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Hopus - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 01-29-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

The beer was poured from the bottle into a glass. Lots of carbonation visible. The beer looks okay, like a bit yellow-orange. The smell is awesome, very rich, with lots of hints of spices. The taste was a bit disappointing, not very rich and a bit too bitter for my taste. The mouthfeel was good, when the beer warms up a bit, if you don't swallow too quickly, the taste becomes more complex. Overall, not a bad beer.

MaartenvanDoorn, Sep 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Anatole, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

JesseMurdock, Aug 29, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a short head covering the entire surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of spices are present in the nose along with notes of candi sugars.
T: The initial taste has flavors of spiced candi sugars and is followed by a light to moderate amount of bitterness and hints of spices (once the beer warms up). The hops negate any flavors of sweetness. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: With its aromas and flavors of candi sugars, I thought that this beer shared a lot of similarities with a dubbel, except that it also had some spices and bitterness.

metter98, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

BelgianBeerPope, Jul 13, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +8.3%

Purchased in a specialist beer shop “Gooden” in Taipei, coming in a short, 330ml brown bottle, fitted with a swing top; BB 21/01/15, served lightly chilled in a long-stemmed wine glass. Notes: the back label suggests 5 varieties of hops are used in this brew, without specifying “which” five exactly.

A: pours a hazy, light golden colour with lots of yeast sediments floating around, the carbonation comes rather lively, in support of a rocky off-white frothy head with extremely good retention.
S: the nose gives an immediate idea that this beer purports to be a modern, hoppy take on the traditional Belgian pale ale, that the resinous Saaz, German noble hop and even Goldings aroma intertwines with perfumy esters to deliver a 3-dimensional aroma profile; given a very good swirl, light citrus peels, yeasty notes as of Chinese mung bean paste (a typical bi-product aroma from Belgian yeasts’ work that I’d normally describe as such), overripe fruit esters, liquid candy sugar, sweet spices, a touch of alc., etc., all come to the fore, while malts stay restrained.
T: effervescent on the entry, the creamy, mixed-flavoured foretaste is initially mineral-phenolic, savoury-sweet prune-ish, faintly sweet-citric, peppery-spicy, and hawthorn-fruit-like, then the hop impact kicks in to render a semi-chewy, tannic and then intensifying-ly dry palate, very enjoyable; the aftertaste prolongs the bitter mineral-ish as well as peppery presence, while the (supposed) good attenuation ensures the sugary content doesn’t come so much to result in any slick mouthfeel (which is almost a norm in most Belgian pale beers I’ve tasted). It is moderately bitter, and even clean, on the palate in the end, with a lingering spicy overtones overall.
M&O: the mouthfeel is kept smooth, creamy and consistently finely carbonated, the body comes full but not heavy, while the spicy-yeasty feel and hop bitterness plus resins combine to deliver an altogether chewy feel. Hoppy as it tries to be, the estery elements in the beer still play a very important role, esp. on the nose, while on the palate the hop elements add more complexity and enjoyment, esp. in the aftertaste where yeasts and hops converge to deliver a palate ideal for anyone who appreciates Belgian yeasty magic and hop consolidation at the same time. Personally, I think this is a nicely hoppy Belgian ale with a decent balance and evolving flavour profile to savour. If fixed at a lower gravity, this beer could’ve been even quaffable.

wl0307, Jul 12, 2013
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Hopus from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
84 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.