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


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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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forte, amère et blonde

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2009
Presentation is everything with this beer, and it adds up to a whole. The yeast residue is served on the side, and good tip I must say, be drank in advance of the beer. You get a fairly good impression of and get used to the bitterness. Than, an easy enjoyment. Hops and malts palate unfolds. No pity sip left. Enjoyed completely, and completely enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2009
Bottled, flip-top (Bs, BB 03/2011). Clear orange-golden color, big cloudy off-white head. I don’t have any hops in the nose, but glueish fruityness and some spices. Crisp carbonation. Triple-like spiceyness, apricot, citrus and alcohol. A bit sour too. In the middle of the pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2009
Bottle @ ’t Brugs Beertje, Brugge. Pours a clear golden color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity slightly sweetish malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3717) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle in Fynsværket. Hazy golden with a large white head. Flavor moderate to heavy sweet (caramel, light fruits, spicy), light hoppy. Flavor moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter. Medium to full body. Very fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle at the Evening Star, Brighton, 14th July 09. Very clear bright yellow with a big lacy head. Very fresh and ckean hop aroma. Ditto taste, helped by a smooth and refined palate. Quite wheat beer-like in some aspects.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (3819) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle 33. Gold colour with a deep head. The whole hop flavour is fantastic and complex. Nice body anyway, quite sweet for this alcool high, some caramel aroma and honey smells can be detected too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle at the Poechenellekelder, Brussels. Pours deep golden coloured with a fluffy egg white head. Spicy aroma with notes of caramel, cereal and hops. Flavours of orange fruit, caramel, malt and a bitter finish. A bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 16, 2009
from Amstein - hazy golden colour with a very foaming white head; yeasty with notes of pear, cellar and old apple; quite full-bodied and with a subtle but lively carbonation; quite sweet and with a moderate bitterness; fairly hoppy fruity finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmc90 (17) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2009
Beautiful in the glass with a mountainous long-lasting head. Individual hoppy and citrus flavour not delivered by any other beer I’ve tasted with an ABV this high. Alcohol doesn’t come through very much which makes this very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2009
Bottled @ In de Wildeman. Aroma has strong hoppiness, citrus, some grass and yeast. Hazy, golden coloured beer with a white, lasting head. The taste is bitter, citric, bit grainy, bit malty and yeasty. Nice.

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