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Broederlijke Liefde (w/ Brian O'Reilly) - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

Broederlijke Liefde (w/ Brian O'Reilly)Broederlijke Liefde (w/ Brian O'Reilly)

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BA SCORE
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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.49%


Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brian O’Reilly of Sly Fox Brewing Company joins Dirk Naudts to create the fifth brew in the De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration series. This year’s collaboration celebrates the great brewing cultures of both Philadelphia and Gent.

Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love) is a slightly higher gravity interpretation of the saison style. It is fermented with two yeasts – a classic saison yeast as well as brettanomyces from an original gravity of 1066 (16.5 plato). These yeasts yield a dry and slightly spicy ale with a strong hint of farmhouse character that will continue to develop with age. The use of Target and Styrian Golding hops at 37 IBUs add floral aromatics and a balancing bitterness.

Broederlijke Liefde if the official Belgian collaboration ale of Philly Beer Week 2011. If you can’t join us in Philadelphia for our annual celebration in June please enjoy this creation in your own celebration of the international brewing community.

(Beer added by: rfgetz on 06-10-2011)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, earth, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earthy bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a very nice Brett presence in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 17:08:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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draheim

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a Hennepin glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange w/ a fluffy white head that leaves behind some great patchy lace and a nice layer of sea foam sustained by lively carbonation.

Aroma is nicely vinous and funky. Clean pale malt fermented by wild yeast gives it a fruity, citrusy quality. Inviting.

Taste is tart, sharp and clean. Bright and mildly acidic without going over the top. Vinous, grassy, citrusy. Good balance.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, very refreshing. Medium-bodied, semi-dry finish.

Overall a very good, solid Brett fermented saison that hits all the right notes

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 03:49:59 | More by draheim
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a yellowish-orange body with a very slight hazy to it. Each additional pour grows hazier. There is a gentle carbonation supporting a cobweb thick bubble mass of snow white head. A lovely Belgian lace forms after each sip.

S- The full saison yeasty character has fresh dandelion flowers and floral hops blending with a wet stones and fresh rain aroma in the finish.

T- The classic fruity sasion yeasty esters have some bright herbal pungent hops to follow with a nice cheese rind brett character grown in the dry finish. There is a nice pungent dandelion flowers and fresh cut alfalfa taste that lingers into a great brett grapefruit pith aftertaste.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a nice spicy fizz in the finish that really enhances the flavors in the finish.

O- This beer has a full pungent hops blended with great saison yeast character and nice aged brett flavors. This reminds me of summer in a glass. It is a beer you could just sniff and sniff and the flavor is even more delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 16:42:23 | More by rhoadsrage
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Not bad being over a year old. A nice fizzy full inch of head a top of some colorful clear yellow gold beer.

S - Man this is what I want in a saison big notes of Brett, funky yeasts, lemon peel, and some fruity zest.

T - Not very sour but balanced enough to hide the ABV. Smooth crisp funky yeast and floral hops meets some lemon zest bitterness. Not bad

M - Very smooth drinks with a medium body despite the high ABV. Quite smooth.

Overall picking it up for 5 bucks was well worth it. Such a great take on the style and drinks smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 04:48:55 | More by DrDemento456
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superspak

Michigan

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

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but probably brewed in 2011. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, peach, grass, hay, pepper, herbal, earth, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity; very fruity and tropical from the Brett. Taste of lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, pepper, peach, citrus rind, hay, floral, grass, wheat, earth, and yeast spiciness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, citrus rind, pepper, peach, grass, hay, floral, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor complexity and balance; with a nice malt and spicy ester balance; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett Saison. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; and extremely smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering as expected.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 04:16:23 | More by superspak
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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 light to medium golden yellow in color. The beer has a finger tall dense white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Quite a strong aroma of barnyard funk and brett in the smell of this beer along with some lighter notes of floral hops and touches of vinegar acidity. Additionally, there is a light amount of lemongrass spiciness in the finish of the smell.

T: Starts out with some pale malt flavors and quite a bit of spicy yeast (peppery). There are also light amounts of tartness and funkiness contributed by the presence of brett. Additionally there is a light flavor of citrus/lemon rind.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Very dry in the finish.

O: Quite a bit of complexity in this beer and very enjoyable. Probably my favorite beer in this series of collaborations this brewery has done - definitely one to get again.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 13:33:34 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy and dark yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down a bit and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: The smell has balanced aromas of sourness from the brett and spicy hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather complex and has initial notes of sour flavors and lingering spiciness from the hops in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Hints of dryness become apparent as the beer warms up.
O: This is a very interesting saison because it has just enough brett to make things interesting but still preserves the characteristic spices of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 20:12:05 | More by metter98
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Philousa

California

3.23/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Imbibed at Good Karma on 9/7/12.

Pours an opaque metallic orange with delicate white head. Lots of lemon and vinegar up front in the nose. A little sweet berry as well. Some biscuity malt comes out with a coaxing swirl. Feel is tingling off the bat from carbonation. Sweet malt and some mild spices followed by an earthy, grassy hop bitterness that is significant. The hoppy bitterness stays with you a while too, probably the American influence. I get the Brett, but it's not too funky. Definitely giving it a slightly puckering feeling, but not overboard by any means. Feel is middling while the finish is dry.

Digging this one. Would love to see how it ages. The sweetness with the bitter end makes it interesting and complex. Ultimately, though, the vinegar and honey-sweet flavor drags this one down a bit, so that should explain the overall score I gave it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2012 17:29:11 | More by Philousa
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Mora2000

Texas

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

The beer pours a golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of brett notes, as well as some dry citrus notes - mainly orange and lemons. The flavor is a little more complex. There is a lot of brett in the flavor, which comes across as leather and a bit of funk. There is also a good bit of juicy orange and lemon notes, as well as some biscuit malt. The beer is not sour, but the funk and leather notes definitely come through strongly. The alcohol is definitely present, but it is not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 16:46:44 | More by Mora2000
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Nay

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My bottle was at least a year old, so the brett was well developed and dominated the aroma and flavors. Still, a mild tartness and residual maltiness persist and keep it interesting. Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy, head long lasting and dense for a saison (most are very light/fluffy). Rather than Belgian lace, it leaves a head more like an Irish stout (O'Reilly's influence?).

As it warms, fruit flavors develop (cherry, orange peel) and the spiciness comes out. Wish I had some mussels to go with this...

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 23:52:52 | More by Nay
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clayrock81

Virginia

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

Poured a golden orange body with a massive foamy head and lace on top of a very yeasty, spicy aroma. There are touches of sweet fruit like tropical or pear(?) and other fruit like grapeskin, I think, as well as some candi sugar sweetness and good ol' "barnyard funk". The beer first comes across as spicy, little shaprness, tad off balanced, still a chewey, medium body that is fluffy thanks to a yeast/wheat twang that is prevelant which helps the beer go down easy. The fruit flavors are much pronounced with some sourness from grape/sour apple and a more dominant fruit sweetness like sweet tropical fruit like pineapple or peaches in creme (this one is solely me b/c I like peaches in crem). The higher than usual ABV gives this saison an edge in the finish most don't have, but this is not a problem. Finishes very sharp and crisp and is a good ending to a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 14:25:22 | More by clayrock81
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kojevergas

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into 2011 Beer Passion Weekend stemware in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high; I'm really in the mood for a saison, it has high ratings, and I've liked De Proef in the past.

Acquired at Wades Wine in Westlake Village, California, yesterday. Cost was $15.99 USD plus tax. '

Not paired with food. Side-poured normally/without vigor as I didn't anticipate carbonation issues.

A: Pours a three finger head of slight cream, pretty good thickness, and great retention for the high AV. Colour is a clear somewhat dark yellow. Some yeast particles are visible. Inviting.

Sm: Farmhouse funkiness; primarily bretts. Quite floral but not at all hoppy. Wild yeast, cream, lemongrass, a fair amount of spices, and esters. Fresh, alive, pleasant, and appealing. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Incredibly creamy, especially on the open, introducing you immediately to its easygoing mellow light refreshing feel. The lemongrass/clean barley body is complemented nicely by subtle spices and a bit of candi sugar. The brett character doesn't come through as much as I'd like, but it's present and enjoyable.

The build is a bit strange. Structurally, the midpoint lacks sufficent flavour to keep up with the rest of the profile, leaving the beer's second act feeling empty as a result.

Other than the problematic structural imbalance, the balance is generally pretty good. You can tell they're going for subtlety.

I wish there was layering, and far more complexity, but overall it's a pretty decent saison.

Mf: Delicately light on the palate. Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours pretty well. It may be too thin for my tastes, and almost approaches a watery character at the midpoint.

Dr/Ov: I'm absolutely shocked at how high the ABV is compared the flavour. It by no means comes through at all; if pressed I'd say this was 5% tops. I don't know how this was accomplished but it's impressive. It's a really enjoyable and refreshing light saison (in spite of its ABV) and will please fans of the style. Just don't expect a lot of bretts or even much complexity. A successful collaboration brew, but not without its faults. I'd only try this again aged. The price point is rather ridiculous in my opinion.

B-

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 05:21:38 | More by kojevergas
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iowaherkeye

New York

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750mL corked and caged bottle, no date from Best Damn Beer Shop for $16.49. Pretty clear medium light golden with a one finger white head, fair retention at best. Big fruity brett notes in the nose--grapefruit and pineapple with some leather--there is some spicy white pepper and biscuity malts behind and floral hops in the form of rose petals. Flavor follows suit, florals a little stronger and adding some yeasty pear/apple notes, as well as pulling back a bit on the leathery funk. Still has some white pepper spice, following through to a dry finish, alcohol warming the throat. Bitterness peaked at a 4. Medium full body with light prickly carbonation. Started out great, and then kinda sputtered to mediocre, and then I realized I paid $16.49 + tax. Glad I got to try it, I suppose. 8-4-7-3-14--3.6

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 07:01:13 | More by iowaherkeye
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sjccmd

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an interesting pale orange color with a large white head. I don't think I've seen a beer quite this color before. It's very light, slightly murky...I'm not sure why it's unique..just the combination of very light, almost clear, and orange sheen. The head recedes slowly leaving a nice lacing.

The beer reeks of overripe fruit. Apples and pears. Hint of grains, and musty basement. Tartness, grassy hops, mild raspberry aroma. Very earthy backbone.

The first sip reveals tons of fruit and citrus. A decent amount of hop bitterness and spices. Some malt in the background, a good amount of funk and slight tartness. Finishes with spicy, earthy hops and warming alcohol. Despite the burst of fruit flavors, it finishes extremely dry.

Lots of bubbles in the mouthfeel but not at all fizzy. Smooth and creamy. Cleans out very quickly.

Overall another excellent beer from De Proef. Maybe not the best of the collaborations, but definitely unique.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 23:27:37 | More by sjccmd
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oline73

Maryland

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

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet. Tasted at a tasting during new years eve.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with prominent bubbles like champagne. There is a layer of fluffy white head that stays on top of the pour.

Smell: Sweet and light. Quite herbal and fruity with a hint of tartness from the brett.

Taste: This is a very herbal saison. Light malt with a slight brett funk, but not a very sour beer at all. There are notes of banana and citrus fruit with a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive yet fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really nice beer with a great blend of flavors. It should age very well and I'll look for another bottle to test that theory out.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 04:34:56 | More by oline73
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked this beer up a few days ago, and I believe that it was from the downtown Spec's. Either way, let's give this one a shot.

Appearance: Pours a pretty hazy orangish-yellow with a solid 2" head of fluffy white foam that is maintained by bunches of bubbles rising. The beer was catching up with the head after a minute or so. After drinking some of the beer, the head is still there and going strong, but is sticking heavily to the sides of the glass, and is staying a mountainous blob in the center that looks like a dollop if whipped cream or something.

Aroma: Initially I got a healthy dose of funk along with some citrus, with Orange peel being the first thing that I picked out. The brettanomyces is pretty strong in this beer giving solid leather and earthy notes. The hops are there, but they are getting caught up in the yeast notes so that they are mostly contributing to the earthiness.

Taste: The flavor pretty much follows the aroma except that the body is a little lighter than you would expect for a beer with this bold of an aroma. The beer is medium to light bodied with Brett being the most predominant character of the flavor. As the beer sits, there is citrus that seems more hop derived than anything coming out, but the overall balance is firmly toward the sweetness in the finish. The carbonation is adequate for this beer, which is high compared to other beers. I don't really get any of your typical Saison spiciness in this beer, so I guess they were depending on the Brett to give you the depth rather than a traditional yeast.

Opinion: Overall this is a pretty darn good beer. I like the funkiness to it, though I must admit that I am getting a little tired of beers that are only adding Brett to funk it up. Overall the blend of malt and hops is very well done, regardless of what they used to attenuate it. If you like wild ales, I would definitely recommend this beer. If Saison is your favorite style on the planet, I would still recommend this beer as an expansion to your repertoire, but don't expect your "textbook" Saison.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 04:40:13 | More by SkeeterHawk
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palma

New York

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

funky nose. nice brett aroma. green apple, citrus rinds. farmhouse greatness. very enticing.

Taste has some spicy yeast, pepper. A good bready maltiness that's more significant than other wild saisons I've had. A little medicinal. Bitter, semi dry finish. Spice in the end as well. Taste is more of a traditional saison. The nose would lead you to think otherwise.
Complexity is there with the malt and phenols, but I was looking for more - maybe some sour notes or a more complex hop profile. Still pretty good however.

A unique saison to say the least. I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 03:25:58 | More by palma
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Brewed as a collaboration between Sly Fox and De Proef as the result of a contest/drawing that occurred at McGillin's Olde Ale House in Philly in which the winner picked the brewer of his choice and was awarded a trip to Belgium to assist in developing the beer. I'll just say that I was there that night and entered into the contest, with Dogfish Head as my brewery of choice. I should've won just because I was forced to go to McGillin's, aka the worst bar ever. Also my beer would've been better because DFH > SF. Heh. Anyway.

This poured was served in a Pinocchio's signature stem glass, a mostly clear peach color, with a small cap of white head that left a bit of lacing. Nice mild aroma of citrus and spice, with tones of Belgian yeast and funk. Taste of pale malts, light sugar, Belgian yeast (a bit subdued, which was nice, actually), sour orange zest, pineapple, wet grass. All flavors in very good balance. Higher alcohol barely noticeable. Almost medium-bodied, crisp and quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 00:28:03 | More by Rifugium
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Pinocchio's on 10/26/11

Poured a lovely golden color with good head retention and a small amount of lacing. Smelled of honey, spices and Bret.
Tasted of honey and Bret...honestly really refreshing and VERY drinkable!!! Medium-bodied with good carbonation.

This was a decent brew...I was surprised to find it on tap today since beer week was four months ago...but still...very drinkable and tasty. It was smart brewing with Bret since it is so big right now.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 00:01:59 | More by MsRif
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impending

California

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A

750ml into a tulip. Pours a gorgeous transparent golden copper, slightly creamy head leaves clumpy froth as it recedes, superb lacing.

The white bread yeasty fruity bretty aroma is intoxicating alone. Perfectly balanced brett. Clean sweet musty excellent.

Sweet up front nearly canceled but moderated by the finish. Nicely hop bittered, grass and hay courtesy of brett. Finishes with a pepper note, fades dryly away. Superb choice of complimentary yeasts. Clean earth but no real depth of funk. No sour. Aftertaste is long lived but not intrusive, pairs well with food. Medium bodied crisp mouthfeel.
In all measures this is brett done right.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 06:08:50 | More by impending
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DaveHS

California

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

A-Pours hazy straw yellow with rusty orange highlights and about an inch of clingy, off white head. Leaves intermittent fat gobs of sticky lacing.

S-The aroma immediately reminds us we're drinking a De Proef beer. Wonderful floral aromas stacked on layers of white pepper, sage and clove. The funky brett character is elegant and complex. Musty barnyard earthiness with bright moments of citrus skin sweetness and old leather.

T/M-Floral hoppiness right up front, delivered on a wave of chewy, vibrant carbonation. The hops shift from floral to dry mid-palate, undercutting the pleasant mouth-feel. A delicate brett funkiness hangs on the back palate, but it's mostly covered by the hops. Medium bodied.

O-The bitter hops are detrimental to the overall success of the beer. Not one of the better De Proef collaborations, but good in its own right.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 04:45:12 | More by DaveHS
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bangers & Lace in Chicago.

Appearance - yellow-amber with a lasting white head.

Smell - Rich malt and brett horsy funk with a lemony zip and spciy/floral overtones.

Taste - Spicy and moderately bitter, with a clear malt presence and, although not as prominent as in the aroma, a horsy brett flavour.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 11:35:25 | More by
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Brenden

Ohio

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

This beauty is a medium yellow with slightly amber hues in in its depths. Everything about the white head is as close to perfect as can be; starting off at 2-3 fingers but thick with no give, it retains itself the entire way. When it recedes, the thick, impenetrable foam that remains is itself one finger tall and never less. This crown drops lacing that clings to the glass like I've rarely seen before.
The nose is interesting, though distinctly Belgian as I pick up the light bubble gum/banana immediately, but there's also just a touch of funk. There's a gentle white flesh fruits aspect as well and a bit of peppery spice. Hops are gentle, adding a light grassy bitterness at a very low level. I do just get the slightest taint of something almost plastic.
The same is all in the flavor, and the spiciness comes in a bit more strongly. Hops also make a statement, coming in on the back of the tongue through the middle into the finish. This is a very nice beer, and the fact that the brett is so gently used simply lets all of the depth and complexity come out that much better. The Belgian character is never lost, the funk is here, and it's simply a great beer all around. Alcohol does kick if you're not paying attention. The only off flavor is the ghost of that same plastic-like note that makes the aroma good instead of great; it similarly affects the taste, particularly going into the finish.
There's a nice, creamy start to this beer with a lightly crisp edge from a moderate carbonation that never fades. The body is medium and a bit fuller than expected and it really goes silky.
This is a great beer and the use of brettanomyces makes it all the more interesting. I have to thank Matt at the Beer and Wine Cave in Toledo for recommending it.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 19:51:07 | More by Brenden
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

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

On tap at Union Jack's.

The beer pours a solid gold color with fairly good head retention and light lacing. The nose is attrative, showcasing honey, clove, underlying spice and light sour funk. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, with the honey and sour funk dominating. The beer is moderately sweet, but there's enough spice and sour funk to keep the sweetness in check fairly well. The beer is medium bodied, with a fairly long, sweet and peppery (from hops) finish. Hint of sour is there as well, with the alcohol nicely integrated into the flavor profile.

While I thought this a nice, easy to enjoy and drink beer, I confess that more and more, these collaboration beers from De Proef are starting to taste pretty much all the same.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2011 16:20:03 | More by johnmichaelsen
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whoneeds8

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a St. bernardus chalice golden yellow, second glass hazy, with a one finger white head. No retention or lacing. The scent is obviously Brett, brett, brett. The taste had the punch of sour brett that warmed into the farmhouse spices with lemon mixed in all the way. Mouthfeel was highly carbonated and thin bodied.

Serving type: bottle

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Broederlijke Liefde (w/ Brian O'Reilly) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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