Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #83
Ranked #23,876
3.73 | pDev: 13.14%
Oct 15, 2021
Jan 29, 2009
Notes: None
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4.18 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 15, 2021
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4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by gabrielski

Had one bottle of this poured at home after a day of work. Was part of a gift containing a pack of Belgian beers. The beer had a splendid taste, unbelievable smooth taste. ABV is just perfect and the overall vibe was very nice. Definitely gonna buy more of this!

Aug 25, 2021
3.83 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Jul 15, 2021
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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- I'm glad I poured this 330ml into an outsize glass as even well rested, chilled and poured slowly it has a 10Cm head on it (ps. that held up really well. 10mins post-pour there was a 'chimney' of foam standing above foam below - different! The head is just off-white, the body is pale amber with a very slight haze. Minor sediment appears left in the bottle.
S- It seems quite mild to me, but I likely have some winter congestion. I ask my wife, good nose on her, she agrees it's so light it's hard to distinguish.
T- Somewhat different, in a good way, quite prominent dry hops then into a more expected rich/deep/pungent flavour and then back into balance for a pretty prominent hoppy/rich finish.
F- It's 8.3% and it shows it. It balances that and it's broader richness with more prominent hopping than IME is typical in a high ABV% trad Belgian beer.
O- I really like it. It is neither over-hoppy nor in the slightest cloying/rich/etc, the brewer has hit the point of balance admirably. I'd happily drink this again, thought at £3.97/330ml bottle it would be an occasional treat.
Bought from BeersOfEurope (UK) BBE: 5/11/2020

Mar 03, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rapayn01 from Kentucky

I had a bottle of this (poured into the beer's reserved glass) at the airport in Brussels in May 2018, the night before we flew home. Our hotel was next to the airport so we ate at a place inside. Anyway, the beer had a decent hop paired with the typical flavor of Belgian yeast. It was dangerously smooth at this abv.

Jan 02, 2020
4 by paulish from New York on Sep 19, 2019
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4.56/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by RiffPaddywack from California

I created an account specifically to review this beer. I’ve noticed many bad reviews. It’s fresh when cold. Good fruity, yet bold taste. Fun pop top. Decor looks like something off the Goonies treasure map. No bad notes for this beer. Delicious

Jul 30, 2019
3.94 by steverx8 from England on Jul 11, 2019
3.97 by generallee from Virginia on Feb 26, 2019
3.68 by Eltrandos from France on Dec 25, 2018
4.02 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands on Nov 30, 2018
3.56 by Momon from Philippines on Mar 27, 2018
3.06 by Ichoosefiction from Belgium on Jan 06, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by matuto from Brazil

Strong and at the same time with a refreshing light body which matches pretty much its hop profile.

Oct 03, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by The_Bujon from Ireland

Got to be one of the best looking beers, a lovely light body topped with a meringue style head, like the best retaining head I have seen....bulges out above the glass and stays put like a whippy icecream.

Aroma is light and hoppy, refreshing with mild honey.

Taste is a touch disappointing, just hit with alcohol, and at 8.3% I can see why some BA reviews suggest tripel like, it is just very sharpe.

Aftertaste is a continuation of the taste, no hiding from it, it stays with you until your next quaff.

Overall I would say this is a pretty good beer, which could have been better if it had some taste of note, and perhaps dare I say it?, less alcohol!!

Still worth a few bottles of the stuff for sure.

Jul 26, 2017
3.5 by mishi_d from Romania on Apr 28, 2017
3.76 by BelgianBeerChef from Romania on Mar 29, 2017
2.92 by BlackVeg from Germany on Feb 03, 2017
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2.69/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

What's the deal with this appearance? Doesn't look professional, looks ruddy, lacks clarity. Aroma wasn't ipa/hoppy either. Yeast, sweetness, clove and spice rack? Ugh.

Taste did have bitterness but lacked hop flavor. Fuckin' Belgian ipas amiright? Alcohol is over the top. This just tastes like a tripel for the most part. Some of the apple yeast notes there. But too much clove.

Glad I knocked this tick out with a small sample size, would not bang again.

Nov 09, 2016
3.9 by Dzu from Russian Federation on Sep 20, 2016
3.99 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Sep 13, 2016
3.75 by parpalapelix from Romania on Aug 03, 2016
3.38 by Patrunjelu from Romania on Jul 17, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Shanex from France

An excellent belgian style IPA. A massive head reminescent of Duvel... Smells like bread with five varieties of hop. Drinkable yet relatively strong. Will buy this one again.

Jul 03, 2016
3.53 by bowzer4birdie from Illinois on Jun 30, 2016
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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by NilocRellim from Minnesota

Pours a clear yellow/gold colour. Smells very bready, and a little sweet. Tastes a bit boozy, yeasty, a bit of spiciness, and a clean aftertaste. Very crisp and refreshing.

Jun 21, 2016
3.94 by Antyk from Belgium on Jun 05, 2016
4.14 by burnstar from Pennsylvania on May 06, 2016
4.34 by louislouis91 from Ireland on Mar 30, 2016
4 by YvesB from Belgium on Mar 17, 2016
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3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by stevoj from Idaho

A light bodied hoppy ale, bordering on tripel territory. Pours hazy golden with towering foamy, yet lasting head. Hops are at the forefront (duh!), semi-sweet and flowery. Still has a way to go to reach Chouffe Houblon class, but pretty good nonetheless.

Mar 16, 2016
4.08 by MerapiTom from Belgium on Jan 15, 2016
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4.54/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BryanLogaru from New Jersey

After reading some of the negative reviews for this brew, I realized that I have not had the same experience as any of them . . . and the only difference was that they had bottles and I had it on draft. I was not expecting much from this beer, I simply saw it on the beer menu at a restaurant and decided to give it a try and wow did I make a good decision. Poured with BIG head which did wonders to release the wonderful floral aroma of the beer. Upon first sip I was astounded as to how smooth it was. A juicy taste of citrus fruits and mostly lemon with maybe a hint of malt dominated the experience with a smooth bitter hop finish that dissipated faster than expected. Others have compared part of the taste to soap, and I can see where they are coming from but I do not believe soap is what they are tasting. My guess is that it is orange or lemon peel they are tasting. I Definitely not your typical IPA, but honestly it makes for an easy and enjoyable experience.

Dec 18, 2015
3.78 by Walbert_Neto from Brazil on Dec 13, 2015
3.5 by HopBelT from Belgium on Nov 12, 2015
4 by educorgan from Portugal on Nov 06, 2015
4.23 by -YJ- from France on Oct 05, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by josanguapo from Spain

From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. After dinner. Nice but a bit more sugary than desiderable. The high alcohol % isnt noticeable

Oct 04, 2015
3.78 by BdM from Netherlands on Sep 24, 2015
3.85 by Marcos_Graziano001 from Florida on Sep 10, 2015
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