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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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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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TexIndy

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

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Duvel tulip. Just hit the Dallas market and is fresh. Was a slightly hazy golden yellow color with lots of carbonation. It had a huge, foamy white head that took awhile to settle into a constant 1 finger cap. Thick sheeting with some sticking.

The aroma was excellent. Lots of funky brett leading the way with classic saison of spicy yeast and peppery overtones right behind it. Good amount of citrus as well. I love a good brett and this one nailed it. The taste was also excellent and again was lead by the farmhouse funk of brett at the start and then the peppery yeast mix slowly building up towards the end. Little bit of citrus to keep it all in-line. Almost gave it a 5 but it's just a hair from that but with some age on it I bet it'd hit it. Mouthfeel was medium and very crisp with a dryer finish.

Overall, this was an outstanding saison that I highly recommend. Been in a saison mood these days and found several that were good but this one is great. The only thing that would keep me from buying a bunch is the outrageous price (at least here in TX on it) of mid $20's. If not for that, I'd buy a ton to drink now and then to age several. [H;Y]

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 02:20:12 | More by TexIndy
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Broederlijke Liefde (w/ Brian O'Reilly) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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