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Brewed by Brasserie Lefebvre
Style: Saison
Rebecq-Quenast, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This is a refreshing beer with a delicate balance a light vanilla flavor on the tongue.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (2949) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
33cl bottle from Willems. Clear gold pour with thick frothy white head. Aroma is lemony, grainy, light vanilla, really doughy, pizza dough. Taste is grainy, lightly lemony, flour. Palate is light, slightly sweet, med carbonation. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (228) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A hazy yellow brown beer with a huge thin creamy white head. Like an omelette. Lasting persistence.Beautiful ! Spicy aroma, herbs, gingerbread. First sweet, then medium bitter. Refreshing. Light body, medium silky texture, soft carbonation, refreshing bitter finish. Overall, this one makes me think of an Orval. Beautiful, good herbal spicy bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mgajdaczewa (457) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 5, 2014
W aromacie drożdże, lekkie cytrusy. W smaku podobnie, wyraźne drożdże, lekka nuta owocowa z przewagą cytryny, wodniste, niewiele się tu dzieje. Brzydkie farfocle w sprorej ilości obniżają ocenę za wrażenia estetyczne. Nie polecam.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1156) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy slightly dirty yellowish colour, thick white foam. Fresh slightly spicy aroma. Moderately firm body, hints of spicy hop, dry finish. Not very strong flavours but very quenching.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Dégustée en bouteille de 330 ml au Bistro des bières belges à St-Hubert le 8 novembre 2012 au coût de $7.95. Bière ambrée voilée servie trop froide. Col blanc très épais et persistant. Très effervescente. Odeur de levure marquée. Un peu forte en amorce, peu sucrée, assez amère en finale. Goût un peu âcre. Bonne mais sans plus, manque un peu de saveur, plutôt fade.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2072) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
Solid saison, with a bit more spices than usual, some sweetish notes as well.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aenima (244) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
A very citrusy aroma. The taste is thinner. Some citrus with some earthy hops. Dry finish. Balanced finish. Decent but not more.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (577) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Grosse attaque sur le houblon. Beaucoup de CO2. Très agréable et rafraîchissante.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
HammerTroll (335) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2014
Hazy golden color, big white head. Sour aroma, no finish, high carbonation. Too ordinary. Not bad, but expected more.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4663) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Clear light amber coloured body with a nice, one centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of light malt, alcohol, vinegar, yeast and apples - no grassy, herbal or funky notes at all. Medium-bodied; Minor yeast and unfinished maltiness with a little sweetness of apples and pears and some noticeable bitterness. Aftertaste shows some minor malty flavours, a little alcohol and not much else - nothing saisony about this at all. Overall, a decent beer, but not much of a saison and not really worth trying, considering the options available. I would not have packed this and brought it home, had a second chance be available. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 19-August-2013 for €2,25 sampled at home on this side of the pond in Washington on 26-January-2014.


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