Broederlijke Liefde (w/ Brian O'Reilly) | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Broederlijke Liefde (w/ Brian O'Reilly)Broederlijke Liefde (w/ Brian O'Reilly)

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brian O’Reilly of Sly Fox Brewing Company joins Dirk Naudts to create the fifth brew in the De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration series. This year’s collaboration celebrates the great brewing cultures of both Philadelphia and Gent.

Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love) is a slightly higher gravity interpretation of the saison style. It is fermented with two yeasts – a classic saison yeast as well as brettanomyces from an original gravity of 1066 (16.5 plato). These yeasts yield a dry and slightly spicy ale with a strong hint of farmhouse character that will continue to develop with age. The use of Target and Styrian Golding hops at 37 IBUs add floral aromatics and a balancing bitterness.

Broederlijke Liefde if the official Belgian collaboration ale of Philly Beer Week 2011. If you can’t join us in Philadelphia for our annual celebration in June please enjoy this creation in your own celebration of the international brewing community.

Added by rfgetz on 06-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours with some scattered bubbles, no head to speak of, looks about like peach juice, very hazy.
S: Incredibly juicy, a lot of peach, funk, and of course brett, there are some slightly tomato-esque notes, but not enough to be a bother and given its age it's a miracle there's not more of it.
T: The hay comes in very strong on this one, with a slightly astringent aftertaste and some definite graininess, there are fruity notes here but they are very understated, this beer is definitely bretty, but I would not for a second call it sour, this is definitely a more traditional saison. There is a definite vinous quality to this beer, but I honestly find this to be a bit more understate than most white wines that I have personally had. There is a biscuity malt quality here as well, but as with any beer that's has been under the influence of brett for as long as this beer has, most of the flavors are buried under the brett and take some digging to get at. Some hints of apple as well.
M: A very slight residual carbonation, Dry as hell.
O: This beer is seven years old. At this point, and I've had a few beers that were probably a bit older than they should have been but I haven't regretted a single experience doing this because it's an education you can't get with a fresh beer, you come to learn how the life cycle of a beer works by having a beer this old. So, if you see this beer, with its delightfully hideous label, covered in dust, sitting on a store shelf somewhere, buy it, look at it as an opportunity to learn, that's what beers of this age do for you, even if they don't taste great, you understand how beer evolves with a beer like this better than you will any other way. About the beer itself, if it were fresh and tasted like it does now, would it be good, no, not really (I have to wonder if a brown bottle and rubber cork was really the way to go with this one) but all things considered it's not bad and has held up remarkably well, honesty, I put a handicap on this beer because of its age and as such I was very generous with it, but if the carbonation had hung around it might have gotten a 4 to a 4.25 overall from me in earnest.

But a few moments later: Emptied out the bottled, the beer has warmed up, the taste has opened up considerably, this has held up very well, still doesn't blow my mind but it is indeed still quite good. PS: I never had this one fresh.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Blond yellow, with 1/2 a finger of head an not much lacing

S - Sour, vinegar,

T - The taste disappoints based on aroma expectations. Flat, lemon

F - Light body, low carbonation

O - A decent brew, but it doesn't pack a punch or have any unique qualities

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Photo of chippo33
2.4/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes. 750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A: Hazy gold under a stiff meringue like off white foam collar. Produces thick lace.
S: Sour, pepper, spicy, almost a little pumpkin, touch clove, coriander, pumpkin spices – maybe a little nutmeg on the nose with a hint of barnyard and wet horse blanket.
T: Spicy, over ripe fruit, peach, biscuit malt, slightly sweet up front, drying out on the finish with a light earthy hop accent.
M: Creamy above average carbonation gives the beer a moussey texture. Medium body.
O: Texture, nose and palate offer a definite Brett character in a well made saison.

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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Stinky and nasty in the best way possible.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of RBorsato
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of victory4me
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jrenihan
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Jakep2021
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Jonny41
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of jwg782
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MNBeer1017
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ThreeFishes
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of KMcG
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, earth, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earthy bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a very nice Brett presence in the aroma and flavor.

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Photo of draheim
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a Hennepin glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange w/ a fluffy white head that leaves behind some great patchy lace and a nice layer of sea foam sustained by lively carbonation.

Aroma is nicely vinous and funky. Clean pale malt fermented by wild yeast gives it a fruity, citrusy quality. Inviting.

Taste is tart, sharp and clean. Bright and mildly acidic without going over the top. Vinous, grassy, citrusy. Good balance.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, very refreshing. Medium-bodied, semi-dry finish.

Overall a very good, solid Brett fermented saison that hits all the right notes

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Broederlijke Liefde (w/ Brian O'Reilly) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 116 ratings