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

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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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forte, amère et blonde


mlmeeks' rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours with a nice tight head. Fruity pear aroma. Great balance between hops and malt. Tart. High carbonation. Nice hop flavor. Great beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (975) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
One of the new generation of ’tripel hop’ beers in Belgium, holding the middle between the old, family brewer’s tripel and the new IPAs micro breweries come up with these days. A great success for Lefebvre and hopped with no less than five hop varieties (so technically I shouldn’t have used the term "tripel" hop, but you get my drift). A golden blonde beer with a thick, stable, cream white head and fruity main character adorned with yeasty spiciness and a long, complex, grassy, herbal, peppery hoppiness, not quite as bitter as in a real IPA, but still. The deposit is supposed to be served separately in a small liquor glass, as is sometimes done with oude geuze or Orval.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (72) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Smells of cherries and wood, very unique earthy aroma! Imported by a college station, TX company=random GIG EM! The intricate strong fruit and subtle hops with mellow malts makes this awesome!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ForlornHope (36) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma is bready and yeast. Any hop aroma is very subtle and earthy. Pours with a massive white head that stays the distance. Taste is again mainly bready and sweet, with little balance. Thin palate. I’m not sure I get this beer at all. I don’t know where the hopping is, perhaps I was expecting something different. Distinctly underwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thompson (322) - - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Small white foamy head. Opage orange/yellow colour. Smell hops yeast. Taste hops malts, somewhat herbs. Decent body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Een heel lekker bier met een uitgesproken, volle smaak. Dit drink ik tegenwoordig regelmatig

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (329) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUL 30, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 Hazy golden color with creamy white long lasting head. High carbonation. Aroma of floral hops, fruits and citrus. Taste is lemony, with clear hop hints and sweet malts. Very balanced and well hidden alcohol. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (833) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma yeast, banana, sweet, grass, floral.
Taste fresh fruity sweets, spicy bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy, bit dry.
Great beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crlnts (275) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Clear golden, slightly hazy. Nice white head, creamy. Aroma is dry white wine, yeasts, hops. Syrupy sweet at first. Lingering average bitterness. Alcohol warmth. Hops are overshadowed by sweetness. Not my favorite hoppy belgian ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
Couleur dorée trouble, bonne mousse blanche. Bon nez houblonné, notes sucrée (miel, agrumes). Gout houblonné, levures, notes de miel et d’agrumes, amertume en fin de bouche. Bière douce en bouche malgrés taux d’alcool, pas mal!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hub66 (109) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Couleur jaune trouble avec une mousse blanche assez épaisse; odeurs fruitée; goût un peu sucré avec une finale moyennement amère; l’alcool ressort un peu trop


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