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Lefebvre Floreffe Prima Melior (Meilleure)

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Brewed by Brasserie Lefebvre
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rebecq-Quenast, Belgium

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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (842) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 7, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL. Look: clear dark ruby-brown, small beige head with decent retention. Aroma: intense dried fig with a nice dry nuttiness notes and light toasty notes. Taste: quite sweet and rich, dried fruit, some warming alcohol at the beginning, light roasty bitterness. An excellent rich beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (261) - CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours clear amber-brown with cola red highlights, a short and short-lived light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. Nose is brown sugar and boozy dark fruit, mild spice. Taste is moderate candi sugar sweetness, apple fruitiness and fruitcake spices, slight sour/tart. Medium body, prickly sustained carbonation, with an off-dry mild bitter lingering finish. Probably the best of the Floreffe offerings I’ve tried. I’m not going to break my neck trying to get any more, you understand - this is just the best of a fairly mediocre bunch. Kind of a boozy medium-dark fruitcake, that somebody got confused while marking, and added apples. (What is it with Floreffe and apples? Every one of those beers tastes like apples. Must be their house yeast.) It’s very, very similar to the Dubbel, except with a little more pronounced nose and a much more noticeable booziness. Definitely falls short of greatness, and there are definitely many better examples of the style to be had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2014
Clear, dark red Brown. Frothy, unstable offwhite head. Aroma has malt, dried fruit and alcohol. flavour is has spice, yeast and more dried fruit, red apples. Alcohol towards finish. Bitter sweet ending with hints of chocolate and hops. Nice complexity, rather well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3454) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle @ gollem . Pours very dark brown . Good white head . Smell is intense, sweet, earthy , complex, some metallicness . Bit of leaves . Little bitter in the back . Aftertaste is chocolaty and earthy , with a light bitterness . Touch to high carbo . Taste is sweet , earthy , some chocolate aspects . Easy drinkable . Good mouthfeel .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (361) - LATVIA - SEP 23, 2014
Mild malty aroma. Dark, almost black with small white head. A bit too sweet for me, remaining roasted caramel note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (115) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 19, 2014
Bellissimo l’aroma della birra, per la varietà di odori che si percepiscono. Dall’odore della prugna secca, a quello della cannella, passando per la liquirizia ed il coriandolo oltre che il lievito. La birra è color ebano, con una schiuma persistente che però non sembra particolarmente compatta. Ma è soffice, ed abbastanza voluminosa. La birra è impenetrabile. Il sapore è amarognolo, si sente la prugna ma soprattutto la liquirizia. Sulla lingua inizialmente ha un gran bell’impatto. Carbonatazione media, corpo medio ma tendende allo scarso, giusto però per nascondere l’alcool che arriva alla fine. Il sapore finale è di prugne secche leggermente amaricanti, con la punta di liquirizia. Caldo ma non lunghissimo il finale, almeno all’inizio . continuando la birra diviene migliore. Il sapore è splendido, caldissimo e dolce prima del finale abboccato quasi amaricante. Il bello della bevuta è che il sorso è pastoso, pieno. La bocca ringrazia.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HammerTroll (515) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2014
Clear brown color, big off-white head. Unpleasant fig aroma. Also strong fig taste, figs, figs, figs, some dark fruit, caramel and marzipan. And figs. Medium body, average carbonation. Marzipan was interesting part, but I really don’t like figs.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bryanvdv (563) - - SEP 12, 2014
Donkerbruin met creme kraag. Geur is niet heel sterk. Zoet heeft wel de boventoon. Ook in de smaak voornamelijk zoet. Licht zuurtje bij de afdronk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (853) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 2, 2014
Couleur brune très sombre, fort col de mousse beige. Nez de figue, fruits noirs, malt, cassonade. Gout de prune, sucre candy, malt d’orge, fruits secs, sucre de canne, note houblonné. Corps leger et rond en bouche. Pas mal!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (544) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
Very dark brown color with reddish hue, huge off white head. Aroma of figs, malts, brown sugar, honey. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Medium sweet taste. Not bad, but not my cup of tea also.


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