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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
AKA Belle Proximus, a collaborative effort between Tomme Arthur, Vinnie Cilurzo, Lorenzo Dabove, Rob Tod, Adam Avery and Sam Calagione.

In March of 2006 five guys-Adam Avery, Vinnie Cilurzo, Rob Todd, Tomme Arthur accompanied Sam Calagione and Lorenzo Dabove The Prince of Pajottenland through a tour a tour of Belgiums finiest Gueze producers. Many of the mysteries of Lambic production were answered along the way. They vowed to return to the states to brew a sour beer celebrating their experiences. In November of 2006 the reunited at Port Brewing to brew Isabelle Proximus.

In this bottle, youll find the answers to many of the questions that were first posed along their journey near the river Senne. However, like the mysteries of lambic beers, there remains one lingering question that was left unresolved. we hope like us, the next time youre on a pilgrimage to Brussels youll drop by the Empire Club and let us know whether you prefer Green or Orange....

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (8373) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2013
750 ml bottle to half-pint glass (HUGE thanks to The BeerSommelier). Looks good; a slightly cloudy orange. Smells and tastes good too; tart , and oaky with a nice, dry mouthfeel. Great stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (3594) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Quite glad to have been able to sample this huge whale! Thanks to all those involved! Pours a clear golden with no head and thus no lacing. Aroma is fruity (the yellow kind), acetic and feeling overall vinous. Tasting confirms the nose: apricots, light vinegar, good acidity. No residual sugar. Lightly carbonated and light, really fun to drink. I think this one held up pretty well overall and would have liked to be able to compare with a fresher sample.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5300) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Merci mathieuc pour la bouteille et tom10101 pour loccasion. Elle sassoit sur une belle colonne actique, des notes herbales, des fruits mures (principalement poires et pommes) et une sauvagerie terreuse. Le liquide est franchement lgant avec une effervescence plus quadquate. Elle semble avoir merveilleusement vieillie, superbe bouteille pour lancer une dgustation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (8336) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
bottle from cparles and shared by mathieuc, many thanks dudes. pours unclear very light golden, no head nor lacing. pears, white wine, bit of acteic but also a complex array of acidic components, cheese, dust, celery, pepper. light and appreciable acidity. average to moderate carbonation - surprisingly ok, light body, grassy finish. a very nice geuze-like product, not so much akin with other american counterparts aiming for the same goal, more or less. much enjoyed!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5694) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). From cparles and shared by mathieuc, thanks to both of you guys! Clear bright golden with light white head and little to no lacing. Aroma is pretty much lambic-like with a lot of funk and fruits (pineapples, lemon, citrus, pear), acetic notes and light earthy notes. Taste is moderately acetic (not over the top like some other american sours), lot of lambic funk, fruits, light sweetness and light earthy notes. Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Even with 5+ years on it, its still as good if not better than Cable Car. Its probably the American Lambic that reminds me the most of a Belgian Lambic, which is very interesting. Its most certainly past is prime, but its still a world class sour. Very complex. Nice funkiness. Very good!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gmph22 (6) - - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
Among the best sours ever. Had it at the end of a very long beef tasting session when I was already drunk. Thanks to the fake redhead who provided. Incredible sour. Balanced and complex. Fruity with everything else. Nothing more to say.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Amazing beer! Thanks to barrel fest 3013!! Aroma citrus and clean sour. Taste amazing! But can't discuss as end of amazing beer night after amazing beers. One of the smoothest, balanced sour I've ever had! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgianBeerGal (3934) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle bought back in 2009 and now enjoyed for our 10th anniversary. Well chosen. This is obviously a phenomenal sour beer and worthy of the Belgian style. The most impressive thing to me was that the tart punch never transitioned into an acetic or even acidic bite; not even as it warmed to room temperature. Very impressive.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
I was fortunate enough to consume this three, possibly four times. Two of those I owe thanks to Mr. Himelstein, and one of those to someone who brought a bottle to a tasting years back (Tom??). As this has plenty of rave reviews touching on notes already, Im just going to put my $.02 in by saying this: If you can find one of these still lying around, no matter what the cost, buy it. You will see why its ranked the #1 Collaborative Brew. Beyond that its just one of those going down in beer history brews! Excellent!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CesarLpez (10) - - AUG 21, 2013
De color dorado y espuma blanca poco densa, aroma acido y con trazas de vino blanco o champan. En boca es agradable no es acida tan como esperaba, es mas maltosa que otras sours, con un agradable final.


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