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RATINGS: 484   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 Belgium’s 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, you’ll 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 you’re on a pilgrimage to Brussels you’ll drop by the Empire Club and let us know whether you prefer Green or Orange....

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3.8
joet (2606) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Light golden color frothy white foam. Tangy very acidic. Lemony. Not salty. Delicious but probably more interesting with balance.

4.1
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Hazed creamy orange pour with cramy white head and lace. Tart funk and bready. Super tart with brett and breadiness. Medium body with good carbonation. RBWG2012

4.1
b3shine (8864) - 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
mathieuc (3987) - Québec, 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
Marheb (5749) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Merci à mathieuc pour la bouteille et tom10101 pour l’occasion. Elle s’assoit sur une belle colonne acétique, des notes herbales, des fruits mures (principalement poires et pommes) et une sauvagerie terreuse. Le liquide est franchement élégant avec une effervescence plus qu’adéquate. Elle semble avoir merveilleusement vieillie, superbe bouteille pour lancer une dégustation.

4.1
czar (9059) - Québec, 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
tom10101 (6082) - 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, it’s still as good if not better than Cable Car. It’s probably the American Lambic that reminds me the most of a Belgian Lambic, which is very interesting. It’s most certainly past is prime, but it’s still a world class sour. Very complex. Nice funkiness. Very good!

4.6
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
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
BelgianBeerGal (4066) - 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.


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