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


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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle. Slightly hazy orangeish golden pour with a large, foamy white head that lasts ages. Aroma is fairly sweet and has notes of citrus, honey, yeast and grassy hops. Flavour is very similar but less sweet, with some sourness coming through in the citrus, some pronounced bitterness from the hops and a subtle metallic undertone. Light, dry mouthfeel with high carbonation and a medium to short bitter finish. Less sweet and more hoppy than a lot of golden Belgian strong ales but otherwise not particularly noteworthy; quite easy to drink however.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Pour is hazed dark yellow with a big fluffy white head...smell is sweet and lightly fruity with apricot, sweet breads, and caramel...taste is grainy and cereal sweet with a faint cardboardy note...finish is cloying and sticky...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle swing-top: Poured a dirty brown with a huge carbonated head. Aroma is sour citrus fruit. Bitter metal hops and sweet caramel malt, very strange mix, but seems to work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle from Craft. Pours gold w huge fluffy white head. Nose is pale malty and hoppy, with some florals. Tastes rock syrupy malty, with hops, citrus, dry florals. Palate is lively, hoppy, floral, somewhat funky, citric, and gets even drier late. Reminds me a bit of a lighter version of LA Chouffe Houbbelein.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 Swingtop bottle. Opens with a large bang, but no gushing. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge rocky head. Soft hoppy aroma, slight fruity, slight spicy, marmelade, apricot, tangerine. Bit sharpish taste, slight alcohol, bit bitter, quite spicy, soft candy from the yeast. Belgian triple-like with more hops than the average belgian beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1439) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2010
Draught at "A La Morte Subite", Brussels on 16th January 2010. Gold with yellow-white foam head. Hoppy with a few savoury notes including touches of fennel, corriander and just a hint of allspice. Superb zingy mouthfeel and a very dry finish of grassy herby hop. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Hazy gold in color. Sour, fruit, possibly cherry aroma. Similar taste, very hard to place. I really noticed the carbonation while drinking this for some reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1101) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Very toasted bread aroma, almost like a toasted cereal. Cloudy honey color. Floral hops flavor with a sweet wheat aftertaste like Wheat Thins mixed in.Overall this is a very complex a good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2010
Slightly hoppy golden ale aroma. Gold with white head. Dry hoppy finish. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Rabbit Club, Manhattan, swing-top ($9): Pours a nice white head that lasts for quite some time over a hazy peach body. Aroma thick with fruity notes and hops. Taste is a little sweet, but with a dry sort of finish. Definite hop presence, which is stronger than in most Belgian beers. A good few notes of grapes and champagne. Light-bodied and really refreshing and smooth. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.

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