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

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Bottled 33cl. It pours a very dark brown beer with creamy, surprisingly lightly tanned head. Sour nose with hints of wood, soy sauce, caramel and crackers accompanied by seawater. Sour taste with musty components showing up. Extremely beautiful lacing. Excellent appearance. Candy, crackers, figs and mushrooms appearing. Low bitterness. Woody. Slight hint of soy sauce. Woody finish. Not worth purchasing again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2008
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle)
Reddy brown, decent but brief tan head. Strange savoury aroma, asparagas perhaps, at first? Spices reside deeper, and only later did the quite powerful banana component take over as the main aroma. Quite lively in the mouth, but still pleasantly smooth. Over-ripe banana is the first punchy taste, but the savoury side takes over quickly and it’s a pile of roasy grains and a final big hoppy bite. Covers the alcohol very well until briefly after swallowing, when there’s a lovely fruity waft in the mouth that rises up the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2008
750ml corked bottle. Murky deep brown-amber color, with a nice frothy head. Deep, rich, and malty with a significant spice. Mellow brown candi sugar, anise, and orange peel all come across in the aroma as well as the taste. Smooth and creamy, a little dryness intertwined with the warming of the alcohol. Excellent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
11 oz bottle courtesy of unclemike. Pours a dark brown color with a large sudsy khaki head and plenty of lacing. The aroma is musty with sweet dark fruits, candy sugar and a hint of alcohol. The flavor shows a bit of cola, dates, prunes and a theres that touch of alcohol again. The mouthfeel was a bit thin with the carbonation quickly dissipating and leaving this concoction mostly flat after ten minutes in the glass. The finish was long and dry. Overall: Not my favorite Belgian strong.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1579) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2008
Malt hop aroma with a slight hint of bitterness smokeyness. Dark brown black colour with good head and lacing. Bitter malt hop flavour. Smooth palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gerardoluna (193) - MEXICO - MAY 30, 2008
Boom! a great shoot in mouth!!! Excelent look, the head is amazing, the aroma is deep, in mouth the coffee and the dark fruit is great, the finish is dry but gentile. Another GREAt Belgian beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12577) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle at Cafe Erasmus in Brugge. Deep dark aromas of fruit, dark malt, and a touch of coffee. Very dark brown color with a huge lacing tan head. Flavor is dark fruit; dark malt and hop. This is slightly sweet, but finishes rather smooth and dry, with a hint of prune.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3515) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Dark brown to black with super foamy top. Lovely yeasty aroma with sour notes and farmhouse qualities with piquant pepperiness and some dashes of orange and uric acid rounding it out. Farmhouse flavor with sour, uric notes and a strong yeasty backbone of flavor. Quite complex. Reminds me vaguely of some of Fantome’s offerings. Perhaps some interesting star-anise in the mix.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Cola colored pour, nice tannish head, firm lacing. Nose is nice dark fruit, rye crust and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is lightly tart, deep sugars, mild hint of the orange and anise as it warms. There is a mild boozy component that works well with the other flavors. Good stuff, though the spicing is a bit unusual.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Sweet fruitiness in the aroma. Some malt and yeast notes come through as well. Dark cola colored. The start is very sweet and fruity with some orange notes and some spices come through in the finish. Well rounded but not much orange is apparent, which could be good or bad depending on what you prefer.


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