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


on tap

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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
forte, amère et blonde

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BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Flip top bottle and served in Bells tulip: Pours mostly clean golden hue with a nice fluffy white head which produced lots of lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of pale grains, some lemon and melon esters, grassy and herbal hop, and a touch of honey. The taste is mostly sweet malt driven with the hop bitterness much more a background player. A been there and done that kinda flavor profile often found in many Belgian Blonde Ales. For 8.3% ABV, the alcohol does seem more that a tad noticeable on the finish but does a nice job of cleansing the palate. The mouth feel is quite sprite and very easy to drink despite the boozy finish. Overall nothing terrible about this beer but it really fails to shine in a market of lots of Belgian Blonde Strong Ales... gimme a Duvel.

MaartenRF10 (1959) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2012
Hazy blond beer with thick foamy white head. Little funk, more yeast and hops. Bitter. Heavy, but fairly soft carbonation.

jess_scott15 (45) - - JAN 24, 2012
Golden yellow with white head, medium body. Has aromas of citrus and banana, a little bit malty and finishes with a nice bitterness. Well balanced and quite tasty.

Grzesiek79 (4381) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
roasty, herbs, leaves, light sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, salty, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

teddybeer (4048) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2012
33cl bottle. Golden beer with white head. Good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma is fresh, hoppy and slightly malty. Flavour is bittery, fruity, citrus hints and a dry final maintaining the bitterness. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium.

ads135 (4934) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Mmm, I like it when strong ale’s have a dry, hoppy flavor. This fits the bill perfectly. Some citrus, some banana, some grass. A pleasant golden color.

beerasshole (2) - Denver, USA - JAN 20, 2012 does not count
citrusy, slight banana notes. White frothy head, beautiful lacing. Slightly hoppy, but you can tell it’s a belgian beer by it’s yeast notes. Swing top, great for home brewing!

TMartin (2) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012 does not count
This beer has a citrusy flavor to it. It also has a sour after taste and smell.

alesales (10) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Aroma: biscuit, barn yard, citrus, slight banana Appearance: golden color, White head, slight head retention, some lacing Taste: sweet with moderate hops, nice yeast notes, lively carbonation, finishes dry, bitter and astringent.

munzerman (10) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
It is good to still see some breweries using the swingtop bottle. Always a keeper for the bottle collection. I drank this beer in a Belgian goblet to enjoy the aroma, which didn’t yield much hops, but lots of citrus and bready, yeasty notes. Light golden color with a big white fluffy head due the high level of carbonation. Sharp acidic bite hits the palate as the abundant CO2 bubbles tickle the tongue. Some mild malt sweetness emerges briefly before finishing on the dry side. Overall a very refreshing beer that would be a good apertif to wake up your taste buds before a nice meal.

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