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

Not Rated.
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

280 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 280
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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sfoley333

Brazil

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from corked caged 750ml bottle from The Port's bottle shop back in September of last year. Have tried many times before both in bottles and on tap at Lost abbey and at the port but never reviewed until now. First of all I have to say I like this beer better in the bottle than on tap even though its a great beer no matter the source, Second with a year age on it the Brett has developed mor and some of the hops have faded but help balance it out more like a BSPA. Poured into Duvel Snifter a Hazy Golden Orange color with a white head about a finger thick with good lacing. Smell is a light brett funk, spice, sweet candi sugar amd mellow citrus scents. Taste is sweet malt mixed with lemon zest, light grass flavors, atouch of spice and phenolic compounds. Mouthfeel is light body with an active but light carbonation. This mixed with its great balance of flavors and the fact that its abv is well hidden make this not only a great drinking beer but a world class effort by two great brewers.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 08:07:54 | More by sfoley333
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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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De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
92 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.