De Proefbrouwerij Reviews




tderoeck
2.7
Gageleer Superior Dark
22/XI/16 - 33cl bottle @ HoReCa Expo (Gent) - BB: n/a (2016-1363) Thanks to kraddel and Erwin for sharing today’s beers!

Clear amber beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, sugary, lot of overripe banana, some dried fruits, caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: sweet start, pretty spicy, some liquorish, bitter, herbal. Aftertaste: spices, malty, more spices, bitter finish.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

dnstone
3.7
De Proef Flemish Primitive
"Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Surly Bird)". Poured a clearish golden color with white head. Some light funk and hop character. Notes: On tap at Aces & Ales (Nellis), Winter Beer Fest, Jan ’17
Monday, January 16, 2017

Grumbo
2.2
Iki Beer Yuzu
Bottle, uk import, source not noted, historic rating. Poured a hazy mid yellow colour with an average sized white head. Aroma is citrus hoppy, malty, and quite fruity. Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation. Not keen.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

anders37
2.3
Iki Beer Yuzu
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy green tea and yuzu aroma. Fruity malty spicy yuzu green tea flavor. Has a fruity spicy green tea yuzu finish.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

bluejacket74
4.1
De Proefbrouwerij / Hair of the Dog Flanders Fred
750 ml caged and corked bottle, 2016 vintage (Limited Re-Release). Served in a MadTree Teku, the beer pours a hazy burnt orange color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around for a while. There’s also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like apricot, lemon, funk, red berries, and sweet spiciness. Taste is similar to the aroma, there’s lemon, green apple, tart berries, funk, grainy malt, oak, mineral and some caramel flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and is well carbonated. It’s also easy enough to drink. I thought this was a good enjoyable wild ale, I missed it the first time it was released but glad I was able to pick up a bottle this time around. Definitely worth a try! $14.99 a bottle.
Friday, January 13, 2017

kaserov
3.3
Ronsischen Dubbel
Color marrón oscuro, opaco, con capa de espuma marrón claro de dos dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación media tirando a baja. Aroma a alcohol, dark fruits, ciruela, dátiles, caramelo. Sabor que sigue al aroma, dulce, con muchas dark fruits presentes y caramelo (o azúcar de algún tipo). Final que amaga con ser amargo pero no llega a tanto. Buena Dubbel.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

skortila
3.2
De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale 2008 Special Vintage Reserve
Old note. The aroma has some honey, earth, some funk. Bit hazy, golden coloured beer with a medium, white head. The taste is slightly sour, has some wheaty tones, bit funk, honey, light citrus. Relative light bodied for its ABV. Nice.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

gyhallmanti
3.8
Santa Top Red Version PSD
33cp bottle at home. Pours a pitchblack colour with a big creamy brown head which slowly recedes to a thick layer on top which lingers for a fair amount of time. Aroma of candy sugar, dark malts, caramel, toffee, mocca, chocolate, orange zest, spices. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a soft dry and warming finish. Notes of alcohol, caramel, dark malts, chocolate, coffee, spices, dried fruits, nuts. Texture is thick, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation
Sunday, January 8, 2017

kermis
3.2
Barse Cuvée
Bottle shared with Deanso. Dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, malt, toffee and dough. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

deanso
3.3
Barse Cuvée
33cl bottle shared with Kermis. Thin creamy beige head. Clear deep amber pour. A decent brew.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

corkyrory66
5
Gouden Pier Kloeffe
Blonde de 8,1 % abv, qui est davantage pour moi une triple qu’une belgian strong. La recette originale vient des pêcheurs de La Panne, et elle est donc faite chez de Proef, par les brasseurs de Slaapmutske. Donc elle pourrait tout aussi bien figurer au nom de ces brasseurs ... Mon exemplaire était à 18 jours avant date. Couleur doré soutenu, légèrement ambré, à la clarté nette. Bulles très fines, par milliers, partout, très vives, un vrai sapin de Noël. Mousse blanc cassé, très crémeuse, avec des cratères en haut, stable à 7 mm. Superbe. Arômes de miel, candi, malt cara, houblon fin, pointe de cognac. 1ère bouche veloutée, à la très belle entame malt/houblon/vin blanc moelleux. Arrière-bouche à la fois très maltée et à l’amertume précise. 2ème aux superbes impressions sur du chêne liège et poivre gris. Arrière-bouche avec des nuances de porto blanc. 3ème avec des notes de whisky 20 ans et de pain d’épices. Arrière-bouche de cake à l’armagnac. Longueur avec une grande ampleur, et un beau développement des nuances. Jambes fines, serrées, groupées. Levure fine, un peu vineuse, belle ligne. Alcool très correct, il contrôle le tout avec adresse et vigueur. Finale avec des notes de cognac. CONCLUSION : très belle surprise que cette bière, qui vient donc rejoindre à mon palmarès la très belle Jan van Oudenaarde de chez Slaapmutske .. juste récompense pour ces brasseurs. Que dit le Pier ?? Vaaf... (5).
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Calisky
2.9
Bloemen Bier
Couleur jaune légèrement ambrée, bonne mousse. Nez sucré, assez floral. Gout sucré, mielleux floral, pate de fruits jaune. Bon corps. Fin douce. C’est pas mauvais, voir une bière très bien aromatisée, mais c’est juste pas mon style et trop monodimensionnel. du village de la bière strasbourg
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

RRistow12
4.1
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
Tasted from bottle. Pours a murky pale yellow with thick rocky white head. Aroma is very citrusy. Huge lemon with some orange. Taste has a nice mild sour tart with light sweet balance. Flavors of lemon, orange, coriander, mango, sour funk and spices. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, January 2, 2017

Benzai
1.9
Gageleer Superior Dark
Sampled @ KBF 2016, Essen. Reddish color, medium to full sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, herbs, spices. Not my thing at all. Yuk.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jabah
3.8
De Proefbrouwerij Hibernate American Wheat Ale
This is how an American Wheat Ale should taste.....but it’s brewed in Belgium. They really do it right over there. Has a medium to dark yellow-goldish appearance. Great balance with decent amount of hops to take the edge off the wheat. Has near-IPA characteristics in both flavor and feel. Actually more like a hoppy/wheaty pale ale. Brother-in-law brought this and an IPA from De Proef over from Denmark. Thanks bro!
Sunday, January 1, 2017

teorn88
3.2
La Roche Imperial Blanche
75cl corked and caged bottle shared at George pub. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel and yeast. Taste is also yeasty sweet and malty, more caramel and toffee notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, was not expecting much from this style so this didn’t let me down
Saturday, December 31, 2016

NordicV
2.4
La Grande Blanche
Flaska 75cl. Flaskan har nog släppt in syre eller någonting. Ölen var brun och nästan utan skum. Doften var främst russin. Kändes tämligen tunn också.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

DijkBier
3.6
L’Arogante Blond
Bottle service n cafe in Gent. Nice aroma of floral and fruity hops, but delicate; malts, citrus. Taste is accordingly, light to moderate hippy bitterness. Nice beer, between a blond and IPA.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Ruprecht_007
3.6
Santa Top Red Version PSD
Barva: černá jka noc. Pěna bohatá. Vůně: fantastická - pražená káva s pomerančovou stopou. Chuť: výrazná chuť praženého sladu a kávy a hořké čokolády. Kardamon lehce na pozadí. Hořkost příjemná. Dlouhý sladový dozvuk. Alkohol mistrně ukrytý, respektive příjemně lehce vystupující, což km vánočnímu speciálu tak nějak patří.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Kingi
3.6
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
Some notes tuhat bring sourness in to mind but otherwise saison beer. A nice easy drinking beer thats good but nothing aika, amazing. Profile of taste was a bit off the usual saison
Monday, December 26, 2016

zoucrew102
4
De Proefbrouwerij / Hair of the Dog Flanders Fred
750ml corked bottle, 2016 vintage. Lemony aroma with notes of pine, Brett funk and green apple. Pours dark golden colored with one finger of white head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with lemony citrus flavor with notes of pine and sweet tropical fruit. Finishes smooth and dry with tart green apple and spicy Brett funk. Very nice.
Friday, December 23, 2016

OldMrCrow
3.6
De Proefbrouwerij / Allagash Les Deux Brasseurs
Bottle.

Maybe about 8 years old now? Forgot about this one at the back of the cellar. Opens with a small puff and pours without much head; carbonation is weak by now. More my fault than the beer’s, I suppose. Darker pour than I expected, orange-tan. Nose is muscat and sherry, some wood. Vanilla. Hints of balsamic. The flavor at this age is really different from almost anything else I’ve had. Elements recall well-aged English barleywines for their sherry character, but this is a wholly separate beast. Big malt body, molasses bread. Tons of apple, plenty of dried plum and raisin. Alcohol seems pretty prominent for only 8.5% and 8 years of age. At first I was a bit surprised and taken aback, but as I get further and further into the bottle I’m coming to appreciate this as a rare and strange treat.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

hednom
3.6
Braven Apostel Tripel
Bottle 33 cl, pours a golden colour with a white head, fruity aroma, Sweet taste with a gentle bitterness.
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Svartvit
2.7
Flodder
Bottle shared at deanso’s. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, with a white head. Belgian yeast, sweet malts, dough, grainy, coriander, citrusy fruits. Medium sweet, light bitter. Light body, low carbonation.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

deanso
3
Flodder
33cl bottle shared with Kermis. Medium creamy white head. Cloudy light amber pour. Ok
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

kermis
2.8
Flodder
Bottle shared with and courtesy of an on-heat platypus on an Artic Den Haag winter’s eve. Cloudy golden with an off white head. Aroma of herbs, urinal cakes and light fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

77ships
2.6
Gageleer Superior Dark
[Thank you for sharing!][330 ml. bottle sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival 2016] Dark brown amber, tanned head. Nose is sweet gravy, stock, extremely big on kitchen spices, sugar, herbs. Body is thin chemical, bread, medicinal, excessive kitchen spices, thin plastic, sugar, pain, stale bread. Body is thin & chemical. Unpleasant, clear step down from the regular one for me.
Monday, December 19, 2016

kermis
3.1
Gageleer Superior Dark
Bottle sampled at Essen Christmas Beer Festival ’16. Hazy brown with a small cream head. Aroma of big herbal notes, caramel, spice, malt and overripe dark fruits. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Monday, December 19, 2016

PiwnyMarek
3.1
Iki Beer Yuzu
Nawet fajne piwo. Herbata i owoce w aromacie, fajny wygląd i orzeźwiający smak.
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Jow
3.7
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
Bottle late night watching an odd Australian flick. Fine dirty gold looking beer. Nose is fruity with some mineral notes. Tastes of apricot, mango, grassy, vitamins, aspirin, minerals. Sweet fruity palate. Hint of spice on finish. Bit too fruity for my taste but still good.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

k0mpsa
3.7
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
Bottle. Hazy light golden color, white head. Nice aroma has belgian yeast notes, peach, hoppy notes and stables notes. Balanced body, stables notes, peach, some hops. Pretty good.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

yespr
3.4
Gageleer Superior Dark
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown to deep orange, hazzlenut brown, with a small tan head. Aroma is toffee and solid hoppy. Toasted, caramelish and toasted malty. Dry and bitter. Toasted malty dry finish.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Ysok02
3.7
Gandavum Dry Hopping
Une belle bière houblonnée, de soif, équilibrée et harmonieuse, idéale pour commencer la soirée.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Salmaneser
2.4
Lokereire
33 cl bottle @ home. Clear light golden colour, white foam that disappears immediately after pouring. Very sweet aroma, dominated by orange peels. Taste is likewise, with a slight bitter hint.
Monday, December 12, 2016

toby540
3.3
Reinaert Tripel
bread, roasty, orange, hazy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation,
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Zilb
3.6
Reinaert Grand Cru
Bue 10 mois avant DLC. Bière ambree/rouge trouble avec fin col de mousse à bonne tenue. Carbo importante. Arôme de cerise/prunes et pointe d’acidité au nez dans le style des bières sures. Alcool également dans un second temps. Final acide mais pas trop, cerise et légère amertume, très douce. On sent bien l’alcool. Pas mal et originale.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

50belair
3.8
De Proefbrouwerij Signature Ale
On tap at the Specialty Beer Store. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Clove, spice, banana bouquet. Really sweet with Belgian Candy highlights. Syrupy with banana and clove.
Monday, December 5, 2016

Lore
4.1
L’Arogante Blond
hazy golden colour, larhe off-white head; aroma of tropical fruits, bread, some biscuity, malty, as well as floral notes, some earth and wine cellar; taste of overripe sweet tropical fruits, hints of honey, Belgian yeast, biscuity notes and hints of apricot; I like it
Sunday, December 4, 2016

suprchunk
3.7
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale
Slight chill haze to a straw color. Sizable white head. Lacing. Big citrusy aroma of grapefruit and lemon. Slight Brett note. Taste is lemon, yeast, slight twang. Finishes dry and bitter.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

superspak
4.2
Zoetzuur Flemish Reserve Ale
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy reddish orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart cherry, cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, lemon, lime, pear, apple, plum, red grape, fruit skin, hay, straw, grass, oak, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light pepper/leathery funk, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy/funky yeast, cherry juice, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart cherry, cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, lemon, lime, pear, apple, plum, red grape, fruit skin, hay, straw, grass, oak, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light pepper/leathery funk, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light fruity/acidic tartness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, berry, lemon, lime, pear, apple, plum, red grape, fruit skin, hay, straw, grass, oak, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/funky yeast, cherry juice, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from tart/tannic notes, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, fairly acidic/tannic, and slightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 7%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited Flanders red ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/funky yeast, cherry juice, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidic/tannic flavors. Very complex on the Brett flavors, with lighter underlying lacto presence. A highly enjoyable offering.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

ben4321
3.6
De Proef / Surly Long of Tooth
Draft at Cooper’s. Pours a murky reddish-brown. Fig, raisin and oak. Some yeast, a bit if vanilla. Molasses and brown sugar. Smooth, with a bit of heat on the mouth.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

kraddel
3.5
Gageleer Superior Dark
Pours dark, clear copper brown. Big white head. Smell is sweet, liquorice, spiced.Taste is sweet, mildly bitter, sharp, full. Caramel , very mild coffee.
Friday, December 2, 2016

minutemat
3.7
Cuvee Leopold I - Bruin
330ml bottle @ Esquina Del Sol, De Panne, Belgium. Pours deep brown, off-white head. Aroma is soft dubbel yeast, dark fruits. Taste continues with quite a nice dubbel character, plenty of yeast, stewed dark fruits, caramel with light earthy malts. Decent dubbel.
Thursday, December 1, 2016

rami_pl
3.6
Reinaert Grand Cru
Rami Rami is drinking a Reinaert Grand Cru by De Proefbrouwerij at Konstruktorska Business Center Susz, cynamon, karmel, kandyzowane owoce, gozdziki, ciut ziolowosci... Niemalo ciala, lekko slodkawe, dosc ciezkie, lekko mdle... OK-
Thursday, December 1, 2016

tricksta_p
3.3
Boerinneken
Bottle from Kisjes Slijterijen, Meppel. Aroma is peppery yeast, bready pale malt, fruity and spicy notes, citrus, mild sugary, bit floral and perfumed. Flavour is about medium sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied, alcohol is well-hidden. Sweet and spicy peppery fruity Belgian strong ale, good stuff.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

onceblind
4.3
De Proefbrouwerij / Hair of the Dog Flanders Fred
Hazy deep golden under a thin foamy white top. Lovely bright aroma of pine and lemon and sour funk and barleywine-esque malts. Smooth and gently sour flavor that’s a little lemony, tropical, gentle sourness, gentle apricot and a gentle nutty English malt. Really smooth and damn tasty and too complex for me to break down into words.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

tderoeck
3.5
Cru Speciaal Blond
30/IX/16 - 50cl bottle @ opening of the Cru fresh market in Ghent - BB: 9/II/17 (2016-1195) Thanks to Martijn and Xavier for the detailed comments, samples and private tour of the market!

Clear dark blond beer, small creamy off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: new world hops first, guessing some Amarillo maybe? Mango and pineapples notes, then sweeter stuff, some ripe banana, spicy notes, coriander and grains. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty fruity, some tropical fruits, pineapple and some citrus, lightly sweet, bit of banana. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, malty, some caramel, yeast touch, bit bready, dry spicy touch, coriander?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

tderoeck
3.8
Cru Pils
30/IX/16 - on tap @ opening of the Cru fresh market in Ghent - BB: n/a (2016-1194) Thanks to Martijn and Xavier for the detailed comments, samples and private tour of the market!

Clear blond beer, big solid creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, grains, cow fodder, little fruity touch. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very malty, grains, lively bitterness, pretty fruity notes, pears, some banana. Aftertaste: very dry, bitter, soft yeast touch, fruity ntoes, peaches, some banana, very bitter almost grassy finish. Lovely pilsener! Hope the bottled version is as good!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Syfher
3.3
Reinaert Grand Cru
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass ; from the fridge. Good brown beer, with aroma, taste and palate of chocolate. Refreshing and warming at the same time.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

JefVerstraete
3.4
Gentse Graaf Gouden Tripel
Bottle from LDW, Eke. Hazy golden colour, white foam. Nose of banana, citrus, coriander. Rather sweet. Lively carbonation. Not bad.
Monday, November 28, 2016