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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Bosbouw's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1605) - Gemonde, - APR 6, 2014
Roodbruine kleur met een volle crème kraag. Ruikt fruit, zoetig en mout. Smaakt beetje zoet, herfstfruit, vanille. Iets bittere afdronk.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8365) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle at Porteuse D’Eau. It pours deep red-brown with a decent pale beige head. The nose is sweet, candy, dried fruits, fruit cake, candy, caramel and caramelized banana. The taste is sweet candy sugar, caramel, raisin, toasty, sultana, date, roasty, alcohol boost and earth with a lightly sweet finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Good Belg Strong. Major boost.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2015
(bottle) hazy deep ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of floral hops and powdered sugar, with a hint of talcum powder, pears and some light yeast. flavour is mostly roasted malts and more talcum powder, with a touch of caramel, some banana skins and alcohol in the finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1146) - USA - APR 17, 2015
Drunk from 33cl bottle in bar in Brussels. Strong sweet sour beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (780) - LATVIA - APR 17, 2015
Dark brown with medium beige bit creamy head. Sour winey aroma. Complex taste starting with fruity wine sourness mixed with good bitterness of roasted malt and hops. Slight bitter aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
teddybeer (2526) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 8, 2015
Brown color with a beige head, high cabonation and good lasting. Aroma has notes of toasted malts with caramelish notes. Flavor is slightly malty, light toasty. Slightly watery final with light sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1800) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy fruits dark fruits and some hops flavor malts spicy some caramel fruits dark fruits and hops

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1072) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
Tasted 17/3/15 at Ieper, Belgium. BB 22 10 16. Poured a semi-translucent red-brown colour with a one’s to two-finger light tan foamy head that retained poorly but laced OK. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma quite sweet of malt and dark fruits. Taste of not too sweet caramel; alcohol well hidden. Light body. Smooth, quite sweet and different to other brown beers but one at a time is enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (216) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
Robe brune. Nez sur le malt, les épices, le caramel, le cacao, la banane. Bouche à l’attaque ample, belle mousse, rétro de café et de caramel, milieu de bouche équilibré et longue finale caramelisée. Une belle bière brune, épicée, mais qui garde de la fraîcheur.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brew_xls (17) - - FEB 21, 2015
APPEARANCE is nice, really clear dark brown wit red reflects and a thin foam stays after the large bubbles vanished in 1’. AROMA is caramel, vanilla, nuts bubblegum, butterscotch, woody, leather, dough and liquorish, overall sweet but fresh smell. TASTE is sweet but not too much. Some slight bitterness but nothing dry. Nothing complex but balanced anyway. PALATE is nicely balanced too, not really dense but medium body and medium creamy, average carbonation, that come trough the palate nicely. Palate is long with strong dark fruits and woody cherry coming to the end of it. Bottle from BK in Teku glass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6418) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, raisins, toffee and sweet malt. Flavor is moderat to heavy sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light moderate carbonation, a slightly oily mouthfeel and alcohol warmth in the finish.


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