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

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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
forte, amčre et blonde


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lord_totenkopf (314) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 9, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Served at Pater Marcus, Bp. in its original glass. Appearance: pale gold, little bit hazy wih large, lasting white head. Aroma is hoppy with hay dominance, lucerne, grass, herbs and citrus. Balanced malt and hops taste with bitterness in the after-taste. Feels fizzy, lasting yeast on the tongue, not as bitter as I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 9, 2011
Arany szín, hatalmas, laza szerkezetű hófehér habbal. Illata enyhén virágos és fűszeres, de nem valami komoly. Íze fanyar, citrusos és trópusi gyümölcsös, majd minden eláraszt a virágos komló. Alkoholtartalma jól el van bújtatva. Kiegyensúlyozatlannak érzem, és elég szegényes az ízvilága. Többet vártam (hozzá kell tenni, hogy ennyi pénzért nagyságrendekkel jobb söröket találni kategóriájában).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (665) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 8, 2011
From the bottle it poured orange-gold with a ton of suspension and a moderate amount of quickly dissipating off-white head. It smells clove-y, spicy, sweet; orange, banana, rosemary(?). It’s fairly dry and biscuity with just a touch of sweet/sour on a warm finish. Uncompromising.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ghawener (1522) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 6, 2011
Bottle: Hopus Pocus ... Spices overpowering all other aspects, unbalanced. Food Pairing: Gingerbread.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly lastinghead. Moderate, malty and caramel sweet aroma, some alcohol and butter, light hoppyness. Body is medium, flavor matches the aroma except that flavor is bit drier due to alcohol and hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, alcohol. Strong Belgian ale, too much alcohol and toffee sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2010
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Oud Arsenaal) The beer poured golden and almost clear. Its head was large, long lasting and white. Aroma had yeast, fruitiness and hops. Palate was medium bodied with lot of carbonation. Flavours were hops, fruitiness, malts, yeast and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. The name is a bit misleading: there is a clear hop character but it’s nothing intense. Don’t expect US style IPA hoppiness. German Pils is closer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle - Hazy honey coloured. Large white head. Medium carbonation. Fruity, earthy and yeasty. Some alcohol showing. Spicy. Moderately bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2010
Pours with a beautiful clear deep bright amber colour. Very nice champagne like carbonation. Has a dense off white head leaving nice lacing. Full bodied malty, syrup, fruity and hoppy aroma. Even full bodied malty mouthfeel. Fruity, malty, hoppy, alcohol flavor. Easily drinkable and has lots of taste. Acidy sour and hoppy palate. Finishes very nice with a pleasantly sweet and tart hoppy longlived aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dingol66 (68) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 14, 2010
Assaggiata in bottiglia da 33 cl. Ottimo aspetto dorato pallido e leggermente torbido., con una schiuma alta, soffice e persistente. Molto aromatica con predominanza di profumi erbacei derivanti dal luppolo. Il corpo č gradevolmente gustoso con un gusto forse un po’ salato che ricorda vagamente la Orval. Il finale amarognolo, ma non invadente, č molto lungo e piacevole.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2010
If you’re gonna name your beer "hopus", then include some hops in it. Is that so difficult?


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