Sans Frontière | To Øl

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Sans FrontièreSans Frontière

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To Øl

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Heaven knows no frontiers, and I've seen heaven in yours eyes" : Sans Frontiere - a dry belgian ale at 7% packed with european hops fermented with belgian yeast and brett.

Ingredients: Water, Barley Malt, Hops, Rock Candy, yeast and brettanomyces.
ABV: 7% Content: 750 ml

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Added by bark on 06-08-2012

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Clonies720
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance: Pours a golden orangish tint. Rocky off-white head.

Aroma: Subtle hints of lemon and lemongrass and light aromas of funk. I can't get anything else because my nose is stopped up.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Very Earthy, wet, leathery, and a hint of tobacco. Starts and ends very dry with a spicy, hoppy kick at the finish. High, prickly carbonation that gives it a very crisp and clean mouthfeel.

Overall: Holy Magikarp! This is one of the finest beers I've ever had. I want more of this. This beer is re-fermented with Brett, which I don't get much taste-wise, but there's some in the aroma for sure.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of mscott1975
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a murky caramel body with a sticky bubbly beige head that is supported by strands of microbubbles that trail up the glass.

S- The bright blend of hops herbalness and brett tartness has a fresh natural sweettarts aroma that takes on a floral finish. It is hard to stop sniffing this beer and start drinking it.

T- The green floral hops have a bright brett flavor that takes on a pleasant soapy quality with an earthy flavor to follow. That delicious pithy grapefruit brett flavor lingers after each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz in the finish that compliments the brett character nicely.

O- This beer is bright and well balanced with hops and brett flavor that starts to grow into a nice musty funky quality and less grapefruit pith as it opens.

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Photo of ctwinne
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Allurex
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden amber in color, nice stiff, dense cap of white foam, good retention. Scent leads with notes of candy like sweetness backed with tropical and citrus fruit notes, lightly tart with some faint mustyness. Taste sweeter than nose dictated but works well with the fruit notes, the yeast makes it lightly tart and funky, but compliments the flavor rather than staring in it. Medium bodied, nice carbonation level. Overall i was pleased and impressed with this brew... something unique going on here.

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4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dark orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a huge, foamy, very long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, yeast, and a sugary quality.

T: Tasted of hops (a good amount, but keeping in line with the Belgian IPA style), Belgian yeast, a hint of malt, and the aforementioned sugary quality. A balanced, sharp, well done flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth, yet prickly, finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, drinkable beer. Solid and easy to drink.

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Photo of f4zZ3
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

At bottle from SB

A: Looking real nice with nice white foam and some lacing. Dark golden in color.
S: Smells lika a good farmhouse ale. Really strong white wine notes, some fruity note. Nice overall smell. Some cat litterbox smell as well, really bretty-smell I guess
T: Really hoppy with bretty tastes, a bit sour and some more white wine flavours. Not really an IPA as supposed but really good.
M: A crisp feel, wine notes that stays on the tongue. A good IPA-bitterness and that lingering white wine-feel. Really Nice.
O: Overall a nice Belgian IPA: Loads of white wine flavours and bitterness. High drinkability!

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Photo of CraigTravor
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mwilbur
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a slightly hazed orange-copper hue with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch bubbly off-white head. Excellent retention. Nice sticky lacing too that lasts and lasts and lasts... (4.5)
S: A nice balance of bright melon and peach notes, pine and spicy citrus hops, and funky brett. Spicy Belgian yeast comes through as well. (4)
T: Hmmm...this is actually quite a bit different than the aroma. Pepper with spicy hops and yeast up front. Citrus rind, mint, and earthy and funky brett. Bitter hops dominate over the sour this more time for the brett to emerge would be advised. (3.5)
M: Medium body. Prickly carbonation tingle. Dry and moderately bitter throughout. (3.5)
D: Definitely an interesting brew and easily drinkable. Decently complex, but would give this at least 6 months to allow the brett to impart a stronger presence. (4)

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: See above. (4.5)
S: See above, perhaps less hops and Belgian yeast. (4)
T: Ah ha! Here we go...letting the brett work and allowing the hops to die down a bit did wonders for this brew. More in line with the aroma now. Peach and soft citrus notes, funky brett, melon, and still some spicy hops but much more balanced now. (4)
M: Medium body. Dry and semi-sweet. Very mild hop bitterness in the finish. (4)
D: Time in the cellar served this beer very well. Much more balanced now...and still extremely drinkable and refreshing. (4)

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Sans Frontière from To Øl
Beer rating: 80.6% out of 100 with 67 ratings
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