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Malmedy Brune - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 4
Avg: 2.99
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale | 6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: dogfooddog on 10-20-2006

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Photo of wl0307
3.23/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB 21/02/09, served lightly chilled in Westmalle's broad-rimmed goblet.

A: pours an ultra-elegant deeply dark mahogany hue, coming with lightly hissing sounds of apparently lively carbonation and a thic off-white head retreating fast to a thin cap. There's no trace of yeast sediments in the bottle - likely filtered and pasteurised?
S: the sour edge of black prunes and a sharp edge of lactose-drink-like yeastiness intertwine with dark candy sugar, leaving the faint touch of roasted malts behind. Integrated, but slightly simplistic.
T: a very mixed flavour of dark stone-fruit jam and aromatic Munich dark malts is slowly followed by estery and honey-ish aftertaste, scattered with plenty of Chinese grass herb-jelly, a bitter edge of black sugar and lingering aromatic grassy hops... The beer label says "spice"(?) is used, but I really can't find any trace of it.
M&D: quite fizzy upfront, though softening quickly in each sip. Medium-bodied, clean (very likely pasteurised), and easy-to-drink Belgian Dark Ale. The aftertaste is remarkable in terms of the herbal and grassy touch; but apart from this the flavour needed better complexity if it was to elevate to the next level - maybe bottle-conditioned might help?

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Photo of dogfooddog
2.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

best before 02/08. have not seen this in a while.

pours with very large light tan head, over half glass volume is head.

smell is malty, makes me wonder if there are any adjuncts in this beer - the ingredients include 'malt extract,' whatever that is.

taste is malty as well, not much hop character at all, and there is still this background hint of corn or something. there is some dark/fruity sweet taste as well.

i actually remember liking this and the blond a few years ago, but this current production beer is quite unremarkable.

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Malmedy Brune from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.