/2016]
Monday, September 26, 2016

kermis
3.4
Giesbaargs Muurken
Bottle shared. Near clear golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of yeast, herbs, light grassy notes, light fruits and malt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [21-07-2016]
Monday, September 26, 2016

kermis
2.7
Stepa Triple (sugar-free Ale)
Bottle shared. Very hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of dough, yeast, sweet malt, light herbs and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. [13-07-2016]
Monday, September 26, 2016

77ships
4.7
Mira Belle
750 ml. bottle sampled @ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting 2016. Hazy orange, little white head. Nose is sweet chamomile tea, oily honey with low lambiek funk. Taste is honey sugar, sugar, apricot, big chamomile tea, sweet leading into brief pleasant geuze funk. Honey sweet & oily beer. I love it, very unique in interesting. Not really a geuze despite the base,… wonderful rich & sweet beer with mild complimentary lambiek funk. Really well done.
Monday, September 26, 2016

Benzai
2.6
Mira Belle
Bottle shared @ Borefts Pre-tasting. Clear somewhat orange color, small to average sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste are moderately sourish but with a weird plant-like, very weird I can’t describe this flavor. Very weird. Don’t like it.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rubin77
3.6
Boerinneken
F: big, off-white, long lasting. C: opal golden, hazy. A: malty, yeasty, floral, orange peels, vanilla, hint of candy, spicy, hint fruity. T: malty, candy, spicy, light orange fruits, sweet and dry together, hint coriander, very lively carbonation, full body, alcohol is warming but almost not noticed, interesting balanced, very good, 33cl bottle from Prik&Tik /Quali-drinks/ in Brussels.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lilja
3.6
L’Arogante
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, citrus, örter, grapefrukt med toner av jäst. Torr, lagom söt, något trött humle, beska med smak av citrusskal och grapefrukt med toner av tall.
Friday, September 23, 2016

SinH4
3.1
Mira Belle
Bottle. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is flowery, some peaches, unexciting funk, feels quite clean. Taste is flowery, peaches, quite sour. High carbonation. Not excellent.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Beerhunter111
3.3
Mira Belle
Sampled @ Pre-Borefts-Tasting 2016. Trübes dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit geringen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch gering säuerlich, mirabellen. Geschmack nach mirabellen, trocken, dezente süße.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Maakun
3.9
Mira Belle
Bottle at Pre-Borefts tasting. Slight hazy dark golden with white head. Some flowers, hay, funk, cinnamon. There’s some caramel and grimy sweetness with light funky sourness with a fruity touch. Just medium bodied with slight sparkly cardbonation. Quite like it!
Thursday, September 22, 2016

deanso
3.1
Mira Belle
Bottle shared at the pre Borefts tasting. Thin white head. Clear blond pour. Light sourness
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Koelschtrinker
2.9
Mira Belle
Süß säuerlicher Antrunk mit weihnachtlichen Gewürznoten. Brotig, künstlich fruchtig, trocken. Die Säure bleibt mild, rund, nett. Schwierig. 9/11/9/9/13/9
Thursday, September 22, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.4
Mira Belle
Bottle at the pre-Borefts tasting, Den Haag, 2016. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is big citrus doughy yeast light floral. The flavour is moderate sour with a light crispy acid sour alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

cgarvieuk
2.5
Mira Belle
Bottle at pre borefts 2016 tasting.. Hazy Amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet barnyard funk nose.. Oh no... Don’t know what but its not right
Thursday, September 22, 2016

ClarkVV
3.7
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
Draught at The Independent, 9/13/16.
Quite clear, light, waxen-yellow body has a hint of bronze to it and a small, white head atop showing moderate retention.
Initially, the De Proef signature yeast rises up in the aroma, showing its tell-tale metal-meets-dirt-meets-earth sort of thing. Thankfully, whatever else they’ve added to this quickly comes in to play and lightly tart souring bacteria is noted, as well as plentiful nectarine-tangerine-pineapple. Very dry and fading at this point, given that the beer is now a few months old, but it’s interesting to try it after the effects of the hops have mostly faded. Lots of lactic character, fruitiness and a light pepper, with wheat/biscuit-like malts behind it, rather sparse and adding little/no "sweetness" to the nose. So probably a bit on the very dry side, though the juiciness still here from the hops helps mitigate that somewhat (and very dry isn’t really a problem to begin with). No alcohol/flaw.
More to it in the mouth than I would have guessed from the nose. I was honestly expecting an extremely attenuated, rather thin, bone dry sour ale, sort of like a berliner weisse, but rather, it’s got some meat to the body. Perhaps some dextrines, perhaps the wheat adding texture, not sure exactly. Regardless, it provides a good backbone for the tart, lactic, and juicy stone fruit notes to play about on. Lots of earthiness, especially the De Proef signature, with heavy, borderline metallic, minerality. Juicy fruit notes lingering, with lactic acid and minimal brett. Fairly engaging, low carbonation and no alcohol or flaw. Definitely more of a De Proef beer, unsurprisingly given its brewed there, but there’s a good juiciness from the obvious Trillium-directed hopping. It works, I think, and actually comes out better than any of Trilliums other saisons, to-date (which isn’t saying a whole lot).

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kittenbieer
0.9
Bloemen Bier
Robe jaune dorée avec une mousse généreuse et collante. Le nez nous offre des arômes fleuris et épicés mais avec déjà une forte dose de sucre qui domine!En bouche, le sucre l’emporte sur les notes fleuries,ce qui nous laisse sur un goût très désagréable de médicament! Bière très écoeurante!!!!!!!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

lello4ever
4
La Roche Russian Imperial Stout (Brandy Wood)
Si presenta nera con venature marroni. Schiuma assente. Aroma intenso di dark fruits, ciliegia, amarena, frutta sotto spirito, liquirizia. La invecchiatura in botte di brandy è netta. Al palato è quasi amabile per il corpo pieno ma non carico, si avvertono i 14 gradi ma non è impegnativa come altre Imperial. Si ripropongono le note dolci, con caramello, frutta secca, ciliegia. Carbonazione bassa. Ottimo invecchiamento, manca solo un po’ di cremosità per renderla una Imperial davvero eccellente.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

AndySnow
2.8
Iki Beer Yuzu
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy yellow colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, yeast, fruit, citrus, yuzu, tea.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, yuzu, malt, caramel.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

tapefuzz
3.9
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
11.2oz bottle. Pours pale orange gold with a medium fluffy white head. Aroma is mango, pineapple, funk, grass, and floral hops. Taste is tart with mango, peach, pineapple, lemon, yeast funk, grass, some earth, and hints of orange zest. Spice and minimal bitterness in the finish. Light lingering yeast and hay in the finish. Light body. Average carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel.
Monday, September 19, 2016

AndySnow
2.8
Iki Beer Ginger
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Ginger, malt, caramel.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Ysok02
4.2
L’Arogante
Superbe robe dorée, mousse abondante et crémeuse. Nez tout aussi superbe, lime, gingembre, pamplemousse, houblon frais. Bouche délicieuse, une fine attaque sur les agrumes, la bulle est délicate, de la longueur et une superbe finale à la fois acidulée et sur l’amertume du pamplemousse. Un régal pour se désaltérer.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

bursprak
3.5
Mikkeller Kihoskh THØRST (new batch/label)
Sample @ Voldby Ølfestival 2016. Light hazy golden pour with a generous head. Notes of peaches, light bitterness, floral with some light sweetness.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

R4N5H
3
Iki Beer Ginger
33cl bottle picked up at Jumbo supermarket, Amsterdam on 17-Sep-2016. Clear pale colour with a thin white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of tea and malt. Light to medium body and carbonation. Taste of barley, sweet malt with the green tea and ginger noticeable but relatively weak. Tastes like a herbal lager.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kr1zz
3.1
Kameraad Tenebris Tripel
Bottle 33cl bought at Dranken Marlou in Zonhoven about 2 years ago. Pours hazy rusty/orange colour with a big beige head leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Nose: sourish, cheesy, dried fruit, malt, metallic. Taste: medium carbonation. Cheesy notes and dried fruit. Stronger alcoholic warmth. Liqueur. Slightly bitter notes and a malty touch.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kr1zz
3.4
Cluysenaer Cuvée Noire
Bottle 33cl bought at Dranken Geers in Oostakker. Pours dark brown with a big brown head. Nose: star anise hints, nuts, dried fruit, hints of port. Taste: medium carbonation. Creamy milky texture. Vanilla, coffee, slightly sweet (dried fruits). Hints of bitterness.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Kr1zz
3.1
Cluysenaer
Bottle 33cl bought at Dranken Geers in Oostakker. Pours golden colour with a medium white head. Nose: malt, hoppy, floral hints, exotic fruity. Taste: medium carboration. Pretty malty character with hoppy hints that brings a dry and bitter taste with it. Also a warm alcoholic feeling. Slightly exotic fruity notes. The aftertaste is dry and bitter.
Friday, September 16, 2016

thewolf
3.2
Iki Beer Ginger
Bottle, bought@Bierhut. Pours hazy amber with a medium, creamy white head. Aroma has sweet caramel malts, ginger. Medium carbonation, fine dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, good fat toasted caramel, ginger, very low hotness. Feels like a beer with ginger thankfully and not just a ginger mess.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kr1zz
2.5
De Chokier
Bottle 33cl bought at Dranken Ad Fundum in SInt-Truiden. Pours dark blond to orange with a medium dark white head. Nose: caramel, cookie dough, zeste of an orange. Taste: medium carboration. Slightly sweet with caramel notes and orange. Malty character. Very metallic bitter feeling popping up. Also a dry feeling in the end.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kr1zz
2.9
Bas-Bieren Bas
Bottle 33cl bought at Willems en Zoon in Grobbendonk. Pours blond with a medium white head. Nose: exotic, peach and pineapple, malt. Taste: medium carboration. Slightly malty with an exotic fruity taste (pineapple, peach). Slightly watery texture. Light alcoholic warmth and slightly bitter.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Benzai
2.9
De Arend Graaf
Bottle. Somewhat clear yellow golden color, medium sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some bitter. Believe me I’ve tried but I didn’t get anything else. Ok, couldn’t Smell a lot because of heavy hay fever, but this beer is very bland. No real flaws but quite boring.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bontus
3.2
Bas-Bieren Karikatuur Wild Ale
Bottle 33cl at Lochristi cycling event. Pours amber coloured, nose of green apples and toast. Not super wild in taste but decent enough.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bontus
3
Bas-Bieren Bas
Bottle 33cl at Lochristi cycling event. Pours more dark than golden, very standard ale with an interesting (but dangerous) choice of name. Might have to change it if things would take off.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bontus
3.3
Bas-Bieren Limerick
Bottle at Lochristi. 33cl. Pours standard golden, slight hoppy nose and balanced taste with some more bitterness. Medium to long finish. Good brew.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

appiantiqua
1.2
Bloemen Bier
Une robe orangée et un beau col de mousse Le nez est floral et dégage des effluves de miel en un curieux mélange médicamenteux Le goût est surtout très(Trop!!!) sucré avec des touches de fleurs(violette) écoeurantes L’arrière bouche est lourde et toujours et encore sucrée Eprouvante à boire ...
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Icedwarf
3.8
L’Arogante
Helder geel bier met veel schuim. Smaak is fris hoppig bitter en licht zoet fruitig. Mooi bier, licht zoet, met iets van banaan en abrikoos.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

yespr
3.1
Belfort 8° Blond
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light fruity. Dry, phenolic and toadted malty. Light metallic. Dry, bitter and light phenolic finish.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

malrubius
4.1
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
Bottle from Brewtopia. Hazy pale golden orange with lasting flat head and some lace. SPicy bready citrus and vanilla and honey and tart apricot aroma. Pineapple tropical fruit apricot sweetness with tart lemon and green grape and apricot and grass. Clean finish with medium spicy lemony tang. Light body and very fine carbo. Surprised me at first with the tartness but is pretty devoid of the leathery cheesy funk that I don’t seem to enjoy much these days. Excellent . . . and gone.
Friday, September 09, 2016

aleksander9
2.5
Iki Beer Yuzu
Clear pale with nice white head. Green tea, lemon and alien weed. Sweet and herbal finish. Okay!
Friday, September 09, 2016

bigda83
4
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
Draft at Brazil. Pours a slight hazy golden yellow with a small sudsy white head. Aromas of citrus fruit, floral, grass, hay. Flavor had lemon, orange, mango, floral notes, hay, zest, some spice and a bit tart. Light body, sticky, good carbonation, slightly tart and dry finish. Very nice.
Friday, September 09, 2016

labeerinthum
2.5
Iki Beer Yuzu
Bottiglia. L’intensità olfattiva è flebile e la persistenza olfattiva è corta. Il cappello di schiuma ha una buona tenuta, con carbonazione e bollicine medie, idem al piano sottostante, dove la carbonazione è persistente ed insistita. La consistenza del liquido è limpida. Il colore è giallo dorato. Il corpo è medio. Il dolce è medio e l’amaro è moderato. L’intensità gustativa è normale e la persistenza gustativa è sufficiente. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di pronta beva. Il finale è semplice. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di biscotto, frumento, orzo, erba, agrumi e tè verde.
Thursday, September 08, 2016

brokensail
4.1
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
On tap @ Mule Bar. Cloudy golden beer with a big white head. After a couple semi-disappointing local offerings, this was a nice way to end the visit to Mule Bar. Super juicy, fruity, tropical, and citrusy beer. Tons of lemon, orange, and dried mango on this one. There’s a nice funky leather and yeast character, too. Some light acidity, a fresh flower note, and just a touch of white pepper. Light bitterness on the back end. Quite a zesty beer. Well done.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Banzale
3.4
L’Arogante
Acheter à dranken geers à oost staker (gent). Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur dorée légèrement trouble. Un colle de mousse assez présent et onctueux. Au nez senteur fruité, fruit exotique, abricot . En bouche , la sensation de fruit présente ! Avec un petite note amère de style agrumes citron vert ! Goût de ananas , abricot et peu être également kiwi ? Ce tiens bien en bouche. Arrière goût reste bien.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

ruigo
2.6
Iki Beer Yuzu
33cl bottle. Slightly hazy pale golden with a small white head. Citrus, herbal and spicy aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Overall, nice but not remarkable.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

ruigo
3
Iki Beer Ginger
33cl bottle. Hazy golden orange with a small white head. Fruit, herbal and light ginger in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is sweet with ginger notes and a dry finish. Overall, easy drinkable.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Capa
3.6
Zoetzuur Flemish Reserve Ale
Brick red. Cherry and light funk in the aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor has a decent helping of lightly tart cherry, mild sourness, earthy, light wood. Medium dry finish. I’d like a little stronger profile of everything.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016