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

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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"A stylish and artistic collaborative brewing effort that combines the enormous talents of Dirk Naudts, at Belgium’s De Proef Brewery, and Tomme Arthur of Port Brewing and Lost Abbey in southern California."

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sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 Bottle shared by puddintane: Pours a clear golden color with a tiny white head. Aroma, bready malts, some yeast and spices. Flavor, spicy, pale bready malts, yeast.

Re-rate: From a 11.2oz bottle, some bretty funk is starting to come through, a nice spice to it. Really coming along nicely.

4
mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle. pours a hazy orangey body with a medium creamy white head. The aroma is beautiful - cookie dough, tart apple & pear, light sugar, mild spicy hops, very tripel-ipa esque. Tastes nice up front - you got some hop rinds, biscuit, and fruit tartness. It’s quite dusty spice and rindish and there is some alcohol that hits you almost right away. Cookiesh and doughy throughout, there is certainly no lack of substance. It’s not HUGELY complex but it’s quite palatable and flavourful. The alcohol hits you after a while.

3.8
Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2007
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a cloudy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, floral, fruitiness, light barnyard and some white wine notes. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, light apple and a hint of barnyard funk with a crisp dry finish.

4
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
draft maproom. cardboard jolly pumpkin smell. stone IPA appearance. stale cheese aroma. tastes like some funk but very sweet. great. fantastic body.

3.9
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 Draft @ Patron Saint Party. Pours gold/yellow with a bright white ring. The nose has subtle hints of floral textures. The nose stood out as being different and scared me a bit but I didn’t have to worry too long. The taste was sweet, floral and a bit bitter. Overall a very nice well rounded belgian strong.

3.9
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle: Orange gold, nice white head and lacing. Nose of bright spice, eucalyptus, citrus and vanilla, coriander, grapefruit peel. Bright yeast and nice malt, very aromatic. Floral, citrusy, explosively peppery. Finishes creamy, good belgian with light hops and a crisp, earthy spicy persona. Thanks BuckeyeBoy!

3.7
hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
750ml bottle (not sure who brought this one!). Poured a deep and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of light funkiness, fruity, and yeast. Tastes of the same light funk and fruitiness.

3.6
ABUSEDGOAT (2904) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 Hazy orange, moderate head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is fruity, bret, some basement notes as well. Bret is very minor, more of a fruity Belgian. Interesting, enjoyable.

3.6
marcus (10873) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2007
This blonde ale poured with a massive white head, that foamed out the top of the bottle as soon as it was opened. There is a musty citrus aroma. The flavor, too, is musty starting off sweet then settling into a dryer fruit taste.

4
bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 3, 2007
750 ml. bottle. Aroma of spice and yeast with floral/fruity hop. Hazy ripe apricot color with a decent white head. Medium bodied with moderate, almost creamy, carbonation. The flavor is lighter stone fruits, like peach and apricot, with tingly spice. Seems a bit funky like something from Russian River. It’s lightly sweet, but the finish turns dryish with a earthy, tart finish. The mouth tingles in a way. Could be a bit woody. Very different; very, very good.


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