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

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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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forte, amère et blonde

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3.3
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Hazy gold pour with a big white head that has a lot of sediment so be careful on your pours! Sweet honey aroma with the hops bringing floral on top of a slight butter background. Yeasty, lightly bitter, with a soft sweet finish.

3.5
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2011
I was very pleased with the presentation of this fine brew. I took the sediment shot first so I could get all of my B vitamins and then proceeded to finish off the Hopus ale. Aroma was spruce and citrus, but not overbearing. This had an abrupt finish and gave me a reason to keep drinking. A refreshing beer for sure and smooth.

3.5
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle:   Hazy straw, large foamy white head, sticky lacing, a few vigorous streams of carbonation.   Bright bready nose, some floral aspects, some honey dew melon and wax.   Alcholic breadiness up front.   A little bit of bright straw and grass, burning floral notes.   This one has a little bit of fire for being as light as it is.   Bubbley on the tongue... BURP!   Moderate body.   Semi-sweet light bready finish.   Very much like a Pale Belgian Blonde.   Pretty solid, nothing fancy, and certainly worth having again.   Almost a little too carbonated tho... BURP!


3.2
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy candied yellow with an incredibly dense and long-lasting head. Nose is like getting hit in the face with a lime-coated sledgehammer. The flavor is lime-heavy as well -- hops bitterness and a little booziness on the finish. Despite the Margaritaville nature of it all, I like it; it’s refreshing but still tres substantial.

3.8
mithe (1982) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2011
(Bottle 0,33l) Nice hops, floral, herbs, spicy, light fruity aroma. Light hazy, sparkling color. Huge, all time white head. Light sweet, light bitter. Hops, herbs, spicy taste. Creamy texture. Medium-full body. Light bitter astringent finish. Alcohol not detectable.

2.6
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Cloudy golden pour with a substantial foamy white head. Pleasant malty aroma. Candi sugar sweet taste and bubbly full mouth feel. A fine ale but these sweet tasting beers are just not my thing.

3.7
madvermin (86) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Poured a golden, apple juice orange, with a pure white coarse head that dissapated fairly quickly. Aroma was of lots of fruit, and not citrus or dark fruit, but things like apples and peaches. Slightly phenolic character as well. Taste was slightly tart, with berries joining the peach and apple. There is a nice fruity hop bitterness that isn’t citrus, and may be green apple. Finish is raw leaves. A little bit unbalanced, as it is sweet and sour and strange, but overall this is a solid beer. Mouthfeel is very tingly, as there is lots of carbonation, and this affects drinkability too, as having too much of this at one time just overwhelms the palate with all the bubbles. As a sipper though, this is more than passable, and a tasty beverage with the food I was having (greasy pizza).

3.7
BaroneBirra (510) - Gorizia, ITALY - FEB 6, 2011
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 [email protected] pub. dark golden with a big white head. rich aroma, vanilla, alcohol and hops. taste is dry, alcoholic and a lot of hazelnuts. quite smooth with astringent finish tasted again on tap (always @ bunker): more hoppy and bitter taste, but very balanced!

2.1
islay (3115) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle. Aroma features honey, almond, yellow plum, apricot, marmalade, fruit-flavored gum, and vanilla scents. Sharp, sweet, and fruity smell. The aroma is strong and interesting, but I can’t say that I particularly like it. Pours a clear to hazy, sparkling, deep gold. Moderate amount of fast-rising bubbles. Large amount of thick, fluffy, uneven, nearly white head. Produces good, long-lasting, extensive lacing. Solid appearance, but rather middling at best for a Belgian. Bland, chemically, artificial taste, like the sticky part of a bandage or the sealing portion of an envelope. There’s something way off about this, although I do think this is how the beer is intended to taste (i.e., I do not believe that I simply got a bad bottle, but I could be wrong). Apple juice, pear, green grape, and cinnamon flavors. Cardboard in the finish. All the decent flavors are weak and the off-putting ones are strong. Chemically dry finish. Fizzy, sharp, and harsh in the palate. Hopus ale is weird and nowhere close to good, I’m sorry to say.

3.9
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
My love of this beer may be due in part to the steal of a price...2 bucks for the bottle. Thanks Tyler! Though it may be slightly overcarbed, it leads to a nice looking beer. A huge, bone white rocky head that diminishes to foamy chunks on the walls of my tulip glass. A darkish honey color, with just a touch of haze. Very nice looking. Aroma is some belgian yeast, sweet caramel and a touch of straw. A bit of floral hops and honey notes as well. Perhaps a bit of spice. Taste is some nice sweet fruit (peach and apricot) with sweet caramel and backed by floral hops. Finishes just a touch sweet and with a bit of alcohol warmth. Very nice on the palate. Truly surprised by this beer. I will have to get some more of these.


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