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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
forte, amère et blonde


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6321) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2010
Huge white lasting head. Hazy yellow body with carbonation. Floral fruity hoppy apple aroma with toffee and grass notes. Dry-bitter apple toffee and grass taste with floral soft metal notes. Light body. Edgy mouthfeel. Dry metaly floral herbal aftertaste with soft metal and resin notes. Not bad, but mouthfeel and taste didn’t really fit together. They need to work more on this one. (0.33l bottle, de Biertempel, Brugge.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
Deep golden pour with a thick sticky white head. The nose has lots of honey along with a light malt sweetness. Spicy with a bit of light grassiness as well. Stone fruit and a kiss of spice on the finish. Pretty nice, if not all that outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
canicule (90) - IRELAND - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle with a pop top. Pours blond with a huge head. Lovely lacing. Aroma of grapefruit. Also has the dry and bitter finish of a grapefruit, but grounded in an earthy palate. There’s a middleground of real sweetness in the taste that fades to metallic-bitter finish. Plenty going on.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, sugar, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, sugar, malt, yeast, dried fruits, spices. Too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a huge white head that lasts. Aromas of yeast, honey and slight hops. Sweet candy sugar flavor up front with mild hop bitterness. Very soft mouthfeel. This is good, but nothing really special in the realm of Belgian beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 8, 2010
0.33 fliptop bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks for sharing! 8.3% ABV. It poured hazy golden body with medium to bigger head. Nice yeasty banana, marshmallow root and weak juniper in aroma. Flavor is slightly sweetish, floury a bit, with some fine but strange bitterness, 5 kinds are definitely not felt. Medium, bit creamy yeasty body with long and fine sweetish, very slightly bitter finish. Alcohol is felt slightly, but well hidden, what is common in good belgian ales. Good one, but a bit strange as I said.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4056) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2010
A cute little swingtop bottle like on the pic that I got in the Vrutak store in Zagreb, shared with heavy. They have the commercial description and the ingredients list in Latin too. Cute. Anyway, poured a murky dull golden body with a big thick white head that dissipated slowly. Acidic and sweet honeyish nose. Eh. The taste is sweet honey mixing with a distinct but hardly complex or tasty sweaty bitterness. 5 hop sorts but all the wrong ones? Dunno. Some orange did pop up, but not sure if it had anything to do with the hops used. The alcohol is evident and possibly all too evident. Messy all in all and I expected more.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Tasted from bottle at Lush West Town. Pours light golden brown witha huge frothy and rocky white head. Nose of Belgian yeast with some candy, brown sugar, and a hint of banana. Flavor is somewhat bready and somewhat brown sugar sweet with light hops on the finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a medium plus finish that is at first brown sugar and then light hops bitterness. There is nothing overly exciting about this beer, but it is super drinkable and easy to enjoy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma aroma of golden malts, honey and light hop, touch of minerals.6-
Appearance sunny gold on mid haze. Large bright white top. Fragmental lace. 4-
Flavor and Palate : salty front followed by character of golden malts , mild carbonation. Soapy hops noticeable especially at finish. Slight hint of alcohol noted.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
A nice blond with some hoppiness, but nothing extraordinaire. Funky yeasty aromas. Very yellow body with some white head. A tad below average mouthfeel for the style. Drinkable.


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