De Proefbrouwerij Reviews




romolime
1.1
Bloemen Bier
Birra ultradolce, risulta subito stucchevole, è una birra difficile da finire
Monday, April 24, 2017

Inoven
3.7
Boerinneken
Flesje thuis gedronken. Geel, oranje-achtig licht troebel bier met stevig schuim. Kruidig, fruitig, tot snoepachtig aroma. Smaak is kruidig en bitterzoet. Nasmaak is bitter.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bontus
3.8
L’Arogante Blond
Bottle, 33cl. Not even very fresh. Pours copper coloured, firm head, frothy. Nice (EU) hoppy nose, clean hoparoma. No esters or yeast flavours. Clean good bitter with long finish. Very well done IPA.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

sebletitje
3.6
L’Arogante Stout-ish Edition
Bouteille 33cl, BB 29/11/2018. Brune foncée, col épais crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme au nez malté, finement grillé avec une belle pointe de chocolaté, rétro houblonné, finement fruité agrumes - chops? Palais est malté, chocolaté avec une pointe de grillé, touche réglisse en fin de bouche et un apport fin de fumé et petite note de café. Houblon - finement résineux ajoute un effet d’amertume qui complète bien le caractère malté de la bière.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

nutjes
3
Cuvee Leopold I - Bruin
33cl-fles van bij Drink Market Pynseel te De Panne. U: Helder hazelnootbruin met witte schuimkring. G: Chocolade, wat donker en gedroogd fruit. S: Zoet. Melkchocolade en donker fruit. Saaie dubbel. M: Medium body en medium carbonatie.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

nutjes
2.4
Cuvee Leopold I - Blond
33cl-fles van bij Drink Market Pynseel te De Panne. U: Helder goudblond-oranje met witte schuimkraag die helemaal wegvalt. G: Hooi, gist, lichte kruidige toets, wat oude honing en geoxideerd. Nodigt niet uit. S: Moutzoet. Gist, honing en karton. Zelfs een lichte alcoholtoets. Saai en geoxideerd! M: Medium body en medium carbonatie.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

zacgillbanks
3.4
Reinaert Grand Cru
Bottle from Rehills, Jesmond, Newcastle. Copper coloured with a thick white head of foam. It has a slightly sugary sweet dried fruit and red fruity flavour with caramel and candi sugary and toffee on the finish. Good.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Iznogud
3.4
Boerken
Bottle, 330 ml, courtesy of and shared with JFK10000. Murky brown, particles floating, off-white head. Lots of dried fruit, plums, yeasty, malty. Sweetish, some light sourness. Medium bodied.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

edgallow
3.6
De Proef Flemish Primitive
Pours a golden with a white head. The aroma is of sugars and fruity esters; there is an intense blend of tropical fruit. The taste is fruity and yeast. Later, this finish becomes more dry and bitter with a hint of grapefruit and hops. The taste also becomes more complex; a yeasty flavor takes over as well as hops that balance the sweet tone.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

chinchill
4
Lozen Boer Excellence
750 ml bottle with cork & cage seal. Poured with a hazy, dark mahogany body topped by a thin tan head that was surprisingly durable and capable of leaving sheets of lacing. This has a lightly sweet front end and a moderately bitter finish. Rich, complex flavor with hints of dried plums, dates, raisins, faint spices and dark bread. Full, smooth body with some alcohol heat.
Monday, April 17, 2017

JefVerstraete
3.9
L’Arogante Stout-ish Edition
Bottle from Geers. Black colour, brown foam. Nose of coffee, roasted malts, some tropical fruit (hoppiness). Bitter, roasty, full of taste. Very nice, easy drinkable. Nice stout!
Monday, April 17, 2017

Sircatis
4
Reinaert Grand Cru
Bue à Strasbourg avec les potes. Bière brune avec mousse beige. Nez d’alcool, de malt et de caramel. Goût sucré et alcoolisé. Petite touche de fruit noir. Bonne bière. Belle dégustation.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

SeniorZozo
3.4
Reinaert Grand Cru
@ Brussels, Belgium Beer Trip // 2016. december

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Piw
3.5
Bloemen Bier
330ml Flasche. Dunkelbraun mit Trübung und großer Schaumkrone. Sehr malzig und würzig. Honigaroma. Süßlich. Voller Körper.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

JDBaker11058
2.9
De Proef / Surly Long of Tooth
appearance: cola brown, cloudy with floaties, light tan head. aroma: leather, stone fruits, hint of melted chocolate, wet wood. taste: grainy, with some caramel and chocolate, slightly soured stone fruits, woody, earthy, vegetal note underneath. finish: slightly boozy, but alcohol reasonably well-hidden; lingering sweet yeasty notes. notes: This one just didn’t work for me. Weird vegetal, woody note. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Wim
3
Bas-Bieren Limerick
Together with Yves at his home hazy golden blond colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast hop aroma a spicy herby hops yeast sweet taste with a slight bitter finish
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tinaccio
3.7
Bloemen Bier
330 ml bottle at Pizzeria Da Stecca, Brendola (VI), Italy. Colour is dark golden/orange with a medium creamy clear head. Aroma is floral, yeasty and spicey. I can perceive also some honey. Also alcohol. Taste is fruity, mango, flowers, caramel and yeast. Medium carbonation, long sweet finish.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

rostetti
1.8
Iki Beer Yuzu
Bottle. Pours clear golden with small white head. Aroma and taste are very sweet. Green can be tasted here.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Jimbo2
2.7
L’Arogante Blond
Classic, Belgian blonde with some hops added. Not in any great way. Decent, but forgettable.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Yves
3.1
Bas-Bieren Limerick
Shared with wim at my home. Hazy blond colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Herby spiced aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped bitter bit alcoholic.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

kraddel
3.5
Kletskop
@ Wieze Beerfestival 2017. Pours unclear blonde. Rather small white head. Smell is weak, bit sweet. Taste is rather bitter, crisp. Rather intense for the ABV. OK
Saturday, April 8, 2017

kraddel
3.4
Lambinus Honingbier
@ Wieze Beerfestival 2017. Pours clear blonde. not much head. Smell is rather weak. Taste is full, bit bitter. Rather sweet. No recognizable honey taste to me.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

kraddel
3.6
Lesage Bruin
@ Wieze Beerfestival 2017. Pours rather clear amberbrown, caramelly. Smell is bit sweet. Earthy. Taste is fairly complex. Brown Sugar. OK
Saturday, April 8, 2017

kraddel
3.5
Lesage
@ Wieze Beerfestival 2017. Pours rather clear yellow. No real head. Smell is bit sweet. Fairly complex. Taste is fairly bitter, malty, bit hoppy. OK complexity, good MF and carbo
Saturday, April 8, 2017

kraddel
3.3
Orvélo Wijß
Sampled at Wieze 2017. Pours unclear yellow. Nearly no head. Smell is wheat, bit sweet. Taste is bit bitter. Rather one-dimentionnal. Bit spiced. Mild grainy notes. OK
Friday, April 7, 2017

Alengrin
3.4
Herbakkersbier
Commissioned by VVV Eeklo, the tourist office of the town of Eeklo in the Meetjesland region (the northwestern part of Eastern Flanders, bordering on the Ghent region in the south and the Waasland region in the east); seems to have been in existence for quite some years now but never encountered it until now, in a pub next to the church of Eeklo. Used to be a plain Belgian ’outdoors café’ blonde brewed elsewhere but it seems it has now, in its Proefbrouwerij embodiment, been upgraded to a tripel; in any case one of these countless commissioned regional Belgian beers that aspire at not much more than mere regional relevance. Thick, dense, regular, creamy, snow white, very stable head over a hazy peach blonde beer with khaki hue, glowing, with fierce sparkling piercing through. Aroma of peach, banana, white pepper, dried flowers, white bread, pineapple, unripe pear, ginger powder, baker’s yeast, grass, bitter honey, old dried wormwood. Fruity onset, mildly estery with impressions of banana and pear, sweetish with residual white candi sugar on top, initially very sharp, numbing, fizzy carbonation, vague sourishness in the background, bit sourdough-like. Caramelly malt sweetness in the middle, light phenolic spicy notes, some powdery yeast effects in the end including notable yeast bitterness, grassy and floral hop bitterness as well, cut short by a glow of ’jenever’-like, warming alcohol; the malt, banana ester and white candi sugar sweetness remain. Typical thirteen-in-a-dozen sweet tripel, one of so many, but reviewed by itself, a perfectly acceptable and enjoyable one, showing off the technical skills of the Proef. I had way worse than this in the classic Belgian tripel segment.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rubin77
3.2
Reinaert Grand Cru
F: big, tan, good retention. C: dark amber to brown with red hue against the light, hazy. A: malt, nutty, caramel, candy sugar, dried fruits, figs. T: malt, caramel, hint of fruity, banana, nutty, medium body, medium carbonation, I expected more but not bad, 0,33l bottle from Carrefour market – St. Michel @ Etterbeek, Brussels.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

ForlornHope
3.6
Lesage Bruin
Bottle at home. Pours deep red-brown, clear and with an off-white head and lacing. Malty nose with some spicyness and earthy hop. Sweet start with good balancing bitterness. Crisp malt with fruit and nut. Well-carbonated, dry and a little bit tart at the finish. Nice to have a bruin that avoids sweet gloopiness and lets the malt character through.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Aminatchime
2.3
Lokereire
Geproefd @ RBBWG 2017. Kleur is donker en helder geel met witte schuimkraag. Geur is floraal, bitter en licht chemisch. Smaak is bitter en droog op het einde.
Friday, March 31, 2017

Iznogud
3.3
Gandavum Dry Hopping
On tap at Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant, Gent. Pours hazy golden, medium white head. Fruity, citrus, apricot, sweetish, bitterness in finish. Soft carbonation. Medium bodied.
Monday, March 27, 2017

tcon25
3.9
De Proefbrouwerij Sour Barrel #3
Draft pour at Brouwer’s 12th anniversary. Crisp golden pour thin head, oak brett aroma. Flavor is mostly a barrel oak almost like a white wine.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

19Oracolo78
3.4
St. Gregory
Birra dal colore marrone. Schiuma beige, fine e persistente. All’ olfatto sentori di malto tostato e caramello. Al palato mediamente corposa con note che ripropongono quello già manifestatosi all’olfatto. Una birra bevibile dal sapore un po’ metallico e vagamente alcolico che può un infastidire. Tutto sommato abbastanza beverina...
Friday, March 24, 2017

il_vosa
2.3
Iki Beer Yuzu
All’olfatto non da un odore particolare, solo assaggiandola si percepiscono sentori erbacei ed un lieve retrogusto di thè. Birra senza carattere.
Monday, March 20, 2017

musehead
2.5
Iki Beer Yuzu
Birra sicuramente particolare, che fa una cattiva impressione all’inizio dato che odora di lagerona industriale. Dopo un po’ di ossigenazione migliora nettamente e rende meglio non freddissima. Solo guadagnando qualche grado, infatti, fa sentire il sapore di tè verde che dovrebbe caratterizzarla. Molto beverina e semplice, non male.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Wim
3.2
Gageleer Superior Dark
At home Kristof and valerie brown colored body with an off white head with a caramel malt hops fruity aroma a hops malt sweet spicy slightly bitter caramel taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Rasmus40
3.8
L’Arogante Stout-ish Edition
Bottle @ Trollekelder, Gent. Black with a big light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Has the hoppy bitterness of a Black IPA, but would be even better with some aroma hops. 170317
Friday, March 17, 2017

Rasmus40
3.6
Gandavum Dry Hopping
Tap @ Waterhuis aan de Bierkant. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, orange and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. The best of their house beers. 170317
Friday, March 17, 2017

JohnGalt1
3.3
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
Bottle from the COOP.. easy to see the Trillium influence.. Clear bright golden yellow... bunches of tropical fruity hoppiness... dry grainy with hints of lemon zest... very nice. All 3.75s
Thursday, March 16, 2017

JefVerstraete
3.8
Cru Roodbruin
Bottle shared with tderoeck. Many thanks! Dark brown/red colour, beige foam. Tart and vinous aroma with nose of red fruit, balsamic vinegar. Rather dry. Nice!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

tderoeck
2.4
Lokereire
25/II/17 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG (Beerlovers Bar, Antwerpen) - BB: 2/II/18 (2017-252) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange to blond beer, small creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very yeasty, lots of banana, sweet, band-aid, almonds, bit chemical. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very yeasty, sweet touch, very chemical. Aftertaste: bit spicy, chemical bitterness, dry, quite some coriander, bit sourish, infected? Not impressed.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

voyageurmike
4
De Proefbrouwerij / Left Hand Wekken Sour
Bomber from Wegman’s, poured into tulip glass. Dark brown with sour cherry and dark fruit aroma. Raisin and chocolate taste, with malt and alcohol finish.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

angel77
3.1
Iki Beer Yuzu
Botella 33 cl VIII cata ratebeer Astuias en Cimmeria 12..03..2017. (r347). Fcpref y lote en chapa ilegibles.Color amarillento dorado tostado con poca espuma blanca. Sabores suaves algo herbaceos y ligeramente dulces con toques finales algo afrutados naranjas melocotones lichees. Cuerpo ligero algo fino y aguado. Normal refrescante.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

angel77
3.2
Iki Beer Ginger
Botella 33 cl VIII cata ratebeer astuias en Cimmeria 12..03..2017. (r88). Fcpref y lote en chapa ilegibles. Color amarillento velado con espuma blanca. Sabores suaves a jengibre y algo herbaceos y especiados. Cuerpo ligero líquido, algo fino y fácil de beber. Buena.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

19Oracolo78
2.9
Iki Beer Yuzu
Birra dal colore giallo dorato. Schiuma un po’ grossolana e moderatamente persistente. All’ olfatto sentori di agrumi e malto. Al palato corpo leggero, con note di malto, erba, agrumi e tè verde. Nel finale amara ed erbacea. Birra un’ po’ piatta, senza carattere. Per quanto mi riguarda sembrava una lager da GDO.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

corkyrory66
5
Barse Cuvée
Belgian strong de la brasserie (bierfirma) Valocco de Beerse, à l’est d’Anvers, qui existe depuis septembre 2006, mais brassée chez de Proef à Lochristi, près de Gand. Je suppose qu’un brasseur qui va si loin pour brasser a quelque chose d’intéressant à faire … Niveau abv de 10 %, un niveau bien belge .. Mon exemplaire était assez vieux, et ne présentait plus de date lisible ... Couleur marron très foncé, à l’opacité forte. Mousse beige, crémeuse, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de fruits mûrs, cannelle, écorce de chêne, pointe de porto vieux. 1ère bouche veloutée, au très bel ensemble fruits mûrs/épices douces/malt grillé. Arrière-bouche de belle quad. 2ème avec une grande douceur de la texture, très beaux fruits mûrs. Arrière-bouche longue, savoureuse. 3ème à la très belle évolution, avec un côté liquoreux qui s’installe. Arrière-bouche avec une pointe de café à la chicorée. Longueur très équilibrée, harmonieuse, douce, avec de superbes fruits mûrs. Jambes fines, huileuses, longues. Levure douce, fine, un rien vineuse, belle ligne. Alcool très progressif, il soutient massivement (mais sans lourdeur) les saveurs. Finale qui se déguste calmos, et à toutes petites gorgées ... CONCLUSION : je suis bien surpris par cette bière, qui vient en même temps à sa façon fêter ma 300ème "belgian strong" … Il suffit de la laisser vieillir, et cette "cuvée" peut entrer à son aise dans la catégorie des quad .. ce qui est quand même plus valorisant, et plus poétique … Bravo Valocco ...
Monday, March 13, 2017

bewyder
2.3
Iki Beer Yuzu
Jaune claire voilée, légère amertume et légère douceur, notes agrumes, accompagnée d’une légère fraîcheur en bouche, qui plaît moyennement. Sans plus. Bouteille 33cl achetée en grande surface, Champs-sur-Marne, France, bue le 03/03/2017.
Monday, March 13, 2017

rikstar
3.6
Lousberg
0,33l fles bij de vooruit. Goudgeel met een witte kraag. Citrus fruit met graanzoetje en kamille. Bittertje in de afdronk. Zeker geen straf om te drinken
Sunday, March 12, 2017

rikstar
3.1
Gandavum Dry Hopping
goudgeel met een witte kraag. Sinaasappel schil en verder heel moutig, dry hopping merk je weinig van.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

fombe89
2.6
Iki Beer Ginger
Botella @VIII Cata Ratebeer 12/03/2017. Color amarillo espuma blanca, aromas especiados ,sabor dulce notas herbales , cuerpo medio.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

fombe89
2.1
Iki Beer Yuzu
Botella @VIII Cata Ratebeer 12/03/2017. Color amarillo pajizo, aromas bastante especiados seguido de cereal, sabor muy dulce, cuerpo denso.
Sunday, March 12, 2017