Lozen Boer | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,628
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
125
pDev:
16.17%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle from 2009 seems to be at its peak right now, mellow and complex, minimally stale, and just complex and alive on the yeast still. its dark mahogany color from the bottle with a quick settling just off white head, looks thick and mature. the aroma has a lot of dried fruit, a medicinal quality, and a ton of belgian yeast character, estery and distinctive, but also a little funky. i always like the yeast in beer from de proef, whatever the beer is, i feel like its a detail they pay close attention to, and i like that a lot. in this case it has dried apple notes, raisin, anise, tea, and white pepper attributes, but also a light funk that may be a product of its age, but i really like what it adds. a big rich malt base to this, but it is way less sweet overall than a lot of quad types. more bready and baked than sugary and caramelized, really nice with the yeast here. the alcohol strength is really well hidden too, this drinks a lot easier than it should. what a treat to get to drink this vintage rarity at the bull and bush christmas party! this is brilliant with the age on it, a textbook quad in a lot of ways, not quite as carbonated as i usually like my belgian styles to be, but its hard to be critical of anything here, its just exceptional beer!

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle with cork & cage seal.
Poured with a hazy, dark mahogany body topped by a thin tan head that was surprisingly durable and capable of leaving sheets of lacing.
This has a lightly sweet front end and a moderately bitter finish.
Rich, complex flavor with hints of dried plums, dates, raisins, faint spices and dark bread.
Full, smooth body with some alcohol heat.

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful 1 1/2 finger head that stays for a while. A rich looking dark caramel color. A rich malty, yeasty and sweet smell. The flavor is creamy and wonderful....chocolatey caramel malts....The hint of roasted figs or plums...and a slightly peppery finish. The finish comes off as a little bitter like in a oak barrel aged way....Just enough carbonation here to make the finish nice, but it isn't dry--very much leaves a creamy, but spicy, tiny bubble finish. This is distinctly potable.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.46/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super dark brown; smallish but stubborn head of tannish foam. With lacing. Smells roasty, abundant aromas of caramel malt and dark pitted fruit, a wee bit of vanilla. Leather. Taste matches but the vanilla is more upfront. Alcohol hidden so well which goes well with the smooth as silk mouthfeel. Call me weird but I reckon this is superior to the Chimay Blue. such a nice drop.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First pour into a chalice, second pour into an oversized wine glass. Sweet, dark fruit as it warms, cloyingly sweet and you will notice a sharp contrast if you chill it at normal refrig temps first. Nice compare/contrast as I almost prefer this one when it's colder. A bit thin and a tad too sweet even for me but solid nonetheless.

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Photo of liamt07
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vixie
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown, a bit cola like. Forms a fairly decent sized tan head that sticks around for a time.

Lot of sweetness in the smell, seems mainly brown sugar, caramel, and Belgian candy sugar.

Fairly sweet up front, almost cola like in flavor. There is caramel, toffee, and candy sugar as well. It finishes a bit try with an earthy character, and some warming.

Bit thin for the style, although fairly smooth.

Not a bad beer by any stretch, but also nothing outstanding about it either. If you like a more earthy beer, this will fit your taste, but I wanted a bit more fruit flavors. Glad I tried it, but not my favorite quad.

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Photo of sporklift87
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of amex_platypus
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Most boring quad I've ever had

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Photo of StephRai
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of sia478
1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

Photo of WCW
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ksills
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of FilumDee
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Tinfang
2.48/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Found this at one of my usual bottle shops and picked it up without hesitation based on a really pleasant experience with another beer from De Proef. Cellared for six months.

I've read that plastic corks are not harmful, so I didn't take that as a bad sign. Unusually long cork pulled free from the bottle with just the slightest pop, which I now know was not the result of carbonation. No best by date visible, even under close examination, although the cork had some coding.

Smell of sugar, slight bit of alcohol and dried fruit.

This beer was dead flat. Even with a forceful pour I could not raise a head. Very slight lacing that lingered the usual amount for a quad. Hazy tannish ruby through which light passed only when held up to it.

The taste was distinctive and pretty pleasant - sort of like fruitcake overall. The spice was not abrasive, yeast notes, dried fruit, sugar and occasional flashes of alcohol.

Mouthful was watery due to zero carbonation.

Overall - major disappointment. I can't say that I know what this beer is supposed to taste like. The cork (pork? for plastic cork) clearly made a good seal so I don't think it lost carbonation, I think secondary fermentation never happened. Bottom of the bottle had an unusually thick black layer of solids that mostly resisted swirling the last centiliter and did not have the expected taste of a yeast sediment.

De Proef's website portrays a company seriously dedicated to brewing, and the lineup of products is formidable especially given their intent to produce limited batches. I really liked Boerinneken and would pay a premium to get more of it, which makes this experience even more of a loss.

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Photo of AnchorsAndAxes
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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Lozen Boer from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 125 ratings