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

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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Corked bottle. Very opaque, dark brown pour with a medium head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity with a hint of licorice. Flavor of roasted malts, fruit, licorice and slight coriander aftertaste. Medium bodied. Very smooth with a nice carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (883) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2008
11.2 oz. bottle at Flat Rock Saloon. Poured dark brown with fizzy light tan head. Highly carbonated. Very sweet. Lots of caramel, nuts, and roasted malty flavor. A pleasant surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2481) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Beautiful, slowly diminishing light brown head. Dark red-brown body. Sweet, fruity, spicy, liqourice, little metallic, with a bitter finish. A "powerful" beer to finish of a long session (you will still be able to taste it!?!).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
Dark brown with a pumped up thick head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits and a deep malty baseline. Fat and oily palette with lively carbonation and flavours of marzipan, chocolate, pepper and some orange. A grand beer!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very dark chestnut brown with creamy foamy tan head. Aroma is dark fruits and chicolate. Taste is semi-sweet with ripe juicy fruits, plum, pear. A little dry chocolaty honey flavor in the finish. Mature complex taste. Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2008
NIce, tight, foamy, bubbly cream-coloured head, with smallish bubbles, which keep up nicely until you begin to drink. Deep, dark colour with a red glow at the edges when held up to the light. Mild yet fresh aroma. I couldn’t detect a great amount of the flavours advertised on the bottle (star anize, orange peel, coriander), only slightly in the aftertaste. Somewhat bitter, but not overly. Moderately dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2406) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Massively overrated. Pours a mahogany color with some reddish highlights. Head is tope colored amd medium sized with a nice and thick feel. Nose is muted mostly of sugar and spice. Taste is entirely lacking. Almost no taste to this beer. A little bit of bread and candi sugar, but other than that nothing. Finish is short.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Draught at Zythos Beer Festival 2008. Very dark brown with a small beige head. Strong spicy notes, nutmeg in particular, and some roasted dark chocolate. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Slightly sweet initially, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4333) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Dark reddish brown in color with a pretty decent head. Aromas have strong fruit and spiced smells. That continues into the flavors and contributes to a nice taste. Sweet finish with a pleasant amount of alcohol warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2008 First rating
(75 cl bottle at Bishops Arms, V Hamng, Göteborg)
Shared with deft
Labeled "Floreffe Brune - Bruin"
BB 2005, no date label
Clear dark reddish brown color, medium sized tan head. Acidic, wood and red wine scent, a bit dry and sweet. Sweet and spicy, caramel taste. Sweet aftertaste. Scent and taste is very different. When I first semled I thought "this will taste like Duchesse de Bourgogne" but it sure didn’t. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Some chocolate in the back.
6/3/8/3/14=3.4

Second rating
(Draught at Cafè 3 Små Rum, Göteborg)
On March 18, 2008
Dark brown color, smallish tan head. Sweet, sugar and a bit fruity scent. Big sweet and refreshing taste. Some fruits, yoghurt and a bit of smoke. Spicy and sweet aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/3/8/4/15=3.7


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