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De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale (w/Jason Perkins) - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale (w/Jason Perkins)De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale (w/Jason Perkins)

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Reviews: 140
Hads: 177
Avg: 4.15
pDev: 14.22%
Wants: 27
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Patrick999 on 09-06-2008

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Photo of pat61
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From tasting notes. 750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A: Hazy copper gold with a very sudsy, persistent and lacy off-white foam collar.
S: Perfumey, funky, over ripe fruit, light malts and a variety of pitted and tropical fruits. T: Starts rich and malty immediately followed by fruit from ripe to over ripe, passion fruit and a hint of guava. A dash of horehound in the middle and traces of some other spices. Slight lemony tartness.
M: Has the creamy soft Brett texture with fine soft bubbles and medium body.
O: A nice showcase for Brett flavors and textures.

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Photo of DrBier
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 750ml bottle Vintage 2008 into 12oz Tulip Glass.

Poured with a 1/2" head that was tight and stayed around, still having a thin head halfway through. Very nice moderate lacing.

Color was deep golden with mild effervescence and a very clean appearance.

Nose was straight up funk with mild apple undertones.

Taste was not as funky as first smell but still nice barnyard base with dried apple, soft leather and mild tobacco flavors. A touch sweet but still maintained some hop bitterness at finish.

Very nice, rich(for this style) mouthfeel that finished fairly dry.

As the beer warmed to nearly room temperature funk grew more prominent in the flavor and it began to take on slight sour aroma and taste in the finish.

This beer aged beautifully, getting better with each vintage, sorry to say this was my last 08. A real pleasure.

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Photo of Boto
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle: This one pours a fairly opaque amber color. There was about no head on mine, nor any lacing. Nice nose: bring on da funk! Nice whiff of sour fruits, along with some spices. Earthy notes too. The taste is quite good. Sour fruits dominate the flavor. Some bitterness trying to come up through. Hint of breadiness. A nice beer!

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Photo of superspak
2.48/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; best before 4/21/2012 date on the cork. No pop upon releasing the cork, flat beer. Pours a very hazy reddish orange color with no head. A minimal lace cap does eventually show up that lingers; with minimal glass lacing. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, grape, wood, leather, clove, cardboard, toast, and yeast earthiness. Unimpressive aromas with decent balance and complexity; moderate oxidation makes this a bit unpleasant. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, grape, golden raisin, toast, brown sugar, leather, light wood, cardboard, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, leather, brown sugar, cardboard, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Decent flavor balance and complexity; with moderate oxidation flavors and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Nearly zero carbonation and medium bodied; with a slick and creamy mouthfeel that is decent. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a poor Belgian golden ale due to the oxidation and lack of carbonation. Decent complexity and balance of flavors; but the oxidation makes it unpleasant. I had to drain pour this one, not enjoyable.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy, golden orange color with a very large, fluffy white head that takes quite a long time to go down. Scent is spicy at first with some delightful peppery notes. Some tart green apples and white grapes with some pear and tropical fruits. A light hoppy aroma with some earthy notes and fresh cut grass. A lot going on in the aroma and a good amount of bretty funkiness...very inviting. Taste is initially brett-like barnyard spiciness. Immediately followed by pears and green apples Pepper with some Belgian yeast and tart apple flavors. Some floral hoppiness with a nice crisp, fruity finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry and refreshing. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a great beer with huge potential. I wish I had another bottle of this to age, but at the same time I do not regret drinking it now. Very tasty beer.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, dry yeast and a small tartness of white grapes. In the taste, a small tart fruitiness of red grapes and a small yeasty dryness. A small sour bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry grape and small alcohol like aftertaste. A nice fruit presence with a small sourness, yet expecting it to be a bit more sour.

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Photo of gdkersey
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle, left out for 15 minutes to warm up a bit from the fridge temp

A - muddled golden-amber with no head, minimal lacing. not sure if it's a cabronation issue, brett, malt, etc. swirls of yeast/sediment throughout the bottle

S - warm fruit, strawberries...an intense berry-fruit aroma. some grassy hops, mild tobacco

T - again, strawberries, tobacco comes through much stronger in the taste. very interesting brett twang; not so much the typical "barnyard" taste, much more fruity. finishes pretty dry. there is a lot going on here - really complex and lots of different flavors I've not had in a beer before

M - carbonation seems a bit on the low side for a Belgian ale; maybe this is why it wasn't the prettiest when pouring out. Not very dry except on the finish; the wheat does it's job of fluffing up the body.

Really cool beer. Definitely pushes the limits and is a beer that I've never tasted anything similar to. Don't know how much it goes for (it was a gift), but I would recommend as a bottle to share among people who like brett/funky beers.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for Allagash night at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a light tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spices, and some sour/tart fruit aromas. Taste is very similar but there is an alcohol kick that I was not expecting at the end of each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but this one smells better than it tastes.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml brown glass bottle with hood-and-wire cap over a cork served into an EKU 28 snifter in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes.

Expectations are rather high given the brewers. I've yet to have a bad beer from Allagash, but I do fear that De Proef may be a bit too clinical for its own good.

Paired with gloucester cheese and rye triscuit crackers. Best before date: 03/11/2012. (It's unclear if this is March 11th or November 3rd).

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a transparent yellow-gold. No yeast particles are visible. Appears adequately carbonated.

Sm: Pear, pineapple, yeast, and light hops. A mild strength aroma.

T: Light spice over a clean malted barley foundation, with a handful of unobtrusive hops and subtle pear and pineapple hints. No alcohol comes through. The yeast is pleasant but subtle, lending the flavour the few spices it contains. Some lactic notes are present but very understated. The bretts barely come through at all - to my chagrin. The pear is delightful but not overdone. Overall, it's a balanced subtle flavour. Refreshing and enjoyable, in spite of its above average ABV - which doesn't come through hardly at all.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a touch of coarseness on the climax to coax out the flavour. Not too thick nor too thin.

Dr/Ov: Very drinkable, especially for the above average ABV. A lovely golden ale. I'd have it again.


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Photo of osusullins
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, hazy brown with thick tan head.

Nose is funky and fruity with some floral undertones.

Taste is pretty darn good. Pear, apple and subtle pineapple up front. Balanced out by graham cracker/bread crumb flavors. Finishes with some spicy hops.

Very unique and good beer.

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Photo of porkinator
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a beautiful Orange color with a thick white foam head. Delicous lacing.

S - Light citrus on the nose with the Brett.

T - Citrus. Aftertaste is "plasticy." Slightly tart, perfect tartness IMO.

M - Very thick. Low carbonation.

O - I think it was bad to have this follow a blend of Belgian style ales from Sutter Buttes. Regardless, this beer is very good, but as someone else has already stated, not worth the $ paid for.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
3.08/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml into Duvel tulip at about 45 degrees.

Pours with a fairly rocky off-white head, with plenty of carbonation flowing up through the deep orange body. Good lacing.

Very sweet, bready, and fruity aroma - like a fruit pastry in the morning. Yeasty, but not in a stale or funky way. Touch of plastic.

Comes across somewhat tangy on the palate. Mouthfeel seems a bit thin for the style and ABV, and seems to be lacking carbonation or bite. Fairly highly hopped, just outside of a Belgian IPA. Mostly tropical fruits (pineapple rhind), but also some citrus and even cranberry tartness in the finish. As it warms, there's a lot of band-aid in both the aroma and flavor. Pretty unique mixture overall, but not my favorite.

Overall, this is a decent beer, but nowhere near the value for the price (mine was $22).

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Photo of impending
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


750ml into a tulip. Pours a dull hazy caramel, off white dense head recedes slow, excellent lacing.

Delicious aroma but the brett is minor. Yeasty sweet light skinned fruits.

Taste is apricot, citrus and yeast. The brett is present but unfortunately far too buried given the expectation from the description on the bottle. Nicely dry in the finish. Zero sour. The aftertaste is of mellow bitters. Light to bodied smooth mouthfeel. Warms well.

My initial reaction was to give this a punishing score due to being sold on the brett which wasn't delivered in any great measure but upon reflection this is their vision and it is finely balanced. But on the other hand, the reviews vary tremendously - some got what I as expecting.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.23/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2


This one has been in the basement since 2008...let's see how well it has held up. (Short version : It didn't.)

The moment I release the cork I am greeted with a strong aroma of grape skins and wild-ale sour pineapple notes. The smell intensifies as I pour into my tulip glass. There are some sediment chunks but it is manageable. Color is golden with an orange tinge around the edges and a white two finger head that pulls back to half a finger of stable froth in the surface, mild lacing left behind.

After a light swirl, I detect some swelling band-aid aroma under the pineapple and start to worry. After taking my first sip, I pour the rest of my bottle down the drain with great sadness. It was filled with so much band-aids, plastic, and medicinal flavor as to be almost undrinkable. From the time that I had it in my mouth, the body was medium thickness but really quite flat and unpleasantly drying...

Either I have had an infected bottle, or a cellaring failure.

I have another De Proef collaboration (with a different brewer than this one) bottle in the basement from 2008 that I am now quite worried about...I shall have to make bringing it up and tasting it a higher priority.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured into a small snifter (9oz. perhaps?), a hazy, golden orange color. Filled to the brim of the glass, so not much in the way of a head, other than an ultra thin layer of tiny white bubbles. Very subdued aroma; I got just about nothing at all, other than a touch of perfume. Delightful taste, very light, yet with a substantial medium body. Fruity: orange blossom, grapes, melon, pear, caramel, balanced with yeasty spice and a touch of grassiness. Surprisingly refreshing and drinkable. Alcohol almost unnoticeable.

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Photo of MasterSki
2.22/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle picked up by d0b in early 2009. Served in a Struise cervoise.

A - Removing the cork doesn't even yield the slightest pop. A hard pour generates a dime of white foam that settles to a thin collar, some wisps, and a few spots of lace. Body looks like some sort of juice puree - apricot perhaps, but darker. This isn't pale at all!

S - Smells somewhat oxidized. There's some caramel malt and vague medicinal and pineapple brett character, along with some earthy notes.

T - Taste is a mixture of cardboard and burnt wood, with a slightly medicinal brett finish. There's a bit of leather and earth in there too. Not totally undrinkable, but not good at all.

M - Extremely low carbonation, dry finish, medium body, tannic and gritty texture, light residual stickiness. Some warming alcohol in the finish.

D - Terrible. I'm guessing this is an off bottle, as a Belgian Golden Ale with brett should hold up better than this. I'm also guessing the synthetic cork didn't get the job done, as most of the reviews reference ample carbonation and completely different flavor profiles. 95% of this went down the drain.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at jose pistola's in philly

Pours a hazed golden color, filmy retention, curtains of lacing, thin head.

Plenty of fruit and funk in the nose, pear and apple with brett tartness, grainy malt.

Slightly bitter up front with floral hops and a bit of a spicy note. Fruits are prevalent with pear and apple, sweeter than I expected. Tart brett, a little funky, not exactly sour. Grainy cracker like malt and dryness. Finishes with fruit and dry hoppiness.

Medium body, higher carbonation, dry and lingering on the tongue. Pretty tasty beer but not exactly what I was expecting, and definitely more fruit sweetness than sour brett.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed, glorious bright golden hue, gorgeous, lacy white head. Very promising.

Aroma: A little spice, a little fruit, with a twist of funk. Rather quiet, beyond that.

Tasting it: wild and funky at first crazy texture, dry and spicy, lean bodied, tasty fruit character, peach and citrus fruit, a little honey. Extra-ordinarily well-integrated, beautiful balance, soft, slightly sweet, terrifically drinkable. Brett plays a minor role in this one, gives just a little tickle.

Altogether, a delicious, complex, and very rewarding brew. Twist of this, twist of that, add that up to mmmm.

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Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

serving on tap

A-pours a hazed sunset golden amber color with a minimal haed but excellent fresh retention in the collar

S- was banana,clove ,fresh fruit,yeast,spices with some funk

T- follows nose lots of fruit with spice a nice funky finish backed up with some hops

M- medium carbonation with a tart fruit taste

O- very enjoyable easy to drink vert tasty offering

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Bruery Provisions,

A: Pours a dark goldenrod with a medium white head, somewhat fizzy, but with good retention and lace.

S: Pungent nose of pineapple, lemon, and leather.

T: Pineapple, pear and assorted citrus form the main flavour, but more yeast oriented than a hop flavour. Definite Brett note in the finish which was intriguing.

M: Medium to full-bodied, but easy on the palate, crisp, smooth.

O: This is a really good beer. Rich, full-flavoured, very tasty.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by: 03/11/14

A: Pours a slightly cloudy straw yellow with a massive 3-finger head that leaves great lacing

S: Definite belgian yeast with a slight funk. Yeast leaves notes of banana, pear, apple, and other fruits including some lemon zest

T: Same as the smell, with a nice sour finish. Not mouth puckering, but definitely good. The sourness found in some strains of brett certainly doesn't overpower the beer, and lets the fruits shine. Alcohol is hidden well, but also lends a slightly peppery taste that compliments the fruitiness of the yeast

M: Light bodied with fairly low carbonation as well

D/O: This is definitely a great BSPA and one that I would go back to if it was regularly released and wasn't $17 for a bottle. Aside from those two aspects, it's extremely drinkable and tasty. Great collaboration!

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big Thanks to Draught2012 for providing this beer to a recent beer tasting. Jimmy is a great guy..

Wasn't sure what to expect here, so I went in with a totally open mind. Happy to report that this beer grew on me as I drank it and in the end I really enjoyed it.

Fluffy white head forms atop the beer and stays for quite a while. There is a dull haze to the beer which is a light gold/straw color with some amber tones. Not much in the way of lace.

Aroma sharp at first. Wow, this signals a sour beer to come. As often happens the flavor is not as assertive as the aroma leads you to believe. Light stone fruit and subtle wood in the aroma as well. Certainly a musty quality to the aroma.

There is quite a bit going on in the flavor here. At a beer event last summer we heard Rob Todd speak about wood aging. He handed out a flavor wheel at this talk that I've kept and found very helpful. As soon as I tasted this beer I thought of the wheel and one of the flavor components listed. Pencil shavings, yes Pencil shavings. Slightly different than cedar, but definitely this was it. Also lots of fruit with Apple, apricot. Also a menthol quality to the flavor.

Slightly dry, aggressive carbonation, fairly refreshing.

A complex beer and one to explore all the different components.

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Photo of timtim
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

golden with a white head that leaves some pretty lace. nose is citrus, spice, fruit and a touch of bretty funk. taste is like a slightly peppery blonde with lots of fruity esters and spicy phenols. not bad. not awesome. similar to confluence with a little less funk and a touch of chalkiness in the finish. medium body with zippy carbonation. good beer. not mind-blowing.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap tonight at Galaxy Hut in Arlinton, VA. Poured into a pint glass.

a = Pours a hazy orange color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bananas, oranges, spices, yeast, light brett or funk, and fruity malts.

t - Tastes of bananas, spices, yeast, citrus, and fruity malts. No brett like in the smell, but still good.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy. Nice body.

d - A very nice Belgian ale. I really liked the smell and the body was great. Would certainly have again.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

lLong and complex brett Belgium ale, almost with geuze-like touches of vinegar. Pleasing and worthy.

Presentation: 750 ml rubber corked bottle. Simple front label design based on the typography and noting background name of the brew, description, and signature of the collaborating brewmasters: Dirk Naudts from De Proef B rouwerij, and Jason Perkins from Allagash brewing. Back label includes a lengthy narrative going over the history, intent, and characteristics of the brew. Lacks a clear best by date (delicate print on the plastic cork note 24/5/12). Notes Alc. by Vol. (8.5%) Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy deep amber pour, short head, minimal retention not that there is much to retain. Fair memory ring with minimal lacing.

S - Funky barnyard, assertive, with a sour note. Some citric and generic fruity notes.

T - Funky, sour, caramel, touches of vinegar, woven with a bretty sense. Notes of barnyard over some sugary and tart fruit.

M - Medium to Medium-full body with quite low carbonation. Actually it works pretty well, with a strange smoothness as the complex and sour notes open up.

D - Hmm, if one digs how the brett strains work here and provide that sour undercurrent this is rather enticing.

Notes: Hmmm, maybe not the favorite from De Proef's collaborations but sure enough it is quite memorable.

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De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale (w/Jason Perkins) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
92 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.