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

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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stefano (1957) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2012 Dark brown with fine white lasting head. Aroma of caramel malts, toffee, citrus, and some spices. Sweet malty nutty flavor with some hints of dark fruits. Malty finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Cold winter night beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2008
This one came across as an Abt. / Quad brewed with grape juice - like part dark Belgian beer, part wine. It has the dark brown color and great head of something like SB Abt. 12, is slightly more carbonated, and has the same flavor profile - dark fruits and spices. It definitely has grape juice notes, though - something I actually found to my liking. Great stuff, more of a dessert beer, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2008
One of my favorites from the belgian beer tasting in Boston 9/27/08. Wonderful fruit and caramel in perfect balance, with delicious coriander notes. Exemplifies why this is one of the best styles in my mind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2008
A light brown head with a deep brown body that shows garnet when held ot light. The aroma has some sweet pears and cinnamon. There is an interesting bit of earthy yogurt that is the base of the other smells. The taste has some sweet cola and plums. There is also some brown sugar molasses goodness, especially in the finish. The body is highly carbonated. A nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Sebletitje. Pours dark brown with a large tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, sweet malt, and yeast. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2008
Brought back from Belgium, bought at the brewery. Pours dark brown, with brownish head. Aroma, dark fruits, caramel malts. Taste, dark fruits (prune and cherry), hoppy and yeasty, medium carbonation. Cane sugar. A really fine ale filled with nice flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2008
330. Pours a deep grainy, nearly opaque ebony with a thick, surging, moussy tan head. Nice mild molasses and caramel nose, some licorice too. Very fruity and spicy. Sweet. Creamy medium body, very soft carb. Easy to drink, hides the alcohol well. Mid-palate doesn’t show much distinction, just the usual suspects from the nose coming around again. Bit thin. Neutral-ish finish. Nice and likable, but not going to knock you out and drag you home.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4529) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Deep, complex body and taste. Strangely enough, my first taste comparison would be to dogfishhead’s world wide stout. sweetm malty, deep carbonation and anise/orange peel. Dark, deep brown color, perfect creamy head that was tall and lasted for ages. Love the strong flavor but not my choice for this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle: Aroma is strong with orange, anise, nutmeg, and sweet malt. Flavor is more spice, orange, some clove. Very high but smooth carbonation. Very floral brew. Good. Worth the try.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2008
scent is of spices and fermented fruit with a little molasses as well. taste is a little bit spicy and has tones of fruit and molasses. mouthfeel is nice with average carbonation. finish is pretty smooth. nice brew.


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