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De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur) - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

275 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%


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

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 07-25-2007)
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BrewMonkey

California

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber with huge amounts of rock solid head that recedes with tons of lacing, more like head stuck to the side of the glass. Aroma intially of fresh baked bread gives way to lots of fruit aromas, raisons, peach, sour cherry, watermelon.

Fruity sourness greats the palate, but is balanced by a starchy breadiness. Almost like drinking a fruitcake. Peppery spice up front with sour fruit at the back. Good levels of hop bitterness balance the sweetness with faint levels of grassiness, maybe a little pine. Very subtle nutty character. You can take a sip and the flavors sort of dance and change in your mouth after you swallow. Some floral notes also.

Very interesting and complex. First experience with Brett yeast in an ale and I'm definately intrigued. I hate sour ales, but there is an overall balance to this one that keeps it from being to sour for my taste. Good stuff.

High ABV keeps the drinkability down a tad, as does the overall complexity. The alcohol notes are just present enough to know its strong.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 22:41:01 | More by BrewMonkey
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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.

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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
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De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
92 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.