Abtsolution | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We are thrilled to welcome Daniel Carey of New Glarus Brewing Company as our 11th annual partner in this series. A long-time student of classic Belgian ales and early practitioner of Belgian-style brewing among American brewers, Daniel brings a rich and diverse background to this collaboration.

In the true spirit of this project, we have created a beer based on the classic Belgian Abt style, with unique Wisconsin contributions including Santiam and Chinook hops. To further highlight the Dairy State we've added lactose for extra mouthfeel and richness. The result is a dark ale with fruity esters, a velvety smooth palate and balancing wood notes from our use of French and American oak along with spicy hop notes. This ale is designed to drink now, but we believe will evolve beautifully over the next 1-2 years.

Enjoy Abtsolution with roasted meats, rich cheese and of course, friends. Cheers!

Added by jakea on 06-11-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
28
Ratings:
83
pDev:
6.6%
 
 
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1
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Photo of sjrider
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a a deep brownish mahogany with quickly receding off white head leaving scant bubbly lacing. Sweet stone fruit hits the senses as soon as I opened it. Taste follows with candy sugar,earthy wood ,yeast and some mild hoppiness. Finish is smooth and almost creamy with a hint of alcohol.

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Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Opening up this 2017 vintage now, almost exactly a year old I believe.

A: Pours a very very dark brown with reddish tinges. Tall and frothy tan head that sticks around excellently. Huge swatches of thick lacing. Top-notch appearance.

S: Sweet caramel and some toffee. Sugary (belgian candi?). Light earthy spices.

T: Very nice. Again, sugar and caramel with additional toffee here, up front anyway. Some mild hoppiness lending some fruitiness that I can't quite place. Lightly oaky, especially on the back end, along with a nice rush of booziness to balance out the sweetness. Some more of those hops on the back end again adding a little bit of bitterness and flavor.

M: Fairly heavy and creamy. Quite smooth really, with a nice bite of alcohol to balance it out.

O: Interesting BSDA. It's dark and sweet but boozy and hoppy and creamy at the same time. Not very traditional but a nice take on a classic style.

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Photo of Grinky
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Abtsolution pours a dark brownish color, with a small, lacing head. Big sweet aroma, with lots of dry fruits. Flavor is sweet, lots and lots of dry fruit,nice mellow candied flavors. Good body and feel. Overall, a very good beer, great complex flavors, nice to sip.

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Photo of Vylo
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mamaraza
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of videofrog
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nose is almost overwhelming. A Flemish touch to go with the fruit. Sandalwood and blackstrap coats the palate.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a dark brown amber hue with hints of yellow amber at the edges with backlighting. Thin skim of dark tan head quickly settles to a thin skim.
S: Yeasty raisin bread, cinnamon, sweet molasses, brown sugar, and toffee.
T: The yeasty raisin bread and cinnamon hit first, but then the hop notes emerge as secondary notes to the strong malt notes. Pine and tart citrus...but softened by the stronger malt notes. Cream, toffee, and brown sugar. Hints of oaky vanilla, cherry, and figs.
M: Soft (lactose) and supple (malts!) feel. Medium body. Layers of sweet malt with subtle hints of hop bitterness. Love the balance there. Spicy and fruity yeast characteristics. Nice lingering and maturing on the palate too.
D: This one really grew on me the further I got into it. Really enjoyed the multiple malt layers and the subtle secondary hop notes. I would recommend drinking this one fresh to fully enjoy this balance. I expect a lot from De Proef and Daniel Carey...and they delivered!

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Photo of WynnO
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luiz0930
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Growler Guys-Meridian. Dark pour, small bubbly head, fades quick. Smooth, slick, nice textures. Mild sweetness, nutty. Plums. Goes down easy and super tasty.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown body with good head and lace ring that sticks around for awhile. Aroma has notes of dark fruits like raisins and plums with some spicy yeast notes as well. Smooth, slightly creamy thanks to lactic addition, there is an oaky "red wine" sharpness in beer that covers a raisin/plum sweetness and has a clean finish. Interesting notes and good balance for a good beer that is interesting take on a Belgian quad.

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Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a goblet. Had 7/29/17.

Pours a dark ruby/amber, mostly opaque, with a half inch head and a fair amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of yeast, malt, lactose, grapes, plums, dates, light vanilla, some toffee, light cherries, spices. The taste is malt, grapes, dates, raisins, lighter plums, some figs and caramel, light wine, a light hop bitterness. Not picking up the lactose here. Smooth, a good medium body, carbonated a little on the high side.

Kind of a different twist on a BSDA, lots of grapes, the hops are a nice touch. I’m obviously writing this from notes, and I have a positive memory of this. But, it seems like it could have been much better. Had a pretty high price point, too. I think those last two thoughts stopped me from getting another bottle.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chico1985
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 83 ratings