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Lefebvre Hopus Primeur 2013

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

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Dry-hopped version of the Hopus. This version also uses 6 hops instead of 5, the sixth being an American hop (Citra).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits and bitter hops

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (810) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
Old rating added. from the backlog. 33cl bottle Appearance: Slightl hazy golden with a large white head,, leaving a nice amount of lacing. Aroma: grassy Hops,citrus and light Belgian yeast. Taste: grass and light citrus hops. Light spicey yeast. Medium bitter and sweet. Light-Medium body, soft carbonation

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xXbaptisteXx (73) - - NOV 19, 2014
Il faut la servir très doucement car elle mousse beaucoup ; Elle est blanche est assez épaisse Elle est de couleur caramel, elle est trouble Au nez on retrouve le zeste de citron un petit peu le gingembre aussi En bouche va ressentir des notes de fruits secs,gingembre,confit de citron. Elle ne reste pas trop longtemps en bouche et l'amertume est correct. A profité d'en boire une quand l'opportunité se présente !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2014
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy copper-orange beer under a solid foamy head; nice lace; grassy and with notes of lemongrass, light soapy; full-bodied, moderate bitterness; aftertaste of candied caramel, grass and hints of citrus

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Further building on the success of Hopus, Lefebvre made this variation in 2013 with a sixth, American hop added as well as dry-hopping applied to it. Thick, snow white, creamy head, light blond colour with greenish hue. Refined aroma of ’green’ grassy, citrussy and leafy hops, lemon, grapefruit, tonic water, caramel, mineral water, pepper, apple peel. Fresh citrussy onset, malt sweetness, round fruitiness, more and more shifting to a delicate, refined and complex hop profile, ensuring an exciting and satisfying, dry and spicy finish. Delightful.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1273) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle@home. Huge foam. Clear golden. Clove herbal notes. Slight peppery floral spicyness. Dry dry. Well balance. Like it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
De gewone Hopus is zo rijk van smaak en zo lekker, jammer dat ze dat bij de primeur blijkbaar niet konden klaarkrijgen

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Daanminator (166) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
De variant op de gewone hopus is me niet bevallen. grootte schuimkraag en mooie kleur maar een uitgesproken smaak die ik niet zo lekker vondt.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3307) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Bardzo bardzo dobre bogato smakowe piwo. Tresciwe, slodowe i chmielne. Aromatyczne juz po wystrzeleniu porcelanki hucznym glosem i po srogim dymku do mojego nosa dotarl zapach swiezego chmielu cytrusowego, wiec pewnie ta Citra. W smaku slodowosc sie nieco oclania, a po przelknieciu mila goryczka ktora jest dloga i wyrazna. Piwo metnawe zlotawe i o pieknej borzliwej pianie bardzo trwalej wielkiej i slimakowej. Podczas degustacji niewielki smak alkoholowej nuty sie wdal ale chmielna gorycz zaraz to tlamsila.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Flip top 330ml (Saveur)
Golden color, huge white head. Musty, grainy aroma. Medium-bodied. Overriped lychee, peach and grain. Not very fresh. Sticky sweet and papery. Citra almost unexistent.


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