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


on tap

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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
forte, amère et blonde

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
baraciisch (2689) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Golden orange with a foamy white head... Citrus and floral aroma... Flavor is citrus sweetness, alcohol content is fairly apparent, not much bitterness on the palate... Don’t really know why they call it hopus, there’s only a hint of bitterness on the finish... Decent

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle, Open All Hours, Keswick. Foaming and livey ale, with plenty of sugary sweetness. Some faintly burnt caramel underlying, with a bit of butterscotch and toffee apple in there too. Warming finish, with some apple flavour and a touch of copper in the roof of the mouth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BelgiskOlklub (1031) - Viby J, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2010
Clear yellow body and a nice white head. Sweet perfumed artificial floral aroma. Bitter taste and finish. Not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11686) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a low, frothy white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, straw), heavy hop (flowers, perfume, citrus), moderate yeast (dough, earth) with notes of pear, pear, pineapple, and oak. Flavor is well balanced malt and hops with a lingering bitterness and good yeast complexity. Medium carbonation, medium body, and a dry, spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16248) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle. An almost clear beer, golden in color, and topped by a big, lasting off-white head with quite big bubbles. Some lacings occur. The aroma is sweetish and slightly toffee-ish. Hops and fruityness gives it some balance. The flavor is fruity, silghtly citrusy and sugary. Some bitterness and alcohol warmth are also fitted in. Medium to full body. Bitter finish. Not a very interesting one, rather mediocre actually. 100327

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7079) - 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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13807) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slitcher (267) - 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.

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