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


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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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forte, amère et blonde

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (56) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
Poured from a 750ml bottle, huge fluffy white head, lots of lacing on the glass, hazy pale gold in color. Aroma is of bready malt and honey with some light phenols. Flavor is very peppery to start giving way to some nice malt sweetness, the beer is malt forward but still balanced. Medium body with lively spritY carbonation. Overall its a very nice beer, peppery like a Saison but the malt profile is closer to a Belgian blond.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2235) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Single bottle from the LCBO with 8.3% ABV. and best before L14112015. Pours a cloudy golden-yellow colour with a white head, good retention and some patchy foam lace. Aromas start off on the malty side, but eventually, grass appears with mild yeast. The herbal notes come out a little bit more in the taste, giving some decent bitterness. This creates a small dryness in the mouthfeel. Spicy flavours making this one a total Belgian hoppy beer, and not a North American experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (220) - - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber, frothy stable white head. Crisp malty taste, notes of hops in the finish. Medium bitter, medium body. Average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2014
Cervesa molt daurada amb una bona presència d’escuma. Cerveza muy dorada con una buena presencia de espuma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (555) - SPAIN - MAY 1, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color dorado. Sabor a lupulo, ligeramente citrico, con regusto a alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1087) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
750 ml cork and cage. Hazy yellow colour with huge effervescence that lasts a while. Lots of esters and yeasty notes with some pepper that reminds me a good saison. On the palate the flavours are enhanced by the CO2 with yeast, spice and a bitter leafy almost bark like bitterness. The flavours would almost remind me of a strong lager. Overall an enjoyable brew and surprisingly bitter that makes it memorable for me. good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1171) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2014
Troebele oranjegele kleur met een volle en blijvende kraag. Ruikt zoetig, hop, fruitig. Smaakt fruitig, hop, kruiden en iets zoetig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
750 mL bottle. I’m a fan of the style, with Christoffel Nobel being the epitome, in my books. This is good, but not in that league. Hazy, pale gold with a large, quickly receding, white head. Some wheat, earthiness, and eruo hops in the nose. The flavour is mild, and surprisingly uninteresting. Nothiong off; just boring. It tastes like a beer half of its size.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdb84 (86) - NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 Not impressed, lager-like but with a more pronounced sourness and slightly bitter kick. Taste quickly fades. Irratic and excessive foam from pooring, be gentle in this respect. This equally holds for the cap, which produces a pronounced "plop" when removed which resembles of champagne in terms of loudness. Update: giving this another chance, old rating was 2.1. Bottle. Pours a pilsener color, again crazy foam. Aromas of pilsener, freshly mowed grass, quite refreshing. Nothing really really special, I’m keeping Aroma at 5. Taste is bitter, like a pilsner on steroids. Likewise, there is a lot more taste evolution in this respect, here, it is not as bad as I first thought. Upgrading palate from 2 to 4, taste from 4 to 5. Aftertaste is sweet at first but turns sour and slightly bitter. I would recommend this if you are in the mood for a special pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mircoas (77) - ITALY - APR 21, 2014
buona birra. Trovata agevolmente in un’esselunga in quel di di Milano. Nice beer.

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