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

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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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forte, amère et blonde


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1876) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
33cl fliptops bought 2013, on draught @Waterhuis a/d Bierkant, Gent - backlog. Pours eminently Belgian golden-copper with mountainous rocky head, barely contained by its tall bulb glass. Never really hoppy enough to justify its name, but pleasantly herbal and fresh on draught to deal with the toasty Belgian ale substratum of lean & laden Vienna/caramalts and excess oomph. Elegantly balanced and solidly bitter hopped (East Kent Goldings? + Fuggle?) considering that amped abv, but relying on a traditional recipe, merely packing some gentle surplus floral and earthy aroma hops. Drinks almost as easily as a UK ESB at double its strength, not necessarily offering twice the subtlety in taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2143) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Flaska från Beernavigator. Disig gyllenfärgad med ett högt kompakt långsamt sjunkande skum som lämnar fina gardiner. Doft av jäst, lite källare, hö och örter. Stor kropp med värmande alkoholen, skummig och rund i munnen fruktig sötma, söta äpplen och päron, lite honung, påtaglig beska som är örtig och lite för stor och som inte riktigt känns integrerad och summan blir därför inte lika elegant och fruktig som Duvels humlade varianter. Men ganska gott är det.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (222) - - SEP 4, 2014
33cl flesje bij Boterhal, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 8,3% Uitgeschonken in originele hoge Hopen glas Uiterlijk: blond, witte schuimkraag, veel koolzuur Aroma en smaak: redelijk bitter, al vind ik het meevallen als op het etiket 'straf, bitter en blond' staat vermeld. Conclusie: lekker biertje, goed mondgevoel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregorymconway (127) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 750ml bottle from St. Veronus. Received to Veronus 03/14, no bottled date. Diam classic corked bottle. Abundant white frothy head. Traditional Euro IPA floral notes on aroma. Not as hoppy as expected. Alcohol and herbalness on finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14015) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from a colleague at work. Clear gold lasting thick white head. It’s an ok strong Belgian blond. It’s fine. A bit bland. A bit boozy. Fine but very simple Belgian ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkam (186) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a big head. Aroma of fruity, floral with a hint of malt. Taste is bready, malty, lemon with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (557) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 24, 2014
Blonde grosse carbo et gros collet. Aromes fruités et fleuris. Un peu sucrée mais bien contrebalancée par l’amertume.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a golden yellow colour, consistent haziness with a frothy white head. Aroma is quite subtle with a little fruitiness and some floral scents. The taste is unique and quite sweet with a noticeable bitter kick in the sip. Light body, thinner mouth feel, and lively carbonation. Interesting beer overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
One of the new generation of ’tripel hop’ beers in Belgium, holding the middle between the old, family brewer’s tripel and the new IPAs micro breweries come up with these days. A great success for Lefebvre and hopped with no less than five hop varieties (so technically I shouldn’t have used the term "tripel" hop, but you get my drift). A golden blonde beer with a thick, stable, cream white head and fruity main character adorned with yeasty spiciness and a long, complex, grassy, herbal, peppery hoppiness, not quite as bitter as in a real IPA, but still. The deposit is supposed to be served separately in a small liquor glass, as is sometimes done with oude geuze or Orval.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (103) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Smells of cherries and wood, very unique earthy aroma! Imported by a college station, TX company=random GIG EM! The intricate strong fruit and subtle hops with mellow malts makes this awesome!


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