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Van Twee (w/ John Mallett) - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Van Twee (w/ John Mallett)Van Twee (w/ John Mallett)

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very good

161 Ratings

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: memyselfandi on 08-01-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 132
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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Ron's Market in Farmington, ME for $2.
Cellared for 6 months. Beer is 5 yrs old.

A: Poured into a Schlitz goblet. Dark brown, cola. Huge head that lingers. Lacing all the way down the glass.
S:Cherry, fig, other dark fruits.
T: Cherry juice! Great Brett funk.
M: Dry. Good carbonation. Not syrupy but a titch cloying. Really great fruit sloshed in with the Brett.

Overall, this beer is right in my wheelhouse. Good funk, aged nicely. Lots going on. Have another bottle. Will wait on that for awhile. I also couldn't pass up the $2 price. Ron's is sweet.

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good. Sweet dark ale

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown with a billowing tan head that continues to ooze up. Great retention.
S: Strong cherry presence, vinegar, roasted malt.
T: Cherries are a little more subdued than in the smell. Malt is smooth, more of a smokey roast character than chocolate. Grape, cherry, and just a bit of tartness peeks out before a rauch-like woody smoked flavor. Finish is bitter and drying. Complex and incohesive.
M: heavy attenuation/dryness you would expect from a fruited beer with Brett that has been aged. Body is medium-light with moderate carbonation.

This beer was a bit of a disappointment when fresh, and it really hasn’t improved. Not bad, but I’d put it in the pile with the rest of collaborations where the sum doesn’t equal the parts.

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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into sniffer, Phillip picked up for me at CBX, $16
A: pours a dark chocolate color, thin khaki foam head, some spotty lacing
S: incredible aroma, cherries, chocolate, grapes, slight Brett, Belgian candy sugar, fresh plums, hint of coffee.
M: medium syrupy body
T: cherry, tartness, chocolate, plum, banana from malt, Belgium candy sugar, barnyard funk from Brettanomyces, grape, dry sweet finish
O: complex and full of flavor, 5 stars in my book, this is a great sipper, would get another bottle to age.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark reddish brown (close to near black) in color. It poured with a short tan head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of chocolate malts and cherries in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of roasted malts and sourness. No bitterness is detectable.
M:It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a beer that is both very flavorful and drinkable. It is remiss cent of a light stout.

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Van Twee (w/ John Mallett) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
88 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.