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Abbaye De Floreffe Prima Melior - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Special Reserve Ale exclusively for the use of the Abbot and his guests. A rich brown beer seasoned with Anise & Coriander, secondary fermentation in the bottle, based on the brewing tradition of Floreffe Abbey, founded in 1121.

Ale brewed with spices (star anise, orange peel).

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-09-2003)
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12-24-2013 00:20:42 | More by guytyping
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-22-2013 20:07:33 | More by Hellpop65
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West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-22-2013 00:38:20 | More by golf4collet
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New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-21-2013 16:53:47 | More by smithj4
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-20-2013 15:31:38 | More by pknyc
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Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-20-2013 01:49:11 | More by Kerne
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Romania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-23-2013 20:58:23 | More by arkanu
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-20-2013 22:48:29 | More by pipinmalikonj
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lehueve

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

11-04-2013 18:50:58 | More by lehueve
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-01-2013 20:18:45 | More by dcmchew
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-31-2013 03:46:16 | More by jaydoc
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-22-2013 17:42:00 | More by RBorsato
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Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-06-2013 04:25:25 | More by NandoPereira
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Pegasus

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance: Deep mahogany body, surmounted by a large, dense tan head, which retains well. Superb, fine unbroken lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Brown sugar, dark fruit, anise, orange rind, and sweet vinous alcohol comprise the complex and beguiling aroma.

Taste: Opens with very bread-like dark malt, similar to a European dark bread. Later in the taste, dark fruits (figs, plums), and some lightly charred malts appear. Coriander and anise soon appear, but in restrained quantities. From the inception of the taste to its close, there is a sweet undercurrent of vinous alcohol. Late in the taste, there is a quite restrained flourish of herbal hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A solid, drinkable example, while not extraordinary, s in a little more over-the-top, its not bad at all. Would prove itself elegant at a holiday dinner.

Presentation: Packaged in a One pint, 9.4 fluid ounce Belgian-style brown glass bomber with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

09-01-2013 12:58:03 | More by Pegasus
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Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Jamestregenza

Australia

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

A-dark brown color with a little hint of mahogany, decent light tan head and good lacing

S-dark fruit, brown sugar, dark malt, spices

T-dark malt, spices, toffee, raisins

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-pretty standard dark ale, nothing too compelling

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Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Florida

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Brazil

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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -0.8%

Served from a 330 ml bottle

A: Very dark in appearance. Ruby red highlights are visible in the light. The beer is topped with a large bubbled two fingers of beige head. Delicious looking.

S: Brown sugar, dried dark fruits. Alcohol is a tad too noticeable for the style.

T: The dominant flavor is really brown sugar most likely because of the addition of dark belgian candi sugar. Dried dark fruits like in the smell are also present. Figs, plums, prunes, and dates come to mind. Perhaps a bit of apricot as well. The alcohol once again is to prevalent and is displeasing to an otherwise well done beer. A bit metallicy at times as well.

M: Fairly dry and a touch to thin for me. Crispness is good however.

O: A fairly decent beer with the main problem being noticeable alcohol. Wouldn't recommend it or buy it again but it was a good experience.

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PolarBear3

Australia

1.94/5  rDev -47.8%

A - Pours a dark brown colour with large frothy off white head that dissipates very quickly.

S - Dark cherry or sherry like aromas with some dark chocolate malt

T - Very sweet malts with some burnt cherries and aniseed,, leaving a awful slightly bitter finish

M - Over carbonated with medium bodied

O - Very ordinary, will not be able to finish the bottle. That says it all.

05-19-2013 06:06:57 | More by PolarBear3
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DoubleJ

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

330 ml bottle served at Het Waterhuis in Ghent and served in its branded goblet. On to the beer:

Who likes a fluffy head which retains well? I do. I also like the dark brown color with reddish hues of this beer. The nose of toasted malt, kiss of chocolate, and a dose of cherry make a pleasant aroma. A good flavor continues the momentum, which starts with dark chocolate and toast. A kiss of tartness adds a little something different. Brown sugar notes too. Its aftertaste withers into a semi-sweet flavor. Regarding its feel, the beer is medium full with pleasing carbonation and somewhat acidic sensation.

Agreeable strong dark ale, and one that doesn't weigh you down too much.

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Romania

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05-15-2013 19:05:54 | More by Ciocanelu
Abbaye De Floreffe Prima Melior from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
84 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.