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Sans Frontière - To Øl

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BA SCORE
87
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-17-2012 21:19:08 | More by Hellpop65
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Clonies720

Texas

4.56/5  rDev +16.9%

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.

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

Florida

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

01-02-2014 18:02:44 | More by mverity
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-24-2012 00:47:07 | More by valkyre65
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%

(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.

04-23-2013 16:50:24 | More by rhoadsrage
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-02-2012 21:29:48 | More by ste5venla
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-26-2012 20:49:27 | More by emilylee
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.9/5  rDev 0%

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.

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

Australia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-01-2014 15:14:21 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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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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guytyping

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2013 00:28:02 | More by guytyping
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metter98

New York

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

03-07-2013 02:42:19 | More by metter98
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

04-26-2014 07:25:45 | More by Rwalford74
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a slightly hazed orange-copper hue with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch bubbly off-white head. Excellent retention. Nice sticky lacing too that lasts and lasts and lasts... (4.5)
S: A nice balance of bright melon and peach notes, pine and spicy citrus hops, and funky brett. Spicy Belgian yeast comes through as well. (4)
T: Hmmm...this is actually quite a bit different than the aroma. Pepper with spicy hops and yeast up front. Citrus rind, mint, and earthy and funky brett. Bitter hops dominate over the sour note...giving this more time for the brett to emerge would be advised. (3.5)
M: Medium body. Prickly carbonation tingle. Dry and moderately bitter throughout. (3.5)
D: Definitely an interesting brew and easily drinkable. Decently complex, but would give this at least 6 months to allow the brett to impart a stronger presence. (4)

9/30/13
Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: See above. (4.5)
S: See above, perhaps less hops and Belgian yeast. (4)
T: Ah ha! Here we go...letting the brett work and allowing the hops to die down a bit did wonders for this brew. More in line with the aroma now. Peach and soft citrus notes, funky brett, melon, and still some spicy hops but much more balanced now. (4)
M: Medium body. Dry and semi-sweet. Very mild hop bitterness in the finish. (4)
D: Time in the cellar served this beer very well. Much more balanced now...and still extremely drinkable and refreshing. (4)

10-27-2012 04:38:39 | More by mwilbur
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

750ml bottle – thanks to Carlos for sharing this at the Freiburg- Copa flauta de Timmermans. Enjoyed on agt´12. Bright amber color. Foggy appearance. White froth creates an amazing copious & rocky crown. Moderate toasted malt aromas & sour notes from yeast. Crispy upfront made of flavors of toasted malts & hops in a synchronized dancing. Fruity palate. Light to medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Fruity-ripe apple- & slightly bitter hints in the middle followed by increasing resiny hops that linger into the finish. Refreshing & flavorful.

08-16-2012 22:39:41 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Taiwan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-04-2014 04:00:18 | More by comfygoodness
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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-30-2012 12:22:54 | More by abrodsky
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crob3888

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%

Bright golden amber in color, nice stiff, dense cap of white foam, good retention. Scent leads with notes of candy like sweetness backed with tropical and citrus fruit notes, lightly tart with some faint mustyness. Taste sweeter than nose dictated but works well with the fruit notes, the yeast makes it lightly tart and funky, but compliments the flavor rather than staring in it. Medium bodied, nice carbonation level. Overall i was pleased and impressed with this brew... something unique going on here.

11-28-2012 16:25:59 | More by rfgetz
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-30-2014 19:15:41 | More by RBorsato
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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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Sans Frontière from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.