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62
style
Brewed by Brasserie Lefebvre
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rebecq-Quenast, Belgium

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
forte, amère et blonde

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4.1
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!

4.5
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.

3
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.

3.3
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.

3
wmaline (5) - - JAN 19, 2012 does not count
11.2 ounce swing-top bottle into goblet glass- Sweet honey and pepper aroma. Hazy golden color with large white head and blotchy lacing. Moderately sweet and hoppy flavor. Medium, soft body and astringent finish. Alcohol heat detectable.

4.2
rauchbierlover (669) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2012
Hazy blonde color with a rocky withe head. Sweet aroma (honey). taste is honwy, belgian yeast. Ends a bit bitter. Well balanced beer

4.3
BeerMAN314 (5) - loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012 does not count
Awesome presentation. I love these bottles. After opening, I poured into a nice glass and this is truly one of the easiest, smoothest drinking beers I have ever tasted. Light colored. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy a great import.

2.3
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
Rather straight golden pour with a lasting, lacey white cover. Disturbingly stale nose for a beer who still had two months to go before its expiration date. I don’t know how the store kept it, but I had it in a cellar ever since buying, as I would do with any hoppy beer. It resembles an old English ale with dead leafy/earthy hops and oxidized, almost cardboardy flavours dominating the malts’ strongly honeyed/ madeira-like cerealic and yeast’s spicy/phenolic notes. Not much of interest left in there. Perhaps it was heat struck on the boat? Anyway, as far as I know, this is not one of those ridiculous ales with the pretention of lasting 5 years as is the case with many Belgian beers. Still, I suspect it lasts less than most. A strong point of this ale is its alcohol concealing. I was astonished seeing this scores above 8% on the ABV chart! I would have suspected 6.5% or so. Then again, the frail cleanliness and general staleness are not easy to dismiss, so the global impression is more negative than positive.

2
mms222 (9) - Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2012 does not count
2nd time I had a Hopus and the aroma to me was of hay, citrus, dough, barnyard, earthy. It has a beautiful golden, hazy color, with a frothy, white foam. It is very bitter, with a light body. Carbonation was lively, fizzy, and finishes bitter, and astringent.

3.5
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


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