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Sans Frontière - To Øl

Sans FrontièreSans Frontière

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87
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 7.95%


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Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Heaven knows no frontiers, and I've seen heaven in yours eyes" : Sans Frontiere - a dry belgian ale at 7% packed with european hops fermented with belgian yeast and brett.

Ingredients: Water, Barley Malt, Hops, Rock Candy, yeast and brettanomyces.
ABV: 7% Content: 750 ml

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

(Beer added by: bark on 06-08-2012)
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into a goblet. Seems like a good choice of glassware, since there's a serious amount of foam that does not quit. This would have overflowed a tulip. The head settled to about half of its original height, then just sat there. If I swirl it around, it looks like a milkshake on top. The beer itself has a lot of ruby color.

It's very subtle on the nose, with mostly tropical fruit. Smells like a pineapple upside-down cake. On the tongue, it has a nice maltiness that never becomes sticky. It's very clean. Well, aside from the beer mustache. That head is still going! While drinking this beer, I had to unexpectedly leave to run an errand, and upon returning an hour later, there was still at least 1/4" of head.

Overall, this was quite enjoyable. I wouldn't hesitate to drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 02:53:09 | More by DaveAnderson
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mverity

Florida

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle share at Proof. Pours a hazy orangey gold. Good amount of whitish head and a good collar as well. Aroma is of toasty malt, some citrusy hops and really bready. Taste follows almost exactly, a touch more of the hop character than the nose. Low carbonation and medium body. Good brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 18:02:44 | More by mverity
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-29-2013 19:09:18 | More by tom10101
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750ml into a snifter. The brew pours a murky clouded amber brown color. It looks very similar to fresh pressed cider.

The aroma is quite fruity with a significant malt backing like caramel/toffee. Some alcohol comes forward with a hint of yeast and tropical aspect before getting slightly grassy.

Taste is sweet with malt that blends into some fruity yeast and alcohol tasting of pear and apples with a little warmth and grassy to herbal hop component. The finish is a little medicinal.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. I dont really know what to make of this beer. It is malty yet boozy, yeasty yet fruity and bitter. It is quite a hodgepodge. Not bad, it has no flaws that leap from the glass and insult you. It is just sadly boring, uneventful and not memorable. After drinking it, i still have no clue what sorta classificiation you would even try to put this in. "Belgian IPA" it is not.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 19:55:43 | More by stakem
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-15-2013 17:56:04 | More by kjkinsey
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

one heck of an interesting brew, the third (I think) in the series with first and final frontiers, both exceptional. this one has brettanomyces in it, giving it a nice farmy funk and slight acidity. the pour is deep red, darker than the others for sure, an almost apple red, with muted brown notes, and a tall airy permanent pure white head like a dense spider web. the nose is bretty, not sour or way out farmy, but a touch of vinegar acid and over the classic Belgian yeast complexion. a diverse but subtle hop profile, bitter and with shades of preserved lemons and a dried berry sweetness emerging from the grains and yeast together. very exotic tasting, unique to me, the brett has done some hard work here, turning sweetness into tartness and funky brightness. impressive depth of flavors, but I would like to see this have more time to develop, the brett is really onto something, but I feel like its too fresh to have really evolved. some age on this would be fun to try. good bubbles, lots of them, prickly, but also soft and foaming on the palate. medium body, more malt backbone than is usual in the Belgian ipa style. a good fusion of the elements, yet another enjoyable and interesting beer from tool.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 12:44:26 | More by StonedTrippin
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trebbates

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-27-2013 03:09:05 | More by trebbates
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2013 20:46:39 | More by kaelingirl
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2013 18:50:45 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Liquoric3

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2013 14:44:27 | More by Liquoric3
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reverbking

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-01-2013 22:54:52 | More by reverbking
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sneaks2210

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-24-2013 12:33:13 | More by sneaks2210
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-23-2013 14:07:06 | More by Kirk
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-01-2013 04:23:34 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-23-2013 21:43:11 | More by ystazi
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a big finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, Belgian yeast, coriander, orange and lemon zest, tart green fruits, funk.

T - Sweet caramel and grainy malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, Belgian yeast, coriander, funk, tart green fruits, some bitterness, orange and lemon zest.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, funky, and bitter finish.

D - Nice tart and funky IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 07:42:15 | More by ngeunit1
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber with a large head.
Nose shows herbal hops, grassy hints, soft funk, bready malt, confectionery.
Heavier flavours, quite malty with bready and biscuity notes alongside some fruitcake and herbal and spicy hops.
Too much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 13:48:28 | More by CrazyDavros
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-11-2013 19:34:42 | More by Mattias
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f4zZ3

Sweden

4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

At bottle from SB

A: Looking real nice with nice white foam and some lacing. Dark golden in color.
S: Smells lika a good farmhouse ale. Really strong white wine notes, some fruity note. Nice overall smell. Some cat litterbox smell as well, really bretty-smell I guess
T: Really hoppy with bretty tastes, a bit sour and some more white wine flavours. Not really an IPA as supposed but really good.
M: A crisp feel, wine notes that stays on the tongue. A good IPA-bitterness and that lingering white wine-feel. Really Nice.
O: Overall a nice Belgian IPA: Loads of white wine flavours and bitterness. High drinkability!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 23:52:39 | More by f4zZ3
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-24-2013 03:30:00 | More by Sammy
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a murky caramel body with a sticky bubbly beige head that is supported by strands of microbubbles that trail up the glass.

S- The bright blend of hops herbalness and brett tartness has a fresh natural sweettarts aroma that takes on a floral finish. It is hard to stop sniffing this beer and start drinking it.

T- The green floral hops have a bright brett flavor that takes on a pleasant soapy quality with an earthy flavor to follow. That delicious pithy grapefruit brett flavor lingers after each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz in the finish that compliments the brett character nicely.

O- This beer is bright and well balanced with hops and brett flavor that starts to grow into a nice musty funky quality and less grapefruit pith as it opens.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2013 16:50:24 | More by rhoadsrage
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear medium copper in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some light orange + amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a pillowy thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus hops (with orange standing out and a slightly lighter presence of grapefruit) with lighter notes of Belgian yeast spices.

T: Moderate flavors of pale and caramel malts with just a touch of sweetness that is followed by the Belgian yeast spiciness. There are moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit/orange and herbal hops that impart a light amount of bitterness that fades fairly quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp but dry in the finish.

O: There is a pleasant amount of complexity to the smell and flavor of this beer and it is very enjoyable. Great pairing with a spicy lamb chili.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 18:15:25 | More by dbrauneis
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Clonies720

Texas

4.56/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance: Pours a golden orangish tint. Rocky off-white head.

Aroma: Subtle hints of lemon and lemongrass and light aromas of funk. I can't get anything else because my nose is stopped up.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Very Earthy, wet, leathery, and a hint of tobacco. Starts and ends very dry with a spicy, hoppy kick at the finish. High, prickly carbonation that gives it a very crisp and clean mouthfeel.

Overall: Holy Magikarp! This is one of the finest beers I've ever had. I want more of this. This beer is re-fermented with Brett, which I don't get much taste-wise, but there's some in the aroma for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 22:18:53 | More by Clonies720
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crob3888

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-23-2013 05:30:36 | More by crob3888
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metter98

New York

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear light amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high light beige head that has very good retention properties and took a long time to die down and also left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular along with some hints of grapefruit and herbs.
T: The taste is similar to the smell in that it has flavors of citrusy and herbal hops but there are also flavors of caramel malts, hints of Belgian yeast, a light amount of bitterness and faint bits of sourness from the brettanomyces.
M: It feels medium-bodied, dry and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting beer of which the taste gains some complexities in flavors as it warms up. There is a good balance between the malts and hops that also makes it easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 02:42:19 | More by metter98
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Sans Frontière from To Øl
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