Boerinneken | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 09-24-2005

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of ZinFanDave
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tom87
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wanne
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color is between blond and amber, with a white head. Some honey and orange flavors. Very decent abbey tripel.

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Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Rickus
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ScotB260
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of benfons
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: amber colour, thick white head that stays there
S: loads of fruit, pineapple peach, hints of hops and spices maybe clove
T: a lot of sweetness coming form the fruits, and only the slightest hints of hops and malts
M: medium body, good carbonation, not too alcoholic
O: good beer that drinks really easily

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Photo of discodoni
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of kojevergas
2.96/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle served into a self-titled stem-tulip. De Proef seems rather seriously committed to glassware for every individual beer. Even by Belgian standards, it's quite committed indeed. Reviewed from notes taken in Belgium in June 2010.

A: Pours a three finger head of soft cream, good thickness, and great retention. Body colour is a hazy orange-gold.

Sm: Alcohol, buried fruit esters, hops, and musty cream. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Hops! Orange esters, floral hops, bittering hops, full-bodied barley, and wondrously layered malts throughout. A satisfying malty climax ends this well-balanced and nicely built brew.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Complements the flavours of the body. Carbonation and thickness are not ideal.

Dr: High ABV, easy to drink, and fairly priced. Still, it's underwhelming overall. Quite average by local standards.


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Photo of Filosoof
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a nice beer. It's like a blond, but than with a lot more alcohol.

Top is great. Starting with little, equal foam, ending with big bubbles, that stick on the glass.

Smell has a good depth. On one side it has the bready/malty taste that is well known from this kind of beer. But there is some freshness (apple? citrus/apricot?) that makes this beer better than many strong blondes.

Taste is quite sweet, with a touch of bubblegum (HubbaBubba), but also a bitterishness that makes the picture complete.

The alcohol is very well hidden. It lacks a little in drinkability. Mouthfeel is okay, but could be a very little less sweet. I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure if I would buy this one again.

Overall: interesting beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Tulip glass. Golden color, foggy appearance. White, small bubbled, creamy head & nice retention. Pineapple, candy & spiced aromas. Sweet malts, ripe pineapple notes, at first sip. Gentle, spicy & dry warming alcohol. Full body, medium to high carbonation. Slightly astringent finish, hints of orange zest. Malty, fruity, quite sugary aftertaste. Drinkability is ok.

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Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Morningstorm
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of xylophonica
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a chalice.

A - Deep dark golden colour with a good finger of head which subsides to form some delicate yeast patterns and a touch of lacing.

S - Thick malt with a touch of cheese and some phenols.

T - Quite harsh at first and slightly sour. Some sweet cheese flavours with a touch of malt. Sourness evens out as the beer warms and heads towards a more bready-fruity flavour.

M - Some vibrancy here with the sourness waking up the palate.

O - Unfortunately the sourness here killed this one for me. It did subside as the drink warmed but it still seemed as though you were fighting to get the full flavour of the drink.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33 cl Bottle poured into my cantillon tulipglass

Unclear yellow orange color with a large frothy good lacing fully lasting white head. Aroma is light malty, moderate to heavy yeasty. Initail flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter, middel flavor is light to moderate sweet, moderate acidic and light bitter, finish flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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Photo of Weizenmensch
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cool 0,33L bottle with a swing top that I got for Christmas. Assumed it was a strong tripel, still think it's kind of straddling the boundary between a pale ale like Duvel and a mellow, sweet tripel like Westmalle.

Appearance is awesome, head retention phenomenal, tons of lacing, white head and deep warm amber body. Smell is intoxicating, strong alcohol but sugary Christmassy aromas as well; not overly complex or thought-provoking though. Taste is pleasant and tripel-like, but I feel it's a bit strong alcohol-wise. Definitely a beer for cooler weather - it's 40C in Melbourne today but I've cranked the air con so I can enjoy this midsummer's afternoon indulgence! Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing, and this beer is definitely drinkable despite its high ABV. If only I had another one, I'd be drunk by the end of my second glass.

Keeping the bottle, it's cool. Recommended if you like a tripel with punch.

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Photo of SmokinSmyth
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden color into a duvel tulip glass. Great big healthy head that hung around for the entire time. Lots of lacing.

Smell was very sweet.

Taste was very good, citrus and hops with a little taste of sweetness (likely due to the strength of the beer).

Felt very good in the mouth, making its presence known without overpowering you. I had it with dinner, went very with the chicken.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Did not realize this was from de Proef until I got on BA.
Flip-top bottleopen with a nice POP.
Pours a light orange-strw tone. Thick rich head, medium carbonation.
Smells of phenol spice, pear, apricot, orange, lemon, bisquit, pepper, clove, wheat, apple, fruit, herbs, spice all mix to create a a quite complex aromatic profile. The yeast finish adds a really nice note of sour bread and pepper that adds the body that backs the floral/fruit/pepper mix to make a really nice brew aromatically.
Taste is really spicy, more so than anticipated. Pepper, phenol, pear, sweet bisquit, orange, apple, add a bit of body. Lightly sweet but not too much. Alcohol adds a nice light burning, really well balanced.
Hops and citrus add a nice kick to the finish. Medium, light, heavy all in one. Complex and well balanced.
Really nice beer very suprised by this one.

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Photo of Brabander
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good beer! What a surprise to drink this one. Pouerd in my Struise glass the beer gets an enormous head with a hazy yellow fluid and almost no carbonation.

Good smell, yeast and banana. Very fresh taste and very enjoyable. The mouthfeel is also good with a nice aftertaste.

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Photo of DerBayer
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark golden colour but this may be off - was in my buddy's keller for ages (don't know how long for...)

Smell and taste were pretty sweet and herbal but in a rather good way. Not great though!

Mouthfeel was good kind of medium body with a faintly dry finish.

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Photo of wl0307
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 08/05/2009, served cool in Tripel Karmeliet's branded long-stemmed, tulip-shaped goblet.

A: a dark reddish orangey hue with fairly good clarity comes with consistent and mild streams of fine carbonation, topped with a tight pale beige froth that lasts just superbly.
S: gosh, the aroma is super sweet to the point of cloying almost, like a heavily yeasty, unbalanced barley wine even; but, the melted-sugar like sweetness is also coupled with milder, pleasant hints of old tangerines, spiciness as of dried olives, salty dried hawthorn-fruits, a touch of banana oil and overripe pineapples + pears... I can't decide whether the sweetness is so pronounced because the serving temp. comes slightly higher than ideal? Given a very good swirl, an enticing and complex note of fruit esters and a touch of grassy hops reveal themselves. Not bad, eventually.
T: the mildly sweet, citric-fruity foretaste is actually quite low-profiled, followed by bitter orangey hops, a lightly chewy tannic palate of spicy yeastiness, sweet prunes, and a substantial aftertaste featuring underlying waves of tea-ish bitter tannins and mild marmalade (featuring the tangy-spicy peels). In addition to all these, the exotic estery elements of a candy-sugar-filled Belgian pale ale like Chinese white-gourd-candy refuse to be at absence and manifest themselves firmly in the end.
M&D: the softly-carbonated and mellow beer evolves from a dangerously sweet malty liquid on the nose to a surprisingly understated yet complex flavour on the palate, finished with a decent input of hops and all the trimmings of a Belgian yeasty ale, while not much alc. is picked up during the tasting, not even in the very end. All in all, this is a dangerously drinkable ale to me, and the flavour does grow on me...

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2007.

Appearance : amber color, with a huge white foam head.
Smell : sweet notes.
Taste and mouthfeel : rich and concentrated, malt and hop bitterness finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian strong pale ale.

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