Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Kuringen-Hasselt, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Same as Bruin 10%. 10% Alc Vol, 26 EBU, 16°PL,18 EBC,8-11°C.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12992) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber color. Butter cookies and maple syrup in the aroma. Sharp alcoholic sweet flavor with some distant vinous notes and butterscotch. Oaky aftertaste. Not unpleasant but limited in depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12328) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Pours lovely clear mahogany with a small, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, red berries, mild vinious, toasted notes, light macademia nuts. Medium carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is toasted caramel, red berries - primarily red currants. Vinious, light molasses. Overripe plums, mild chocolate and lovely malty. Delicious and elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9847) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - FEB 16, 2013
33cl bottle from Ekoplaza. Thick white head. Clear amber pour. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9827) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2010
Beautiful foxy-chestnut coloured, clear beer with an amber-beige, huge head. Very bready/leafy/earthy sweet-sweetish nose, with some bananaester, smelling for all the world as a "Dunkler Bock" or "Dunkler Weizenbock". Spicy-strong flavoured, sweetish beer with lots of melanoidins, sweet & roasted malts, overripe banana and other grains. Finish has some faint bitterish, earthy notes, without losing its spiciness ane sweetness, caramelsyrup-like, if not cloying. Well-carbonated, rather well-bodied, alcoholwarming. Decent balance, decent beer. But IMO certainly not a French Bière de Garde, but a Dunkles Doppelweizenbock. Maybe top-fermented, but a Bock nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle sample @ 5de Brugs Bier festival. Cuivrée/beige, col ocre épais. Arôme fruité noire; date et figue malt caramel avec une note de basse-cour de ferme, léger houblon. En bouche, fruits noirs, alcool réchauffant avec un fini allant sur le lactique, qui me rappelle un yaourt à la fraise, note malté caramel avec sur la fin une pointe torréfiée. Fini herbacé, sec voire noisette en poudre, léger chocolat avec un tout petit ajout de houblon pour l’amertume. Un peu loin du style français de Bière de Garde que j’imaginais plus proche de la Saison Wallonne. Ici, un profile nettement plus belge dans la lignée plus proche d’une double/triple d’abbaye et son palais épais de levure et blé/orge peut dévier sur un style allemand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9624) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2013
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, ruby amber colour with a big and beige foamy head. Yeasty, bready and mildly toasted malty aroma with notes of candy, raisins and a tinge of alcohol. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, full bodied with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Bready toast-malty taste with caramel and mildly vinous fruity notes of raisins, cassis and plums; sweet and delicately bitter finish with present fruity notes and a warming alcoholic strength. My favourite Jessenhofke so far. 21.II.13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (9029) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2010
25/09/2010 - 75cl @ Karakterbierfestival Bissegem

Pours a cloudy copper brown to brown beer, fine beige head, disappears quickly. No refermentation in the bottle, just came out of the Proefbrouwerij brewery. Aroma is heavy sweet, caramel, dried fruits. MF a little flat, no doubt because of the lack of refermentation yet. Round body, smooth texture, even a little oily. Taste of caramel, sweet fruits, roasted malts. Aftertaste has roasted malts, caramel, mocha and a nice sour twist to counter this all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8968) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
15 cl. draft sample @ Bruges Beer Festival 2012: dark brown with a slight red hue & tanned head, smells sweet with caramel malts, nuts & sweet spices, taste is sweet with a dash of milk chocolate & cold chocolate drink mixed with full dark malts, Belgian spices, sweet caramel, dark fruits & hint of fitting booziness in the finish, creamy malt & dash of milk chocolate body, not exactly what I imagined going by the name but quite nice actually

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6712) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
33cl Bottle from an EKO-shop. Clear reddish brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of plums, alcohol, dark fruits, caramel, hint of cocoa. Flavour is sweet, malty, dark fruits, plums, raisins, cocoa, strong alcohol, alcoholic bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Could do with a bit less alcohol. BdG?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, amber in color with fruity brown sugar aroma, slight bitter husky caramel flavors

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