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Lefebvre Hopus Primeur 2013

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

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dry-hopped version of the Hopus. This version also uses 6 hops instead of 5, the sixth being an American hop (Citra).


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, hop, little grass, little sweet and medium bitter. Very nice.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
found a bottle, shared it, poured a hazy amber colour with a big white head. hop profile is getting very weak, sweet taste, weird aftertaste, more like a barley wine. bollte says best befor 02-2015. but i think they should move that date till ’14

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flip_soeperman (471) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Citra is very obvious in the aroma, which makes it quite nice, however the taste is bitter, with some sweetness, however there is not a clean yeast character which makes it muddy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (1560) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
Has different hops than the original and tastes a bit more bitter and sharp. Nice as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1345) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of hops, yeast and wheat. Fresh, bitter taste with some sweetness.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cyrilhenriquet (45) - - DEC 29, 2013
Pas aussi "hoppée" que son nom ne le laisserait supposer, mais ça reste une option agréable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013

Bottle 330ml. w. swing top @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].

Clear medium yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, pale malt, fruity, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, grass - silage, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130831]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (820) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
33 cl. swing-top bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Clear golden with a big white head. Hoppy aroma with some citrus in it. Like the normal Hopus, one of the better Belgian blond ales.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (234) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2013
Couleur or legerement trouble. Bcp de mousse. Tres bon nez de houblon floral et citronné. Tres bon gout de houblon (fort) et citron. Fin de bouche avec petite amerume houblonné et zeste de citron. Vraiment super.... manque juste un peu de corps. Super rafraichissante!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle (33 cl swing-top) from beergusto.be. Clear godlen, large rocky white head. Grainy and slightly bisquity malt aroma; piney, citric and floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Dry with slightly harsh bitterness.


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