Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgian IPA
Ranked #68
Ranked #23,013
3.74 | pDev: 13.1%
Sep 17, 2023
Jan 29, 2009
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Sep 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle, at Cardinal, Stavanger. ABV is 8.3%. Moderately hazy straw colour, huge white head. Sweetish aroma of glucose syrup, Belgian ale yeast and mild spices / spicy hops. Medium sweet flavour with the same elements, more distinct hop bitterness than in most Belgian strong pale ales, but well balanced.
Sep 14, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by belgocanuck from Belgium

May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 15, 2021
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Reviewed by gabrielski

4.59/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3.83 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jul 15, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Sep 19, 2019
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Reviewed by RiffPaddywack from California

4.56/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3.94 by steverx8 from England

Jul 11, 2019
Rated: 3.97 by generallee from Virginia

Feb 26, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by Eltrandos from France

Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

Nov 30, 2018
Rated: 3.56 by Momon from Philippines

Mar 27, 2018
Rated: 3.06 by Ichoosefiction from Belgium

Jan 06, 2018
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Rated by matuto from Brazil

4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by The_Bujon from Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.5 by mishi_d from Romania

Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by BelgianBeerChef from Romania

Mar 29, 2017
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