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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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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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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.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
92 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.