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

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RATINGS: 636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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forte, amčre et blonde


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baz7778 (58) - - OCT 20, 2012
Great Belgian blonde, enough hop bitterness intertwined with the easterly Belgian yeast a well balanced brew. Pick up citrus late in the palate, lovely brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (78) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -cloudy golden with a big foamy white head,which quickly dissipates -medium carbonation visible S: -milk,cream,spices (Coriander),Tea,Floral,toffee T: -slight tartness,lemongrass,floral,spices,earthy,toffee - and toasty finish coming through very late F: -medium carbonation,light-medium body -faint alcohol warming O: Reminds me a lot of a Belgian Strong Ale a la La Chouffe. Pretty good,though i expected more hoppyness with the name.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vincent68 (259) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 23, 2015
Svetlá farba, kvasinková nasládla aróma, biela hustá sľahačková pena. Stredná rezkosť, v chuti cítiť ovocné tóny, korenie, koriander. Silné pivo, ale dobre sa pije.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1566) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2015
@ Hotel Van Belle, Brussels 150514. Bottle (330 ml) from local minimarket. Yeasty, spicy and fruity, sweet, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, yeasty and sweet.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
PlutonowyMan (107) - POLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Kolor ?adny ?ó?ty, klarowny Piana bia?a, zbudowana ze ?rednich p?cherzyków, powoli opadaj?c pozostawia na ?ciankach tumblera ca?kiem spore kawa?ki. Aromat jest s?odowy, z odrobin? nut kwiatowych, troch? miodowy, mozna doszuka? si? równie? moreli, no i niestety mas?o, bardzo si? przed tym stwierdzeniem broni?em ale niestety jest wyczuwalne. Smak, i tu na pierwszy plan wychodzi alkohol z bardzo niesympatycznym bimbrowym posmakiem, troch? kwasowo?ci i myd?o, w ko?cówce równie? mas?o. Generalnie po ka?dym ?yku lekko mnie otrzepuje. Goryczka tylko na finiszu alkoholowa. Wysycenie ?rednie.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zwiebel88 (477) - GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
Belgisch-hefig. Sehr starke Alkoholnoten, Banane, HEfe, Süße. Etwas bitter, Alkohol, fruchtig-süß.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2803) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle from cellar door, four oaks, sutton coldfield. Golden beer with large foam head and decent lacing. Aroma of vanilla, yeast, oranges and honey. Taste is honey, yeast, vanilla, citrus orange and a little butter. Decent carbonation. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1816) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2015
Uklar lys brun med hřyt hvitt skum. Lukter malt og korn. Sřt karamell og alkohol. Kort lett bitter avslutning.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
[7019-20141231] Bottle. Mild grainy orange malt aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with long-lasting foamy off-white head. Boozy orange citrus notes and grainy malt in the flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (4065) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Draught at le Lion de Belfort, 4/22/15
Light marigold body is heavily carbonated, mostly clear and has a large white head that slowly recedes to cover.
Peppery hop notes in the nose are quickly supplanted by tropical fruits (yeast) and a healthy dose of sugar (vanilla, consdensed milk, honey). There’s an odd pineapple note about the aroma that I guess is just some yeast ester. Don’t love it, as it got a sweet/sour edge to it that’s a bit off-putting. Alcohol is under control, however, with no DMS/diacetyl. Say what you will about industrial French beers (they are terrible) but they rarely have the diacetyl/acetlydehyde/DMS problems that are so rampant in their American counterparts (granted my sample size is very small to be making such a claim. And yes, I realize this is technically brewed in Belgium).
Flavor is, thankfully, better than the aroma. Hop bitterness up front would be better complemented by actual hop flavor, but it’s just the sparse peppery/dry hay-like hop flavor that is quickly lost amidst the yeast esters (light banana, pineapple, lemon) and sweet malts (sweet dough, vanilla, rich honey). It’s not that it’s obnoxiously sweet; the alcohol, hop bitterness and brisk carbonation helping with that. It’s just that the sweetness is, as with seemingly all of these Franco-Belgique beers is very saccharine-like, with a waxiness and almost powdered sugar-like note. It’s just not pure malt flavor. Anyways, the texture, aside from the strong carbonation is slick and borderline syrupy by the end. Quite fatiguing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonnyConga (117) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Looks great. Big fluffy head. Smells good, grainy and good Belgian yeastiness. Taste crisp, clean and very tasty. Really like this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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