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Craig Allan
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Plessis de Roye, France

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Agent Provocateur is a strongly hopped beer - a hybrid of an IPA and a Belgian golden ale. Bright, colourful notes of exotic fruits (pineapple, grapefruit and lime) and spices give way to a solid, long bitter finish. This beer is an excellent aperitif and goes perfectly with spicy food. Brewed by Craig Allan @ De Proef

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5610) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle 33cl. A cloudy yellow beer with low head. Smell is intense on fresh hops. Aroma of fruits like strawberries, raspberries and vegetables, resinous, notes of fresh licorice with an heavy round hops presence, finish is very long and bitter with spicy hops flavor. Very nice and drinkable beer, not with the usual lemony presence as some American IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2010
De Molen Festival 2010 ... sample from a bottle going round ... hazy amber ... thin white head ... sweet peachy pine hop ... little overfizzy ... juicy soft toffee malts ... little orange ... light pine peel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle from Cave Bulles. Hazy amber with a solid and lacing head. Fruity hoppiness with hints of bread. Quite hoppy, some herbal notes in addition to exotic fruits. Nice and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2737) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Hazed golden-orange in color with a great head. Lightly sweet and dry-hoppy aroma and taste. A nice lighter beer with flavor, particularly hops

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2011
Bouteille 33cl venant de lesprit cossais de Craig Allan de La Capsule @ Lille. Couleur orange, col pais blanc. Au nez, je suis de suite pris par cet arme houblonn laissant une prsence citronne et de pamplemousse. En bouche, on a une bire qui tend pouser le style amricain IPA tout en conservant ce style belge. Palais mlange les got surtout au niveau des houblons qui donnent une fine amertume tout en agrmentant la dgustation de notes de citron, pamplemousse avec une fine couche dpice avec une lgre prsence herbeuse. Le tout reste assez sec en bouche avec un fini do ressort un malt lger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (5153) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 17, 2011
First missed this at the Abbaye des Saveurs in Lille, because I couldnt carry anymore really, but thankfully found it later at Cave a Bulles in Paris. Shared with the usual suspects. POured a murky peach colour with a slightly off white head that went away slowly. Sweet aromatic hoppy nose, lime, some yeastiness, ok enough. Light soft agrumey taste, not much bitterness. Smooth, a bit light and overall nice!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Pours golden pumpkin in color with a fluffy crew cut of white foam. Copper/pennies on the aroma at first. Hopefully this dies down with a little breathing. Im also detecting some sharp pine needle notes, a subdued apple ester note, and a touch of green banana. This beer is meant to be a hybrid of IPA and Belgian blonde, and it shows, albeit with subtlety. The blonde aspect comes through with some soft fruit salad flavors (apple, banana) and an unmistakeable Belgian yeast character, while the IPA part manifests mainly as a mild bitterness and herbal edge on the finish. The palate is very nice in a hedonistic sense here. Surprisingly creamy and fulfilling, which combines with wheat-derived esters to give the impression of a rich hefe or a light weizenbock on the tongue. Not really the ideal presentation for a blend of two styles that are best when dry, but theres no denying that this tastes and feels good, so to hell with style. This is way on the modest side of the Belgian IPA spectrum, but it achieves what it wants to and its tasty. Only downside is the aroma, which after several minutes is still dusty and metallic.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2806) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2011
06/05 0.33 l bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks for sharing! It poured hazy orange body with medium sized head. Very pleasant orange hop aroma, a bit of yeast. Slightly bitter flavor, smoothed with yeast and milk bread malt. May have a touch of coriander. Not heavy in body, rather thinner, with longer citrus and bread finish. A fine beer it is.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2130) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
33cl bottle. Filtered, has golden/orange liquid with medium thick white head. Nose : fresh aromas of esters and tart malt, Its also very aromatic with citron, lime and pine notes of hops. Sip : low to medium body with creamy texture. Medium carbonation. Little sweet with malty body and bitter and dry citrus hops ending. In fact the ending isnt long but does stay for a while. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19238) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle at Chrisos 2012 Pre-GBBF Shindig, London. Pours clear gold with a strong, white foam head. Grassy hop nose. Medium sweet flavor with melon, pineapple, herbs, bubblegum. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish with spicy, grassy bitterness .Decent stuff.


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