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Abbaye De Floreffe Double - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
82
good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2002

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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 38
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Color dark brown, almost black.
Head huge but short-lived.
Delicately floral aroma of ginger with a big question mark, hard candy, caramel, coffee faint accents.
The taste is intense caramel, plums, delicate acidity like fruit, and coffee bitterness in the finish. Beer quite pleasant with well hidden alcohol.
It lacks body and maybe a little too saturated, but generally I recommend them.

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330ml bottle, from the ingenious '1/2 Meter of Beer' mixed pack from this brewery.

This beer pours a clear, dark brownish amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and yet fizzy beige head, which leaves some random splatters of sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet, kind of cereal-like caramel malt, sour dark fruit (maybe plum and cherries?), mildly off-seeming red wine, faint turned milk notes, brown sugar, and a weak earthy mustiness - weird, at best. The taste is sweet bready caramel malt, earthy yeast, more candied, and less sour black fruit - raisins, prunes, and dried cherries - herbal and black tea, Nordic licorice, and a small leafy, musty hoppiness.

The carbonation is rather tight in its frizziness, the body medium-light in weight, and with a metallic edge that precludes any gushing here about smoothness. It finishes fairly dry, that fruitiness going back to its tart, dried-out incarnation, with no sense of the slightly elevated alcohol being party to any of this.

A sort of strange beast, this one is, for a dubbel - maybe I could just deem it a dry version of the style, and call it a day, but that would be doing it a bit of an injustice, as there seems to be more going on here, I just can't quite pin my finger (or tastebuds, rather) on it. At any rate, this needs to be experienced to see what these Abbey brewers are really up to.

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Abbaye De Floreffe Double from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
82 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.