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

bottled
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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).


Ober's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, - MAY 12, 2013
A clear golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of fruits like citrus with some orange with hop notes. The taste is fruity like citrus a little nettle and some hop. The aftertaste is sweet with some hop notes. It’s not that hoppy as the name suggests.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9607) - 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 (2087) - 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 (1225) - 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 (1246) - 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 (115) - 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 (3260) - 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 (12816) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (716) - 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 (1094) - 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 (620) - 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.


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