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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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3.8
jcr (2726) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2011
750 ml. Hazy golden body. Big, fizzy white head. Aroma of brett, band aid, plastic, barnyard with hints of earth, citrus, spice and flowers. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture and lively carbonation. Tastes of sweet citrus fruits, especially orange, is tempered a little by hop bitterness and brett funkiness. The beer is on the sweet side, though, and the sweetness, combined with the funk, leave a slight taste of artificial sweetener in the finish. Too bad because the beer has lots going on. Pepper, flowers, spice. Nicely nuanced. And overall, a really nice beer.

3.6
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
750 Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a clear deep gold with white fizzy head. Aroma is very nice, farm house, citrus, musty and earthy. Flavor is very dry with sharp citrus zest, farmhouse, black pepper, earthy with faint tartness, funky. Light body with very high fizzy carbonation. Overall, is ok....over priced.

3.8
Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Pour is hazy golden yellow with a small off-white head. Aroma is of pepper spice, lemons, pears, and earth. Flavor and texture is bready with a good amount of spice and fruit in the body. Pears, apples, and spice dominate the flavor. Grassy hops finish, slightly on the bitter side.

3.8
emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Pours a bright hazy straw yellow with two fingers of sticky white head. Nose is very zesty and peppery, notes of lemongrass and citrusy hops. Very hoppy with warmth. Slightly yeasty nose. Very dry and peppery flavor with resinous oily hop character. Light bodied with a prickly carbonation.

3.8
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Thanks E for sharing. Nose is quite bretty with some pineapple notes. Flavor is dry, bretty, some bitterness. Pretty solid, but a little overly bitter for the style. Still a solid saison.

4
obguthr (6587) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Farmhousey cut apple aroma, funky, tart, and musty, not terribly strong. Hazy pale amber, thick head. Full body, full flavor. Flavor is identical to the aroma, but finishes with a bitter kiss of parsley. The funk approaches that of becoming medicinal, but stays on the good side. Exemplary saison and very well executed.

4
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
750, corked and baled. Pours a cloudy dark orange with golden edges. Fizzy white head, surges briefly, then settles. Big sedimentary rings of eggy lace. Big sweet cream nose with floral and grassy notes. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Oranges, sweet cream, floral notes, grass, and a bit of white pepper on the mid palate--white pepper showing mainly on the finish. Very appealing and flavorful big-bodied saison.

3.2
GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
750mL c&c at Churchkey thanks to Travlr. The pour is a crystal clear gold with a decent, white head. Nice formation and retention. Nose is sweet grain, oatmeal, candi sugar, candy corn. Taste is sweet with white grape juice, orange candies, apparent candi sugar body and booziness. A little headache inducing. No Brett character whatsoever.

4
Travlr (25752) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle at Churchkey. Cloudy yellow, thick white head, good lacing. Aroma has slight barnyard funk. Taste is softly sour malt and hay. Solid.

3.8
dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2011
750 ml cork and caged bottle shared by Carusso at one of our Friday night summer sessions. Poured a hazy light orange/amber with a smaller mostly white head. Aroma of brett, old wet flower petals, lavender and band aid. Medium bodied with strong carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor of brett, bread, yeast, flowers and pot puri. Good stuff but a bit pricey.


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