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


on tap

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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
forte, amère et blonde

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pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Swingtop bottle, pours hazy iced tea w/ sticky white head, aroma is bready and bretty, nice, crackery malt, moderately hoppy throughout, finishes dry and snappy, interesting but not exceptional

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Hopus Ale
Date: April 20, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: hazy gold, huge white head, sticky gobs of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, light pale malt sweetness, floral hops and spicy phenols
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of balancing hops, very floral, lots of spicy phenols, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

Rulymel (294) - SPAIN - DEC 15, 2011
From hop opus (the work of hop). This excellent beer is made with five different hops, so it is a bitter beer but very, very well balanced! Golden colour with a big, big white head, better if you consume in the original large tulip. The aroma is very good and the presence of hops mix with fresh and fruity notes. The carbonation looks like a “cava” more than a beer, intense and continuous from bottom to top in a fine line of bubbles. It has also fermentation in bottle, so you should take almost all beer in the tulip and remove the last drink and put it in a small liquor glass. You will see like the colour change to a cloudy golden and the flavour gets bitterer! Wonderful beer!

Finn (7516) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
Flaske 0,33l på Oud Arsenaal i Antwerpen 29 Apr 11. Lys gylden. Høyt luftig skum. Fruktig humlearoma med innslag av krydder. Frisk, lett smak. Søt og ellers temmelig anonym. Fruktig avslutning. Litt bunnfall.

kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle, at Oud Arsenaal. Pours a clear dark gold body with a huge fizzy white head, lots of fizzy carbonation. Served with the branded ’shot glass’ of yeast filled sediment on the side. I love the presentation! The nose is quite unique to most Belgian Blondes, nice clean bready maltiness with a fresh floral hoppiness. The flavor is rather clean and crisp with a floral hop bitterness. Clearly, fresh is good with this beer, I doubt that this would taste nearly this good in the States. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a nice fizzy spritzy carbonation enhancing the bitterness. Very nice, and a touch unique for Belgium.

Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2011
bottle in a pint glass - pours honey in color with white foam and nice lacing. Nose and aroma are yeast, caramel malts, and a certain nuttiness. Taste is sweet and finishes dry. Moderate carbonation. Well balanced overall.

Onslow (1481) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pour from 11.2 oz bottle with nice pop-off top. Purchased at Salute! on Gull Road, Kalamazoo. Medium amber brew with huge dense head. Vinous aroma - fruit, a little malt, not much in terms of hops. But very nice and engaging. Taste is some light malts at the start, tart fruit, a little cider, bitter with a rather dry finish. Vinous and cidery. Palate is rather thin but satisfying. Overall, very nice.

Cunningham (7865) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2012 Bottle. Hazy golden with a large fluffy white head. Fruity and som yeast in the aroma. Frutiy and a god hoppy flavour. Well hidden alcohol. A very well balanced fresh and tasty beer.

nearbeer (5373) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2011
33 cl, bb 13 07, 2013. Hazy pale golden with a large sticky, creamy head that lasts forever. Nose of resin, soured bread yeast and lemongrass. Flavor is resin with a touch of shellac, tart lemon, honey, black pepper, grass, caramel, and toast. Medium body is well balanced, with plenty of hop, and has medium carbonatiion.

TEJA (3027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle at Pressklubben Stockholm. huge and fluffy white head. fruity aroma withsome belgian notes but only in small amounts. the tasteis also smooth and fruity with a smallbut balanced bitterness.. my friend had this in belgium as a summer beer and that is a good place not as here in a coold autom.

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