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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BA SCORE
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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 25
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Patrick999 on 09-06-2008)
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Photo of DovaliHops
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of Snellgg5
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Photo of gdkersey
4.15/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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.

B

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ElGallo
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of MaineMike
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of uturn
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of UnknownKoger
5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Retsinis
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of osusullins
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of porkinator
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Photo of BeerImmediately
3.03/5  rDev -27%
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).

Photo of impending
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-

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.
delicious
cheers
jd

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.15/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

AGED REVIEW

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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Photo of MasterSki
2.17/5  rDev -47.7%
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.

De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale (w/Jason Perkins) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
92 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.