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

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BA SCORE
4.1/5
Exceptional
115 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
115
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a yellowish-orange body with a very slight hazy to it. Each additional pour grows hazier. There is a gentle carbonation supporting a cobweb thick bubble mass of snow white head. A lovely Belgian lace forms after each sip.

S- The full saison yeasty character has fresh dandelion flowers and floral hops blending with a wet stones and fresh rain aroma in the finish.

T- The classic fruity sasion yeasty esters have some bright herbal pungent hops to follow with a nice cheese rind brett character grown in the dry finish. There is a nice pungent dandelion flowers and fresh cut alfalfa taste that lingers into a great brett grapefruit pith aftertaste.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a nice spicy fizz in the finish that really enhances the flavors in the finish.

O- This beer has a full pungent hops blended with great saison yeast character and nice aged brett flavors. This reminds me of summer in a glass. It is a beer you could just sniff and sniff and the flavor is even more delicious.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Not bad being over a year old. A nice fizzy full inch of head a top of some colorful clear yellow gold beer.

S - Man this is what I want in a saison big notes of Brett, funky yeasts, lemon peel, and some fruity zest.

T - Not very sour but balanced enough to hide the ABV. Smooth crisp funky yeast and floral hops meets some lemon zest bitterness. Not bad

M - Very smooth drinks with a medium body despite the high ABV. Quite smooth.

Overall picking it up for 5 bucks was well worth it. Such a great take on the style and drinks smooth.

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but probably brewed in 2011. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, peach, grass, hay, pepper, herbal, earth, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity; very fruity and tropical from the Brett. Taste of lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, pepper, peach, citrus rind, hay, floral, grass, wheat, earth, and yeast spiciness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, citrus rind, pepper, peach, grass, hay, floral, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor complexity and balance; with a nice malt and spicy ester balance; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett Saison. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; and extremely smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering as expected.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy light to medium golden yellow in color. The beer has a finger tall dense white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Quite a strong aroma of barnyard funk and brett in the smell of this beer along with some lighter notes of floral hops and touches of vinegar acidity. Additionally, there is a light amount of lemongrass spiciness in the finish of the smell.

T: Starts out with some pale malt flavors and quite a bit of spicy yeast (peppery). There are also light amounts of tartness and funkiness contributed by the presence of brett. Additionally there is a light flavor of citrus/lemon rind.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Very dry in the finish.

O: Quite a bit of complexity in this beer and very enjoyable. Probably my favorite beer in this series of collaborations this brewery has done - definitely one to get again.

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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy and dark yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down a bit and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: The smell has balanced aromas of sourness from the brett and spicy hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather complex and has initial notes of sour flavors and lingering spiciness from the hops in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Hints of dryness become apparent as the beer warms up.
O: This is a very interesting saison because it has just enough brett to make things interesting but still preserves the characteristic spices of the style.

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3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Imbibed at Good Karma on 9/7/12.

Pours an opaque metallic orange with delicate white head. Lots of lemon and vinegar up front in the nose. A little sweet berry as well. Some biscuity malt comes out with a coaxing swirl. Feel is tingling off the bat from carbonation. Sweet malt and some mild spices followed by an earthy, grassy hop bitterness that is significant. The hoppy bitterness stays with you a while too, probably the American influence. I get the Brett, but it's not too funky. Definitely giving it a slightly puckering feeling, but not overboard by any means. Feel is middling while the finish is dry.

Digging this one. Would love to see how it ages. The sweetness with the bitter end makes it interesting and complex. Ultimately, though, the vinegar and honey-sweet flavor drags this one down a bit, so that should explain the overall score I gave it.

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Broederlijke Liefde (w/ Brian O'Reilly) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 115 ratings
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