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
Reviews by SmokinSmyth:
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 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 mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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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Photo of Bierschenker
2.3/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

White big bubbled head. Long lasting.
Foggy amber orange colour. Some carbonation.
Strong hops smell, fresh, sweet, oranges, spices.
Strong alcohol taste, too overpowering I think. Still sweet, some kind of orange juice. Bitterness like Witte. Some sourness.
Alcohol lingers on in the aftertaste, some hops, very dry mouthfeel.

Special kind of brew, not really my favourite. Reminds me of the Gordon 12.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

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Photo of Rickus
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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 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 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 Quej
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Chunky orange colour with a veritable mountain of fluffy white head and lots of carbonation to support it.
S - Bizarre sour fruity smell with lots of banana esters and smells of peach, yeast and hops.
T - Strong sour fruit flavour again with lots of peach, abricot and apple pie. Quite yeasty and spicy. Lots of cloves, corriander, hops and citrus give it a dry finish. Not very boozy for its alcohol content.
M - Very carbonated, medium bodied, tingly and cleansing.
D - Quite good, a sessionable summer beer. Quite surprising for a 9.5%.

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Photo of mzwolinski
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this today while cleaning out my beer closet. Must have gotten it from paterlodie since I have no idea where the hell else this would have come from!

Cute little 33cl swingtop bottle with minimalist art and lettering. It's labeled as "Belgisch" beer. Not quite Belgian...just Belgish? Crazy Dutch. 9.5aBV though so it's gonna pack a punch. Let's pour!

Ah, she's a redhead! Nice cloudy reddish-orange color, with a thin off-white top. The aroma is extremely sweet -- smells of overripe peaches and oranges. A bit off-putting, but I will soldier on...

The flavor, too, is sweet, but thankfully there's a bit of bitterness and spice at the finish to cut this a little. More peachy and orange flavors here, but there's a strong dose of coriander as well, and some herbal hop notes that round out the flavor nicely. It's right on the verge of being cloyingly sweet... I keep taking sips to try to make up my mind about what I think of it, so I guess it can't be too bad!

Moderately full mouthfeel that leaves a slight dryness in the mouth.

All in all, pretty drinkable, though I'm glad I'm having it on the cool side, and would probbaly not want much more than 33cl of this.

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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 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 paterlodie
3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BB end 2007. Good and lasting head and a bronze beercolor that has litle haze. Nose gives sweet orange, litle sourness, appljuice and sickly malts.Taste is very sweet applejuice with heavy alcohol and some oranges. Hardly any hops in aftertaste and overall dull however certainly not your regular beertaste. Good carbonisation and no edges in beertaste makes mouthfeel ok. Drinkable beer but certainly not my taste.

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Photo of janubio
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an enormous very white head, that takes its time to fade and leaves a very strong lace. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Rich aroma of herbs, with clove or cardamome and coriander, banana and pine is noticed too. Strong bitter flavor. Medium body, a bit lighter than I expected. Mouth is spicy, with coriander and banana being noticed, alongside with honey and pineapple. Very bitter finish and very nice beer.

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Photo of Morningstorm
4/5  rDev +7%

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

Photo of dnichols
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 330 ml swing top bottle into a chalice.

A: The body poured a hazy golden and orange bursting with bubbles. The head was massive two fingers and bright white. It was sticky and receded slowley leaving a dense curtain of lace.

S: It had a strong aroma of white bread yeast, lightly toasted malts, and citrusy floral hops. There are hints of pears and oranges as well as all spice and white pepper.

T: It was creamy and rich with flavors of malt, yeast and a ton of fruit including pears, lemons, oranges and bananas. There was a nice kick of hops and spices and a warm clean finish.

M: It was medium to full bodied with a creaminess that coated my mouth and a well hidden ABV that along with the abundant carbonation clean my palate and left a warm glow in my mouth.

D: Dang goo DSPA. Solid balance and rich mouth feel with a clean warm finish.

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Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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