Abbaye De Floreffe Double | Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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Abbaye De Floreffe DoubleAbbaye De Floreffe Double
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgium
brasserielefebvre.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.48%
 
 
Wants:
3
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18
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Krakpoff
1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of josvemden
1.96/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of Beeronious07
2.42/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

bought it at the local Beer shop in 0.33 liter bottle for somewhere around 2.2 euro, and served it at a temperature of 8 Celsius in a 330 milliliters CHIMAY goblet

A - creemee 2 finger tall head with good retention, but with not that much carbonation. very very dark red color that if not exposed on light it seems like black.

S - very discreet and its hard on me to point out what am i smelling so i will not even try on pointing fingers

T - just a little of it. not that strong bitter taste with just a pinch of sweetness hidden deep into it, and a strong bitterness as u swallow it.

M - not that much carbonation or anything else.

I'm heavily disappointed with this one. the only strong side of this beer is the color and thats pretty much the same for a lot of them.

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Photo of rastaman
2.8/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Maybe its the flu i had, but it was hard to detect anything else but brown sugar amd some sweet candy. Really fizzy (like coca-cola fizzy) on the tongue, with a metallic finish, not really what i was hoping for, dissapointing. Simple and candyish, got increasingly harder to drink.

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Photo of flipper2gv
2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Deep brown color fully translucent with a good amount of foamy beige head. Retention is good and lacing is ok.

S: Big spicy bread character upfront. Quite a good amount of brown sugar, caramel and molasses. Strong smell of cloves, anise and light cinnamon. A bit lackluster.

T: Sharp metallic taste is the first thing I notice in this beer. Then, it is the same spiced bread than in the smell. Again, cloves, anise and cinnamon are the spices in question. And still sweet with brown sugar, caramel and molasses. A little vinous character. A bit herbal and earthy too but too strong to make the beer better. It's a messy beer which is weird for a Belgian.

M: Medium body but strangely sticky for only 6.3% ABV and not that much residual sugars. Carbonation is high.

D: The beer was relatively easy to drink even though this might be the worst Belgian beer I had so far.

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Photo of Rivoire
2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Iamhook
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of starlight37
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of knot
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tastes like black licorice.

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Photo of TerryW
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks decent, but doesn't have the depth of character that a really decent Belgian double has.

Pours walnut colour with a good sized head that works its way down to a heavy film. Lots of lace to be had.

Aroma is limited to dark vinous fruit - and not much at that. Taste is dark fruit, treacle, a hint of roastiness and alcohol. Mouthfeel is thin and brittle.

Okay, but I've had better. Nothing here to get overly excited about. Almost like a double-lite (which is a strange concept).

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Photo of Tim2000
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330 mL brown bottle. Apparently, this is a "Stromg Beer".

Dark brown opaque brew with a healthy beige head.

Spicy aroma with metallic yeasty notes.

Taste starts off with a spicy cola sweetness that quickly turns into a phenolic/metallic flavour. Black cherry comes to mind as well as a mint and ginger spiciness. Body is medium and I consider this beer to be overcabonated.

Quite complex and interesting brew, although I find the lingering metallic taste somewhat unpleasant.

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Photo of byronic
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Caudalie
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of BILF
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of polloenfuego
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sherillc
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoubleJ
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle served at Amsterdam's Belgisch Bierlokaal, poured into its branded goblet. On to the beer:

This is a dark brown beer with a sturdy head on the pour before dropping to a lace. The aroma brings confusion, as it's not as well balanced as it should. It smells liek someone threw up licorice, plum, and burnt raisin in my glass. The good news is tastes better. Balanced a little better, starting with some black licorice. Roasted plum says hello, and throughout there's vague dark fruit. The alcohol holds itself in, and it medium-full bodied with a smooth feel.

Parts of the beer are disjointed, but it is competent enough to keep on drinking.

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Photo of Bdc
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on draft, Tapwerks, OKC. Poured a hazy, reddish-copper color with a sparse head and no lacing. Cherry and hint of spice in the aroma. Flavor was very malty but cherry was too noticeable for my liking. Low in carbonation, a bit watery and smooth.

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Photo of papat444
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Abbaye De Floreffe Double from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
3.71 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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