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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4333) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
S&B 2012. Pours hazy golden with small rim of off white bubbles. Aroma is dry sour acidy stable cellar wet blanket. Flavor is very nice; not too tart lingering sourness with touch of fruits barrel harshness and some bitterness at the back. Finishes sour tart and bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
On tap at Sour and Bitter: Hazy yellow with a dense white head. Classic aroma, Brett, barnyard, vinegar, some rubber. Extremly sour but with a fat malty base distinguising it from belgian Sours. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2012
100 ml pour out of a bottle at Sour and Bitter 2012. Clear gold pour, completely flat, no head. Pretty cidery aroma, lots of funk, very acidic aroma, a bit of pear. Very sour, the sourness almost gives an impression of carbonation. Super dry palate, very light carbonation (almost flat). A light fruity taste subsists, but this beer has almost completely dried out. I have a feeling its getting a little old. Still very good, but not a super complex multi layered sour anymore.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11655) - Sborg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
Bottled. Yellow coloured. Quite unclear. NOt much head. ARoma of sourness, tart, citrus, some funk and caramel. Flavour of sourness, some brett, tart, leather and horseblanket. Quite full bodied. Ends on a tart and sourish note. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
Sour & Bitter 2012, Copenhagen. Yellowredish/orange hazy beer. Citrus, a bit rubber some hay aroma and flavour. Nice sour beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle pour at Copenhagen Sour & Bitter festival 2012. Cloudy caramel colour with a small pale head. Aroma is lemon, vinegar, caramel, pear, funk. Good balanced sourness, with a touch of sweet on the finish. Taste is lemon, cider vinegar, sour apple.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
Sample @ the Sour & Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours very hazy golden, almost milky golden, with a very small white head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace. Smell is slightly sweet and sour with ripe grapes, raisins, lemon juice, plums, hay, horse blanket and funk. Taste is sour with green grapes, grape zest, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, hay, plums, horse blanket, leather and sweat. Mouthfeel is tart, slightly mouthpuckering, dry and medium bodied. Finish is sour with hay, plums, grapes and lemon zest. Very nice!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle pour at the Sour&Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours an unclear orange with a white head. Smells pleasantly funky, with horse blanket, cream... my vocabulary is insufficient. Tastes sour, mildly rubbery, sweet, bitter, salty. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Amazing beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
Sour and bitter 2012. Murky golden, no head. Sourish rubber aroma, fruity, citrus, hay, grass. Huge sour flavor, still fruity, citrus, grapes, hay, rubber, grass. Long very dry sour finish. Very nice balance.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 Amazing sour. A - pours hazy orange apple juice with some white head, that dissipates quickly. S - funky sour lemon and lactic notes up front. Notes of chardonnay Hints of oak, peaches, and honey. M - medium bodied. Nice rounded out lambic like sour. Lingering drier funky sour. T -nice rich earthy funky notes up front, tart lemon and lactic acid. Notes of chardonnay and sugar. Hints of oak, lemon, and honey. O - easily one of the best sours Ive ever had. Beautifully rich. Simple and subtle. Rich full palate sour beer. 9


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