Bloemenbier | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium
proefbrouwerij.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 01-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
21.07%
 
 
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of nelloug
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Oidmoe
2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wretchedabyss
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magno48
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andsav
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rivoire
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mistersifter86
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed at De Proef, the same place that has given birth to some epic Mikkeller beers in recent years.

Novelty paper-wrapped 330mL bottle poured into a Teku glass. Best before 3rd July 2015.

A(4): Pours a cloudy orange with 1-2 finger head. No visible sedmiment or floaties to speak of. Foamy head with nice lacing remaining on the glass.

S(4): Flowery. And oh so very sweet. Could be mistaken for a cloudy apple juice in a blind testing. Sets the expectation that the brew will be extremely sweet on the tounge. No hops to tell of. Enticing.

T(3.75): Immediately very sweet. Sweet caramel malts. Apple juice, honey. Like a boozy appletizer. No bitterness to speak of. Trying to think of a brew that comes close - it's like a lighter De Dolle Stile Nacht, but sweeter.

M(3.5): Moderate to high carbonation. The sweetness translates into a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel.

O(4): On the sweet side, but an interesting concept. I first tried this about three years ago, in Brussels. Saw some people drinking it at the bar and asked for whatever they were having, on the basis of the bottle alone. The sweetness was an appealing trait then but my palate has matured since. Happy to have re-visited this, but won't be packing it in my suitcase again.

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Photo of Anatole
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of diegominach
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of Johnct
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of mattfancett
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bellonc
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of IlCieco
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of giorgia
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of koladiola
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Sirre
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Jose9e
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark orange color which is a bit cloudy. Forms a big and bubbled persistent head. Many spotty lacings are left in the glass

S: Sweet, flowery and spicy too. Belgian earthy yeasts. Notes of honey, candy sugar and caramel. Cinnamon, vanilla and pepper

T: Very sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts, Belgian yeasts, honey, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla. End is slightly bitter. In overall, too sweet in the mouth

M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste

O: Low drinkability due to its strong sweetness. Besides that, classic spiced belgian strong ale

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Photo of Aethien
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty orange colour with a small off-white head that sinks to a film on the beer and leaves some nice lacing.

The smell stays true to the name with wild flowers and grassy notes with lots and lots of malty caramel sweetness and honey.

The taste follows the nose with lots of sugary sweetness, honey, malts and herbal flavours, the flowers are still present but more to the background and there is an unpleasant sweetness that lingers and sticks to the tongue.

Medium bodied and with good carbonation but there's a bit of a syrupy feel to it.

Overall this is an interesting beer but too sweet to be very good, a bunch of hops to balance out the sugary sweetness would have made this beer a lot better.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml wrapped in paper bottle, best before november 2013

A- Rich and shiny dark orange, with lots of carbonation bubbles reaching the surface. One and a half finger soft-looking white head, that shows nice retention throughout the whole tasting while also leaving a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. A bit murky on the second pour

S- Very sweet and somehow refreshing mix of caramel/honey malts and yeast, with a bit of a sugary feel to it. Some background herbal/flowery notes can be easily picked up. A slight spiciness brings some life

T- Pretty much what the smell suggested. Quite on the malty side but not at all heavy with caramel and honey malts in evidence. Kind of sugary as already mentioned, with a touch of estery spiciness from the yeast. Flowers definitely make themselves heard, with an herbal feel that also presents some sweet fruity notes (pear, candied fruits). Strong and quite persistent honey aftertaste. Quite syrupy as many mentioned, overall very sweet, but somehow not cloyingly so

M- Medium body with low-to-medium carbonation, definitely lower than expected from the appearance. Overall very soft on both tongue and palate, with a bit of syrupy feel

O- Not your ordinary belgian ale. You if like sweet beers, well... this one definitely is. I tend to like sweet beers and this was maybe a bit too sweet even for me. I still found it to be quite nicely balanced and easily drinkable. Has an highly refreshing flowery feel

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Photo of heymikew
4.83/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm a sucker for floral tasting brews and this one is exceptional in that genre. Golden amber, sweet and yet refreshing. Perfect for the lazy summer afternoon I enjoyed it on.

It apparently is scarce (I drank the last two they had at this small Bruges brasserie)

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a bottle purchased in La Piccola bar, Trastevere, Rome June 2009. The bottle was a stubby type much like the Duvel/Maredsous ones. No label, but it comes wrapped in a white paper adorned with orange coloured petals.

The appearence is a golden amber brew with haze and topped by a dense foaming off-white head. The aroma was hard to pick up through the dense head, perhaps some maltiness. The taste was quite sweet, but balanced by the malt to give a pleasent sensation. Needs to be served fairly cold, I'd say. Mouthfeel a bit syrupy. Overall good and nice for a once-off, but I would not fancy drinking more than one or two of these in a session.

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Photo of stcules
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep amber in color, with a white, creamy head, more than decent.
Sweet smell, obviously, honey and flowers. Very honeyed. White and yellow flowers. Pleasant, buta bit too sweet for my taste.
(Well, more than a bit, actually).
A bit less sweet in the taste, drinkable, good.
Not a great drinkability.
Sweet aftertaste, honey touch (orange honey).
Quite sweet, but after all, pleasant.

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Photo of Absumaster
2.78/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

An amber, orange beer with lots of carbonation and a thick, creamy head.

Smell is fruity with caramel and has some flowery notes. A light oxidation is present.

Taste is mouth puckering sweet and has strong honey notes. Terribly sticky on the lips. Syrupy. The yeast adds some fruity and light character. The flowers presumably used in this beer add a delicate flowery, chrysanteneum I guess taste, that is pleasant and adds a nice depth to the beer, if it wasn't for the sweetness.

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