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


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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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forte, amère et blonde

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (398) - FRANCE - NOV 12, 2014
Superbe robe blonde dorée limpide. Magnifique et abondant col de mousse bulleuse, retombant doucement en laissant une belle dentelle car continuellement alimentée par des milliers de petites bulles qui remontent du fond du verre ! Au nez, on est bien en belgique, on retrouve la levure, miel, aômes un peu fruités de houblon : citron, herbes fraiches et enfin le malt. En bouche, on retrouve les houblons qui sont plus présents que dans une dtong ale belge classique, saveurs herbeuses, bonne amertume, alcool bien présent, légèrement sucrée, grosse carbo. Une bonne belge avec un bon surplus de houblon !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
330ml fliptop bottle - Oddly enough, found this one while shopping at Cost Plus (which to be honest, isn’t all that bad of a place to look for beer). It really reminds me more of a tripel than a BSA, but whatever. A nicely malted aroma, slightly toasty, moderately hoppy with some light pitted fruit and wet grass. Nice mouthfeel, solid flavor profile of sweet fruit-cocktail, light yeast, and spicy/acidic-like finish. The spicy finish and the fruit-cocktail finish almost reminded me of some kind of marzipan. Good, but one bottle was sufficient.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nor (2) - - NOV 2, 2014 does not count
Zeer lekker blond bier. Vooral het feit dat je er een extra glaasje bij krijgt om het bezinksel op te vangen zodat je zelf de smaak mee kan bepalen is een plus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (793) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ home from supermarket. Ambrata velata, con schiuma bianco sorca, non molto fine abbastanza persistente. Aroma non molto intenso e poco persistente ma veramente gradevole. Floreale, di gelsomino, zucchero candito, lievito belga, luppolo aromatico. Gusto abboccato all’ingresso, dove ritrovo lo zuccherino ed il dolce floreale, poi vira su un finale secco e improvviso. Abbastanza calda, non molto rotonda, ma senza eccessi acidi o spigolosi e mediamente carbonata. Il suo pregio è un grande equilibrio. Armonica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syfher (177) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle of 33cl. Great aroma of hop, followed by the nice taste of that hop ! Great palate too btw. We’re in front of a nice bière blonde, with a white creamy head. Try it, love it ! Cheers !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yy0pp (726) - - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a huge white head. Aroma - Hops, spices, sugar, caramel. Pepper taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_r (36) - FRANCE - OCT 28, 2014
Belle apparence jaune cuivré avec une belle mousse généreuse. En bouche l’amertume est saisissante, on sent tout l’apport du houblon de cette bière. Elle reste en bouche sans devenir lassante ou dérangeante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leischka (33) - - OCT 23, 2014
Poured following the ritual, using an authentic Hopus glass: beer into the glass, yeasty remains into a shot glass. After a few sips from the Hopus glass I poured in the yeasty remains from the shot glass. AR: fresh, coriander, citrus, light yeast, floral. AP: pale, unpleasantly yellow, after the ritual unpleasantly hazy yellow. T: medium bitterness. P: medium body, good balance between the malts and hops. O: A fine Belgian blonde with a pleasantly hoppy bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in its own two glasses. Following the "ritual": in the tulip glass the "clear" part and in the small shot glass, the beer from the bottom of the bottle which contains the remains. You taste the clear beer and in the half glass you mix both. A: Before mixing, the beer has a golden yellow color and forms anhuge white fluffy head Duvel style. Retention is very high, the foam remains there forever. Whenever mixed with the shot glass it becomes hazy, obviously S: Citrus hops and yeasts backbone. Flowery. Candy sugar and sweet malts. Bit of alcohol in the end T: Pretty much as the nose. Citrus earthy hops, Belgian yeasts, candy sugar. But not a sweet beer, in fact, it’s dry and bitter M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Bitter hoppy aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Good Belgian IPA [ BA Review @ 5/13/2012 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1932) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2014
Swingtop bottle alongside the 2014 Primeur. Pours hazy Golden with a pillowy White head. Virtually indistinguishable from each other similar nose and flavours although there seemed to be a bit more fresh hop flacour to the primeur. Possibly just the power of suggestion. Peppery hops and Belgian yeast with bags of bitterness. Nice brew.

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