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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Saison
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brian O’Reilly of Sly Fox Brewing Company joins Dirk Naudts to create the fifth brew in the De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration series. This year’s collaboration celebrates the great brewing cultures of both Philadelphia and Gent.

Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love) is a slightly higher gravity interpretation of the saison style. It is fermented with two yeasts – a classic saison yeast as well as brettanomyces from an original gravity of 1066 (16.5 plato). These yeasts yield a dry and slightly spicy ale with a strong hint of farmhouse character that will continue to develop with age. The use of Target and Styrian Golding hops at 37 IBUs add floral aromatics and a balancing bitterness.

Broederlijke Liefde if the official Belgian collaboration ale of Philly Beer Week 2011. If you can’t join us in Philadelphia for our annual celebration in June please enjoy this creation in your own celebration of the international brewing community.

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thewolf (12802) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle. [thanks after4ever]
Light hazy golden with a big, frothy, white head. Fair lacings. Aroma is lovely, floral, bretty, white pepper, doughy malts, light vinious, roses, light coriander. Medium to low carbonation, fine creamy and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, bretty for sure, some white pepper, light vinious, good herbal and floral dryness. Roses, tulips, coriander. Lingering, warming, peppery finish. Lovely beer.

3.4
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
2012-01-06. Crisp dark yellow body with a large frothy white head. 3+ Modest aroma, lightly dusty pale malt, muted but interesting sort of fruity/floral touch and light alcohol. 6+ Flavour is lightly alcoholic, pale malt, light bitterness. 6+ Average plus palate. Decent, drinkable but unexciting. Bottle from swoopjones via HTH and Blankboy

3.5
jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Hazy golden with a nice white head, mild lacing... Semi sour aroma kinda sweet peppery herbal... Herbal peppery dominant prob a good marinade... Medium full kinda eggy... Ehhh interesting but waay to herbal and not quite tart enough for me

3.6
garthicus (2945) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 6, 2012
Thanks to Swoopjones. Appearance: clear light orange, tiny white head. Aroma: marigolds, yeast, a little cheesy, slightly acidic. Flavour: Nice yeastiness at first, tangy hoppiness, a little alcohol, spicy, long bitter finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: August 01, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque orange, fine off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: slightly sweet malt aroma, floral hops, spicy, wild
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of citrus, floral, spicy, touch of wild yeast, balancing bitterness
Overall: bret is still very young, coming through nicely in the aroma but can go another year or two in the flavor, lots of potential
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.6
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
bottle shared with Rudolf, Golden orange pour, aromas of sweet malts, lots of bretty bandaid, spicy yeastiness with a good dose of hops. Nice saison

3.5
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle shared with Mike, Steve, Ryan & Big Daddy. Hazy gold, white head. Nose is caramel malt, cherry pit brett. Flavor is medium caramel maltiness, yeasty twang, cherry pit, nice herbal & grassy hoppiness. Solid bitterness.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14970) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate herbs, citrus hop and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy spicy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. I would recommend this to a friend.

3.9
ddemmingjr (890) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Rare Beer Club offering: pours hazy, pale golden. minimal white head that fades quickly. Farmhouse funk, Brett, oak and barnyard notes carry a distinct floral, wild nose. spice, floral, pepper, bread, grass, cereal, wheat lemon zes, passion fruit nuances throughout a sip. a bit sour and dry. medium carbonation and somewhat effervescent. the more you endow, the better she gets.

3.6
Zymurgeist2 (2364) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Great, slightly hazy brushed gold with a pure white head. Limited lacing but the body of the head generally remains. Sour with slight wheat and some pronounced spice on the nose. I think the brett overpowers the saison aspects of this beer. It is tasty, but hard to get much of the saison characteristics. The bitterness lends a nice frame to this beer, and it has a solid dry finish.


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