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


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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, shared with my wife. Medium chestnut brown colour, medium beige head. This beer presents a decent malt structure, but is overpowered by a black licorice presnce. If the body was bigger, then maybe th licorice thing would wok better, but s it I, the beer came across as unbalanced and a tad thin (yes, even at 8%).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpkinhead2 (311) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Bière brune foncée aux reflets rouge, plutôt limpide quoique quelques toutes petites particules en suspension soient visibles, très bonne effervescence, et surmontée d’un large col moka, dense et mousseux, qui se réduit doucement en laissant une certaine dentelle sur les parois du verre. Arômes de caramel et de fruits foncés bien mûrs voire confits (raisin, cerise noire, datte, figue, prune/pruneau…), avec du pain grillé, céréale rôtie, pâtisserie, gâteau aux dattes, abondantes épices (clou de girofle, muscade, piment de la Jamaïque…), et subtiles notes de chocolat, de noisette, de fumée et de vanille. Excellente nez! Très agréable, complexité très élevée, très bonne intensité. En bouche, pétillement moyen sur la langue, breuvage plutôt mousseux, onctuosité moyenne au palais, légèrement moelleuse et veloutée. Au goût, pain grillé, céréale rôtie, fruits foncés bien mûrs voire confits, léger caramel, léger chocolat. Pas aussi sucré qu’anticipé, présence d’une légère acidité, épices présentes mais beaucoup plus subtiles qu’au nez, finale légèrement amère, pointe d’alcool. Moins intéressante, complexe et intense en bouche qu’au nez. Ça reste néanmoins très bon comme bière, définitivement la meilleure de la série Floreffe (elle porte bien son nom!). On pourrait aisément la qualifier de «Quadrupel Light».

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (315) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours dark brown with loads of pillowy beige head. Nose is banana, clove, slightly dusty, dark fruits, toffee. Flavor is dark fruit, strong raisin, clove, vinious red wine character, toasted nut character on the finish. Fairly heavy mouthfeel, slight warming alcohol. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (332) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. An opaque dark brown with a ruby hue and a velvety tan head. Intense aroma of dry fruits, toffee, dark chocolate and alcohol. Heavy and robust, with a strong roasted backbone and a subtle alcohol finish. Rich, warming and very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (125) - MEXICO - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle, 750ml. A dark beer with a reddish hue at the bottom and a big foamy head with beautiful lacing. Aroma is very complex, mainly of pecan nuts, spices, alcohol, caramel and toasted malt. Taste is bitter and goes slightly sour at the end. Very rich and robust with a considerable amount of carbonation and astringency. Overall a great beer and definitely one I would always try to keep in my cellar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rikstar (688) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
0,33l fles bij bryan, donkerbruin met minimaal crème schuim. Geur Is bruine suiker. Smaak Is zoet met wat gist prikkeling. Geen topper

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenOver (52) - SLOVENIA - JUL 24, 2014
Aroma is strong and resembles roasted coffe. Sweetness in the aroma is evident. Pours with a lot of head! and is roasted black in appearance. The beer has a lot of character, a lot of different, sweet notes. Great body. A very good beer! Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (402) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2014
33 cl bottle, bb 10/2015. Aroma of fruits, plumes, alcohol, licorice. Pours browns, beige head, clear, light sparkling. Taste is toffee, chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, brown sugar. Bitter finish, dry fruity. Alcohol mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rok1024 (1065) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 13, 2014
Deep red brown appearance, large and strong medium lasting head. Malty caramel aromas, notes of dark fruits and dried sweet fruits. Very balanced sweetness and complexity, rich palate but medium palate length. Overall top quality Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TtV (39) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Dark, almost black with light creamy head. Aroma is lovely sweet, but the taste is quite complex. The double characteristics are there, but there’s some kind of sourness in it. Can’t say I don’t like it. Not an easy drinker though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1146) - DENMARK - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle@home on the terasse. Huge well lasting foam. Very dark brown. Pleasant Almond phenol notes. Fruity esters. Somae alcoholic flavours. Peppery alcoholic mouthfeel. Strong warming heavy gently body. Complex.

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