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

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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2008
A dark brown colored beer, with a big beige foamed head. The aroma of dark caramel, with a little chocolate notes and some dark fruits. The taste of dark fruits, like raisins and strawberries. Dark malts and a little sweet in the back. Also in the aftertaste some sweet notes. A good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5858) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Pours very dark brown with a dark crimson hue and a small tan head. The aroma has caramel, dates, biscuit milkiness, ice cream malt and candi sugar. This reminds me a bit of Des Roc Grand Cru and Brune. Medium / thick body with medium carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma traits with a bit of spice an milk chocolate added. the finish has a LOT of star anise presence. And very well constructed BSA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2008
Very dark brown beer, beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, malts and chocolate, a bit musty. Flavour is very soft and sweet, malty, dark chocolate, ripe fruits. Nice slightly bitter finish. Creamy and soft mouthfeel. Very good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is very musty and earthy with some candi sugar and dark fruit. Flavor is some burnt brown sugar and dark fruit with a little vinegar. Finish is no problem as the flavors are somewhat dulled as this goes down. Still this is a somewhat tasty Belgian and something to at least try for the aroma alone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Very nice beer, picked up in Bruges. Carmelized brouwn sugar, butterscotch, and a bit of smoky hops make up for an eminently drinkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
nice and quite balanced aroma. looks great, dark dark clear brown, light brown fine head. taste is sweet and "belgian" alc dominates more than neccessary, however, the rest is very well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Pours a rich, dark red, with a frothy, lasting, 1-finger off-white head - the aroma is an interesting, complex, but soft mixture of overripe fruit sweetness, and lightly tart apple and cherry skins - a little bit of earth and must add depth - the flavor is a bit on the sweet side, with none of the tartness the aroma hints at - still, it isn’t bad - brown sugar, baked apples, raisins, and cherries are all in the mix to make things interesting - there is a tiny bit of the earthy character from the aroma present - dries out a little in the finish, as notes of cocoa become apparent - a little bit of alcohol heat on the back end - quite an understated brew - if the flavor were more like the aroma, it would be a home run.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle at ŘLbaren. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Ryebread, licorice, chocolate, sweetness, raisins, light hoppy, yeasty, metallic. Just a belgian beer.....

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Aroma is candy sweet with a fruit tone. Color is a near solid amber with a big tall tight tan head. Taste is rich, sweet and fruity. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a rich sweet feel. Finish comes in sweet with brown sugar and dried fruit flavors, then a very faint bitterness with a slight orange peel taste. After taste is more sugar, then after a bit it seems a little dry. This is a very good brew, but it comes across a little sweet and sugary.


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