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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: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nereus (5) - - AUG 21, 2015 does not count
0.33l bottle at home. Bought from Turnhout, Belgium. Pours dark brown with generous fizzy tan head. Smells to raisins, sweet apples, apricot, a lot of licorice, roasted barley, sandalwood and caramel, a hint of alcohol. Some coriander. Taste is sweet with some savory notes. Carbonation above average, palate round, smooth, oily. Aftertaste short, intense, very sweet. A very sweet beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22834) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottled@Cambrinus, Bruges. Black colour, big off-white head. Aroma is liquorice, toffee, alcohol, some mild wood as well as some raisins. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, some toffee, mild wood and some herbal and slight raisins to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
.33l in Peja, Kosovo. Dark, red-tinged brown. Cherry, dark fruit, some slight sour, vinegar. Adriatic dark fruit. Rich, a bit caramel-cherry sweet. some unplaceable fruit. Lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2015
33 cl bottle @ Cambrinus, Bruges. Aroma has sweet ripe fruits, toffee and nuts. Feels sweet. Flavour has minerals, licorice, toffee candy and licorice root. A bit too foamy palate. Too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3395) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy brown body with ruby glints and a thin, off-white foamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with fruity hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its fair taste carries woody and herbal notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
txspartan (985) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2015
Chicory and some candy sugar aroma and flavour. Soft carbonation. Decent head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (324) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2015
33cl bottle at bar Brasserie de la Madeleine, Brussels. Absolutely beautiful dark red, brown black, gloomy ruby brew with little beige head. The flavours are full of dark fruits and blue grapes. The taste is lovely soft, even with little malt flavours. The sweet notes are subtle too - for I expected loads of sugarness. The finish is fairly short. Too bad. Yet the spiritful ending with old brown character is not a bad one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (716) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
Dark brown with a slight tinge of red. Big creamy head. Super creamy texture with a nice malty taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (798) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
Roodbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is zoet en licht bitter, chokolade en caramel. Zou iets intenser mogen om echt goed te zijn. Smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
paulvanpelt (403) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
Helder kastanjebruin met lichtbeige schuim. Licht rokerig, mout, suiker, dadel. Zoet, licht zuur en licht bitter. Waterig, levendig co2, medium body.

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