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


on tap

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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
forte, amère et blonde

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4334) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
Bottled sample. Pale gold with strong carbonation. Aromas are of grassy hops, spicy honey, and a bit of damp earth. Grassiness continues to be the major player in the flavor department, along with secondary notes of clover, earth, clean pilsner malt, and a bit of yeast. Light bodied and moderately bitter. Quite refreshing for an 8.5% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3418) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy golden body with a huge white foamy head. Good, fresh hoppy aroma with malty and herbal hints. Its sharp hoppy taste hides the alcohol pretty well and ends with a decent bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6438) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Glowing golden color with rocky white head. Peppercorn, candi sugar spicy sweet aromas. Earthy sweet melon fruit flavors with rice pudding, candi sugar, pale malts. good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2010
Bottled. A slightly hazy golden beer with a nice white head and hops. There are hops and biscuity malts in the aroma with spices and yeast. The taste is odd with meat and vegetables. Seems heavily hopped but the yeast and the strange dinner tastes don’t work. Not a pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2010
330ml bottle. Hazy, creamy tan yellow-tan color, big foamy head. Sweet Belgian yeast, candi sugar, bubblegum aroma, not unlike a Tripel or strong Golden Ale. There is some mild bitterness, but this is hardly a Belgian IPA. Either way, the extra hops help to balance out the whole thing, creating a rather likable, complex beer. Some toasty malt shows itself as the beer breathes and mellows. A great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Very, very carbonated and a huge head on the pour. Color is a light amber - almost yellow. The taste of Belgian yeast is what hits me first, followed by some hops and bitterness which you usually don’t encounter with Belgian ales. There’s some pine or resin notes in the finish. It’s unique, but for some reason, it just leaves me wanting more taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2377) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Slightly hoppy golden ale aroma. Gold with white head. Sweet ; like a tripel meets a saison.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 2, 2010
Swing top bottle (8,3% ABV). a hazy pale golden beer with a large, fizzy, mostly lasting white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty, lightly to modeartely hoppy with notes of cereals, flowers, herbs, cooked vegetables, alcohol and plastic/metal. The flavour is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly sour, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, long finish with medium bitterness, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Not so much hop character, not so balanced, not clean and too sugary. Forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3967) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
330ml bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose of floral hops, cloves, corriander, yeast, and light sweet honey notes. Hazy yellow with a big pale yellow head. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with lots of yeasty breadiness and spices. Decent stuff!

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