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


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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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forte, amère et blonde

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Vogel (55) - - MAY 8, 2013
A beer’s appearance can’t possibly get better. The yeasty deposit on the bottom of the bottle is served on the side in a shot glass. The main course is served in its own glass with a great golden cristal clear (becomes cloudy if you add the yeast deposit) colour and a truly epic foamy head with great retention. Rarely seen something like it. Smells of alcohol with grass and hops. When you taste it, the alcohol is nowhere to be seen, it is completely hidden. Citrus and floral hops roll over your tongue. The bitterness is very very subtle until it develops in the aftertaste. Feels creamy with a hint of yeasty sweet banana. Aftertaste is mostly hoppy bitter and leaves little to be desired. Great. Beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Markth (18) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Leuke plopfles, bijzonder biertje. Goudkleurig met de caramelsmaak van een donker bier @moortgat Arnhem ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HerrBierkoenig (352) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2014
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 10012016. Pours cloudy straw golden liquid, huge white frothy head, Aroma: belgian phenols, yeast, forest strawberries, apricot, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour, fruity, belgian phenols, nice, Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, long bitter finish, Overall: very good, nice, ballaneced, enjoyed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LaViolette (47) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 An OK beer, nice popping bottle, foam in abundance (too much I think). The nose is interesting quite hoppy but the taste doesn’t follow, it is too sweet and not complex enough. It is good but nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (136) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
Abundant white foam top. Clear apple juice colour. First impression of overwhelming alcohol. Despite the name and the attractive label where hops are put forwards, this beer doesn’t fulfill my expectations as far as hops are concerned. Second impression of sweetness. It still qualifies as an easy-to-drink beer when you need to provide for more conservative drinkers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Baramba (215) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2014
33 cl bottle @ Temple Namur. Clear golden with huge white head. Malt aroma and fruity, sweet flavour with some acidic end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bicky (13) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Smell: hops,alcohol, little cooked vegetables. Tastevery bitter, lightly sour. Its a very good bitter beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (346) - FRANCE - NOV 12, 2014
Superbe robe blonde dorée limpide. Magnifique et abondant col de mousse bulleuse, retombant doucement en laissant une belle dentelle car continuellement alimentée par des milliers de petites bulles qui remontent du fond du verre ! Au nez, on est bien en belgique, on retrouve la levure, miel, aômes un peu fruités de houblon : citron, herbes fraiches et enfin le malt. En bouche, on retrouve les houblons qui sont plus présents que dans une dtong ale belge classique, saveurs herbeuses, bonne amertume, alcool bien présent, légèrement sucrée, grosse carbo. Une bonne belge avec un bon surplus de houblon !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
330ml fliptop bottle - Oddly enough, found this one while shopping at Cost Plus (which to be honest, isn’t all that bad of a place to look for beer). It really reminds me more of a tripel than a BSA, but whatever. A nicely malted aroma, slightly toasty, moderately hoppy with some light pitted fruit and wet grass. Nice mouthfeel, solid flavor profile of sweet fruit-cocktail, light yeast, and spicy/acidic-like finish. The spicy finish and the fruit-cocktail finish almost reminded me of some kind of marzipan. Good, but one bottle was sufficient.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nor (2) - - NOV 2, 2014 does not count
Zeer lekker blond bier. Vooral het feit dat je er een extra glaasje bij krijgt om het bezinksel op te vangen zodat je zelf de smaak mee kan bepalen is een plus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (749) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ home from supermarket. Ambrata velata, con schiuma bianco sorca, non molto fine abbastanza persistente. Aroma non molto intenso e poco persistente ma veramente gradevole. Floreale, di gelsomino, zucchero candito, lievito belga, luppolo aromatico. Gusto abboccato all’ingresso, dove ritrovo lo zuccherino ed il dolce floreale, poi vira su un finale secco e improvviso. Abbastanza calda, non molto rotonda, ma senza eccessi acidi o spigolosi e mediamente carbonata. Il suo pregio è un grande equilibrio. Armonica.

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