De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur) - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: It is a murky reddish brown color that poured a two finger off white head. It has some clarity when held up to a light and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Tart, apples, pears, grapes, funk, spices, caramel, toffee, bready, and vanilla.
Taste: The sweetness of the malts comes out first followed by slight tart and funky flavors with spices and other above mentioned flavors in the rear.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little dry, tingly bitterness, full bodied, sweet, tart, chewy, and medium carbonation.
Overall: This beer rocks. I think it is in a category of it's own. Solid stuff and will have to find more bottles of this collaboration beer.
07-27-2013 06:14:43 | More by Flounder57
3.99/5 rDev -2.7%
11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Muddy brown with bits of yeast floating around and a very thin head that disappears in a flash
S: Very malty, somewhat sweet (like simple syrup), a cheese note, a hint of strawberry/spice. Fairly complex, but not sure how well it all works together
T: As much as the A/S are perhaps a bit off, here it all comes together and quite nicely. Big malt flavors up front, and tastes like freshly dried grain. That's followed by some fruit esters which are immediately followed by a nice yeasty/cheesy note, then some additional grain/herbs and a nice finish
M: Light to medium-bodied, a pleasant carbonation & crispness
O: Don't judge a book by its cover. I was wondering where the overall BA score came from when I first poured/smelled this... one taste and it makes sense. Well made & a very pleasant beer to drink
06-16-2013 01:58:11 | More by ONUMello
4/5 rDev -2.4%
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/13/2010. No pop of the cork upon opening. Pours very hazy red-orange color with a small fairly dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, peach, orange, floral, caramel, honey, bread, light pepper, clove, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity brett notes with balanced hop and malt notes. Taste of pear, apple, grape, peach, orange, pineapple, floral, caramel, honey, bread, toffee, light pepper, clove, and yeast earthiness. Very slight fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, floral, caramel, honey, bread, toffee, clove, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity hop/yeast notes with well balance malt sweetness; with no cloying flavors present after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is actually quite good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong pale ale, despite lack of carbonation. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity and malty flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
05-17-2013 04:09:38 | More by superspak
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
91 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.