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Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale) - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

278 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-10-2000)
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4/5  rDev +2%

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -1%

330ml bottle, part of the '1/2 Meter of Beer' mixed-pack from this brewery now available in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, frothy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves some broad, continental drift lace around the glass as things lazily sink away.

It smells of musty field honey, gritty and grainy pale malt, a touch of caramel/toffee sweetness, warm, and indistinct tropical fruit, yeast, a bit of black pepper, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is dry honeyed crackers, bready pale malt, a floral candied character, one rather akin to the flossy sort, white grape juice concentrate, muddled earthy spices, still understated leafy, weedy hops, and a rising, but respectful enough metallic booze astringency.

The bubbles are pretty well integrated, and manifest as a subtle edginess throughout, the body a steady medium weight, and smooth in the most basic sense, i.e. one does not sense the lack of it. It finishes off-dry, natch, the honey still pulling a certain diva routine, persisting among some near-equally heady maltiness, and the burgeoning sweetness of that bristling 16-proof booze.

Being from Canada, the very idea of honey ale does not engender a whole lot of hope on my beer radar when I am presented with an example of such. Leave it to some old-world brewing goodness to break me out of that bit of reverie - this one performs said charitable act with aplomb. Honey? Yes, up the wazoo - but moderated, by grain, yeast, hop, and yes, alcohol alike, to provide us all with a crazily workable, and drinkable, end result.

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Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale) from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
88 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.