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

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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

279 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 279
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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RBorsato

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-06-2012 19:49:52 | More by RBorsato
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

09-25-2012 15:38:27 | More by Texasfan549
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

09-07-2012 03:35:20 | More by Elfastball7
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rtepiak

Poland

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a beer i thought i had had before... or at least remember it having a distinctly different more spicy qualities when fresh. an older bottle the yeast really take on an effect. pour is nice and lacy orange cloudiness. nose of orange blossom hopping, breadiness and yeastiness... camembert notes. plate is floral and orange sweet. clove hints and mineral dry. noble bittering. wonderful beer with a dynamic spicy, yeast and hop combination. one of a kind.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 23:33:23 | More by rtepiak
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy dark golden yellow to orange in color - similar to the color of apple cider. The beer has a quarter finger tall off-white head that reduces to an extremely thin film in a medium sized patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of malty sweetness - primary notes are those of toffee.

T: This beer has quite a bit of malty sweetness with both toffee and caramel notes present. Light spice notes contributed from the yeast and slight notes of brett.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Very malty for this style of beer but this is a very good and interesting beer to try... Very much a sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 12:20:11 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy brownish yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of toffee in the nose.
T: The taste has a bit of sweetness with flavors of caramel and toffee from the malts along with notes of spices from the hops and slight hints of sourness form the brettanomyces.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a hint of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is a lot maltier compared to other beers but this makes it very flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 20:13:57 | More by metter98
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-30-2012 02:35:59 | More by ms11781
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a stemmed Gulden Draak tulip: Murky burnt orange body under a finger of fluffy, dough-colored head with some floating sediment & lots of tight nucleation strands.

Smells of baked apple, a little baking spice, some pineapple, kind of a cakey bread. Actually, the closest comparison I can come to is the smell of Apple Newtons. Pretty nice.

Taste follows suit, leading with fruit (apple, white grape juice, pineapple), moving into an herbal & candy-ish flavor, like Ricola, rounding off with more baked, cakey character, & ushering in a moderate dry booze heat. The aftertaste is pretty dry but with the baking spice going on again, with just a touch of stoney, mineral, & funky that I get from brett a lot. Gains some citrus notes further in.

Medium-full-bodied, kind of chewy, you can roll it around on your tongue. The heat & growing attack from alcohol becomes a little formidable, but doesn't spoil the experience.

Some challenges, definitely a lot of recognizable qualities that ground it while pulling it a little in the direction of more experimental beers. Reminds me of a slightly mutated Unibroue Raftman, which I love.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 21:39:50 | More by OneDropSoup
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-28-2012 17:12:16 | More by halo913
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-28-2012 16:17:22 | More by enelson
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-03-2012 02:25:29 | More by mikepcarney
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-19-2012 14:36:18 | More by SalMineo
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber with an opaque center. Fair retention and a few polka dots of foam.

Smells unmistakably like banana bread. Banana bread with a mango twang. Tastes like it smells. Not overwhelmingly hoppy but a good amount of resin the body.

If I had to take a blind guess at the style I would have guessed a citrusy wit rather than a Brett infused Belgian pale.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 12:31:51 | More by donkeyrunner
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

03-02-2012 21:24:17 | More by theminutemen
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

02-19-2012 22:31:13 | More by jfcaa193
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adrian21

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-19-2012 18:43:37 | More by adrian21
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-14-2012 15:52:24 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

02-11-2012 11:00:19 | More by ygtbsm94
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)

Pours a cloudy peach color, decent bubbly head and retention. Aromas of bread, fruit, Belgian yeast, alcohol and brett traces.
In the taste, unripe apple, apricot, yeasty funk, mild wild, light citrus hops. Fairly sweet and shows some alcohol strength. Moderate earthy bitterness, and finishes bitter sweet. Medium body with a drying finish. Overall, a well made beer not lacking in character. I would consider this a Belgian Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 06:51:34 | More by Stinkypuss
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Chaney

District of Columbia

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

One of my wife's friends' husband gave this to me as a Christmas present. Wow!

This is presently #9 in the Belgian Strong Pale Ale category here on BA.

Corked and caged. The cork itself looked like it was made of a styrophome material. Weird...

Minor thud on the pop...

A: Not copper, note bronze, but a rather attractive gold color, majorly cloudy.... by the way, with a massive off-white head that clung to the glass and then some.

S: Lots of hops, fruit, and PEZ candy notes for sure. STRONG candy with a little bit of Belgian funk, but not too much.

T: OMG, what a cocophany of flavor here! I got sort of a gourmet BBQ sauce sort of aftertaste here, with lots of Belgian yeast bright candy sugar, and tons of colorful hops as well. Belgian + American brewing technique medley was definitely prevelant.

M: My glass looks like it just went through a used car wash, and my palate has been wrecked...jeez. Sugar/hop/belgian funk profile for sure, but the carbonation level was great in spite of all of this weirdness.

O: I wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was. Definitely more American than Belgian, but since I live in (and work for) the US of A, I can't complain...

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 04:35:25 | More by Chaney
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look awesome. Nice thick and dense head. Clear amber body. Head laces the glass. Aesthetically pleasing beer.Has a barnyard darker musky funk. Really unique but kind of strange. The taste I find to be much more approachable than the aroma. Solid maltiness, w/ what I believe is a tart wild yeast finish. Smooth , especially considering ABV. Bitterness is suiting. Body isn't bone dry as expected, still a touch of body left. I'm always down for some real sour; so I find this to be a bit mild. Highly drinkable beer. Quality, unique, and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 20:43:05 | More by mlazzaro
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

12-24-2011 07:58:09 | More by jophish17
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guild337

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-22-2011 02:13:38 | More by guild337
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-19-2011 17:23:32 | More by kjkinsey
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-01-2011 23:33:03 | More by uturn
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
92 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.