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Lozen Boer - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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105 Ratings

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2005)
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Reviews by dogfooddog:
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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml, 50f. pours brownish-orange, large tan head follows in orval chalice. cork dated 10/05/09, cork made a very small pop upon removal.

nose is very malty, attractively so. hints of peppery butter come up, my first thought is that this smells somewhat like a belgian amber.

taste is malty as well, a bit bitter, with mild notes resembling buttery malt. after the first swallows it becomes a bit maltier and bitterer, and overall a decent but not spectacular drink. Aftertaste becomes somewhat sweeter, maybe fruity.

One for the 'try once' category, but I would not revisit this beyond that. As far as beers from this brewery that I have tried go, the flemish wild series (or the 3 I tried) were the most interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2006 03:22:38 | More by dogfooddog
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-17-2014 02:03:51 | More by afsdan
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1/5  rDev -72.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-29-2014 22:16:43 | More by FilumDee
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2.44/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Found this at one of my usual bottle shops and picked it up without hesitation based on a really pleasant experience with another beer from De Proef. Cellared for six months.

I've read that plastic corks are not harmful, so I didn't take that as a bad sign. Unusually long cork pulled free from the bottle with just the slightest pop, which I now know was not the result of carbonation. No best by date visible, even under close examination, although the cork had some coding.

Smell of sugar, slight bit of alcohol and dried fruit.

This beer was dead flat. Even with a forceful pour I could not raise a head. Very slight lacing that lingered the usual amount for a quad. Hazy tannish ruby through which light passed only when held up to it.

The taste was distinctive and pretty pleasant - sort of like fruitcake overall. The spice was not abrasive, yeast notes, dried fruit, sugar and occasional flashes of alcohol.

Mouthful was watery due to zero carbonation.

Overall - major disappointment. I can't say that I know what this beer is supposed to taste like. The cork (pork? for plastic cork) clearly made a good seal so I don't think it lost carbonation, I think secondary fermentation never happened. Bottom of the bottle had an unusually thick black layer of solids that mostly resisted swirling the last centiliter and did not have the expected taste of a yeast sediment.

De Proef's website portrays a company seriously dedicated to brewing, and the lineup of products is formidable especially given their intent to produce limited batches. I really liked Boerinneken and would pay a premium to get more of it, which makes this experience even more of a loss.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 00:56:33 | More by Tinfang
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-13-2013 02:39:03 | More by jaydoc
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

10-16-2013 22:47:19 | More by RBorsato
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-03-2013 02:13:58 | More by Daniellobo
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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice; no bottle dating and unknown cork coding. Pours moderately cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, apple, pear, plum, molasses, toast, dark candi sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, apple, plum, pear, molasses, toast, dark candi sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark and light fruits, molasses, toast, dark candi sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent quadrupel style. All around great balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 04:59:53 | More by superspak
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08-23-2013 16:57:57 | More by PeteRiz
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-12-2013 02:17:50 | More by JDavidRice
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4.26/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little perplexed by the lack of carbonation. Intentional or cork problem? I ventured ahead anyway.

Minimal head with small amount of carbonation present.

Dark brown in color.

Fruity but on the sour side.

Smooth in the mouth but agree more carbonation would improve overall.

FWIW, I had no point of reference for this beer and therefore low expectations but was pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 03:43:20 | More by deac83
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-07-2013 22:32:37 | More by dalepryor
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2.55/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

S: Served in a chalice from a 750ml bottle.

A: No foam, no lacing, no carbonation. The beer itself was dark brown in color.

S: Very boozey, chocolatey, and fruity.

T: Overwhelmingly alcoholic, which would have been fine if it has some sort of carbonation. Tasted like a thinned out chocolate with darker fruits infused.

M: Flat, a bit off - reminded me of a liquid candy bar.

O: I was really excited to try this, but it was certainly a letdown.

I was told by two people at the shop where it was bought that it was a good beer. When it was opened, I was already disappointed. No typical pop when opened - we then knew SOMETHING had to be wrong. I'm just thankful that my boyfriend doesn't mind flat beers...

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 21:50:06 | More by dieBlume
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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I likes me some quads and this one is a pretty good one. Some red wine tannins, some burnt sugar, some boozy cake. Something in this reminds me of marshmallow and bubblegum but only slightly. Mostly it's rich, dark ale goodness all around. I'll be happy to sit with beer for awhile and enjoy my evening.

Serving type: bottle

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3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Well shit looking at the latest reviews this beer is kind of crap. Ow well I at least only paid like 5 bucks for a 10% Quad bomber.

A - The cork is quite strange like made of some kind of rubber or plastic. Could this be what caused the off flavors and low carbonation people are reporting? Opening the bottle I get a very lively full inch of mocha colored head, fizzy from ABV but still sticks around for a bit. Beer itself is a very deep chestnut brown almost pitch black like a stout.

S - Strong alcoholic esters with some sugary malt and very little actual fruit. The booze is strong in this one.

T - Has a very weird herbal woody flavor that seems to be a mix of oak and stone fruit. Next the fruity yeast kicks in giving a sweet malt flavor and then mild sherry kind of boozy taste. Finish has a touch of hop bit and a warming character.

M - Medium to heavy, rather syrup like ABV shines in taste which is kind of offputting.

Overall a very boozy quad that has rather weird flavors than your typical fruity/low ABV lasting counterparts (ST Bearnard 12) Worth getting if you like boozy Belgium's.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 01:32:28 | More by DrDemento456
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Lozen Boer from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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