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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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GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Pours a creamy yellow copper color w/ a tall, lasting froth. Superb head retention leaving a thin silky sheet with a few islands. Strong aromas of cave sulpher, brett, dried salted meat, and aged fruit salad. Full nectar w/ soft, creamy residuals effers. This beer is beautiful. Strong flavors yet perfectly balanced right off the bat. A solid fruit backbone w/ strict peachpit bittering that sets up shop early. An ingeniuos use of hops. Theres a defined earthy cave character that intrigues me. Nuances of wild apple, vanilla cream, citrus rind, mild banana spice. The finish is bittered better than well and leaves a mild asprin tingle. Signature is a very complex beer with a full range of aromas and flavors. A strong earthy character sets the stage with rainbow of supporting fruit nuances to make this a classic event never to be forgotten. This is the best beer I’ve had in a while. I highly recomend it.

4.8
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 An amazing collaboration from 2 completely different styles of brewing. Quite possibly the perfect beer for me. Cloudy dark golden with fluffy off-white head. Amazing aroma and taste. Fresh pine and floral hops, some citrus and the distinct taste of brett yeast. Well balanced and not too sweet. Quite simply, an insanely perfect mix of Belgian brewing and West coast hops. Re-rate from on tap at Uber 7/21 - I ain’t changing a thing....I love this beer.

4.7
BeerZack (432) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Thanks to KingG for hooking me up with this 750ml. Strawberry-blonde beauty with a hint of honey color under a bright white head of fine bubbles and lace. Very delicate floral hoppy aroma, slight honeyed nose. Very fresh smelling. Biscuits and honey with spicy floral hop bitterness. Light, yet complex and refreshing with the hint of dry funk. Slightly sweet, but pretty clean finish. Dangerously drinkable. Very memorable.

4.7
dwyerpg (6497) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 23, 2008
I found this to be absolutely wonderful. A great spicy aroma and big bubbly head, the flavor is spicy and light. The finish is just a tad too dry but quite wonderful throughout. Even at 11 bucks a bottle, this is worth it.

4.6
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle shared with Mds, Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Gregclow, courtesy of one of you guys. Deep murky yellow, big fluffy white head. Aroma - huge floral, lemon, soft, yeast, stunning - a perfect aroma. taste - wow, floral, yeast, citrus. Nice dry yeasty finish. Aoft carbonated mouthfeel. A truly great beer.

4.6
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2008
In short: A very wild Saison-ish beer with a whole lot of juicy citrus hops. Fantastic
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when 6+ months old. (much better than the fresh bottle I tasted a few months ago
The look: partly cloudy golden body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose has a strong farmhouse character along with a nice bouquet of wild flowers. Taste has juicy crisp caramel, flowers juice, juicy citrusy hops. The brett here is incredibly under control and mellowed out by the generous amount of juicy citrusy hops. The beer ends-up feeling more like a very wild Saison than a bretty beer. Body is pillowy, carbonation is relaxed. I had a tasting from a fresher bottle but the beer still had some residual sugar. Now nearly 6 months later the yeast ate it all and the beer is nearing perfection. With an aged bottle everything is so well integrated in this beer that it becomes really hard to dissect or categorise, this is really a tough one to figure out, just like most signatures.

4.6
EliteReese (2) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2009 does not count
Fantastic brew! I opened this beer last week for the third time and have cravings all the time. (Maybe that’s the alcoholism) Light in color, well balanced, banana, and other fruits are present. Tommie really shines thru this one.


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