Saison Imperiale - Belgian Farmhouse Ale - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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4.34/5 rDev +13.9%
corked caged 750ml bottle
Some of the other reviews stated no brett. My bottle was a little dusty so maybe the brett came out more. Well the type of brett.
Color much darker than I expected. Dark amber.
Nose was malty. Very malty, but I got some cherry pie normal for a type of brett. Not the horse sweat brett at all.
Taste.. well it was a surprise. More hops than I thought for that cherry pie nose. A slightly bitter bite. Not to abnormal for saison though. No flavor or aroma from the hops.
I got some small amounts of sour from the brett. It made me think this beer was made to age and mix with a sour.
Mouth feel. Well like I said It made me think this beer was made to age and mix with a sour.
Over all. I was nice to get the cherry pie brett nose and sourness. It would be a good beer to brew to mix with a lacto and pedie ale to make a good flanders red, brown or the type. Enjoyed the beer very much. Great buy if you like malt and cherry pie.
08-11-2013 00:08:20 | More by spower
4.11/5 rDev +7.9%
750mL into a Hennepin glass. Pours a clear amber w/ a 1-finger head that leaves behind some fine lace. Moderate carbonation.
Aroma is spicy, earthy, and floral. Some wet hay. Typical Belgian saison character.
Taste is a little more complex than the nose. A blend of pale and sweet caramel malts, along with some spice and fruit. More floral notes; warm, bready yeast. No hint of alcohol.
Mouthfeel is smooth and slick, very drinkable. Crisp clean finish.
Overall a really nice saison from De Proef. There are more traditional versions of the style, but this one gives it a unique twist.
03-14-2013 00:53:55 | More by draheim
Saison Imperiale - Belgian Farmhouse Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
86 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.