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Vander Ghinste Brasserie LeFort

Brewed by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bellegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Established 1854. By Felix Verscheure, greatgrandfather of Omer Vander Ghinste, in Kortrijk. Brasserie LeFort became part of the Brewery Omer Vander Ghinste in 1911. LeFort is a dark, complex ale with an intense taste. Refermented in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ferrinche (51) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - FEB 6, 2016
Muy buena Ale belga, muy equilibrada, sin rastro de sabor alcohólico, muy al estilo de la Rochefort 8, con la graduación alcohólica perfecta para que uno note todos los matices apreciables. La verdad muy recomendable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12170) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottled at La Fleur en Papier Doré, Brussels. Dark brown with cream head. Sweetish, fruity, malty beer, fairly rich with a sultana / raisin note. Quite smooth and easy on the palate but not as complex as the deScription would suggest. It’s fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vincentvega72 (217) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2016
Roodbruin helder bier met plakkerige witte schuimkraag. Zoet aroma van kersen, caramel, siroop, beetje likeurachtig. Smaakt ook zoet, beetje plakkerig. Doet me in de verte wat denken aan de Urthel Samaranth. Warme afdronk. Beetje te zoet voor mij persoonlijk maar voor de rest prima bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6517) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 3, 2016
Tap at Paters Vaetje, Antwerp. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy white head and lots of clingy lace. The aroma is rich sweet malt, raisins, red berry fruits, some alcohol. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a smooth fruity, sweet malt, light dry yeast, light hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (534) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is dark brown colored and has a stable cream colored head, with livingly CO2. The aroma is malty and fruity, with tones of chocolate and caramel, and some hints of raisins and a little alcohol. The taste is full bodied, sweet and complex with notes from the aroma and in the end a nice and intense bitterness with warming alcohol notes. The finish is light dry, bitter and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3403) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Aroma of sweet yeast ester, caramel, raisin and nuts. Taste has hazelnut, raisin, caramelised malt and yeast. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyhallmanti (126) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours a darkbrown colour with a reddish glow. A decent off-white head which depletes quite fast. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, raisins, caramel. Taste is nicely balanced between bitter and sweetness. Finish is dry with a slight sourness. Notes of raisins, caramel, toffee, herbs, roasted malts. Texture is oily with decent carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (704) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2015
Dark brown color with beige head. Sweet malty flavor with fruity tones. Taste of dark fruit, caramel with a dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
OnlyRogueAngel (42) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
Clear dark chocolate brown colour with a creamy pale head that laces down the glass. Surprisingly fruity for a caramel, chocolate and malt dark beer. Smooth and light on the tongue, with a herb and dark malt aftertaste. Far lighter than you would think an 8.5 vol. would be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7210) - ITALY - NOV 6, 2015
bottle noce buona schiuma media persistenza naso fruttato lievito filo banana bubble gum corpo medio zuccherina

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