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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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4.6
skoisirius (1909) - 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, I’m 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 it’s ranked the #1 Collaborative Brew. Beyond that it’s just one of those ’going down in beer history’ brews! Excellent!

4.5
CesarLópez (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.

4.6
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2013
and..... bam, Izzy was shared my Cory! Again, thanks so much!!! A complex lactic tartness that is sublime, the tart cherries and other flavors in here are fantastic, I love it!

4.1
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Got a slug of a glass brought to me by my new best friend from that other site :) Slightly cloudy pale straw color with lots of funky tangerine on the nose. Bright acidity, clean punch of tart apple, apricot, funky dust and horse blanket notes. Really good based on my gulp... will reassess when someone decides to send me a bottle for my dome !

4.1
SudsMcDuff (8389) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
750ml bottle .. . Pours a deep yellow .. . mild head, lacing is solid .. . quite a fruity sour, sourness is balanced .. . clean mouthfeel .. . an upbeat beer, has held up well, but thinking this must have been more sour when first released. .. thanks to Rick for sharing this!! .. . .

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5
thebitterendaz (35) - Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Poured into north coast brewing snifter and shared with my wife stephanie and ratebeer legend daknole. An American wild ale that could pass for true Belgian gueuze - it has the Belgian Barnyard nose usually lacking in most American sours. Nice refreshing sour flavor that lingers well. An absolute treat to drink.

4.4
kraddel (7871) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
traded with bill, thnx dude ! yellow, hazy, no foam, no scent. not much carbo sour, with a very complex, wooden twist. very dry, sour. very nice , complex, good moutfeel !

3.6
tderoeck (9491) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2013
22/IV/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2013-375) Thanks to Bobochamp (and thus to Kraddel as well) for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy orange beer, no head. Aroma: sour, funky, sweet ripe tangerines, orange peel, some overripe fruits, banana peel, little chemical touch, dusty, wood, hint of almonds. MF: soft to no carbon, medium body. Taste: almonds at first, very sour, lemony, green apples, woody, bitter, earthy touch. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, wood, apple skin, bit nutty, sourness burning your throat, orange peel, bit spicy, earthy, typical bretta flavours in the end. Maybe a bit too sour to maintain drinkability. Very refreshing though.

3.8
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
75cl, as Isabelle Proximus, retired exclusive American collab. brew, thx alot to kraddel for bringing this over!, very complex sour brew, woody/sour and slightly fruity, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, ’This beer aged very well, yet doesn’t deserve all the hype’

3.9
pushkinwow (2783) - Ottawa, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 750ml bottle. Clear golden with no head and lots of sediment in the bottle. Acidic, some chardonnay, oak, hints of citrus, sour, only slightly off balance. Moderate carbonation, acidic, bit lot vinegar, becomes dry, hint of lactose, little sweet at the end and then becomes intensely sour. Very happy to have tried this.


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