Abbaye De Floreffe Double | Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgium | website

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
87
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
19.41%
 
 
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3
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Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 87
Photo of rodenbach99
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml. brown bottle bought at the SAQ

A: dark brown with a beige head, some head retention.
S: strong anise (licorice) smell, some spices,
T: taste like black licorice, some caramel. very tasty
M: light body but perfect this way.
D: very drinkable, good beer

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2007.

Appearance : dark brown color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : good malted aromas.
Taste anf mouthfeel : malty, with just enough bitterness and bitterness well balanced.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian Dubbel.

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Photo of nekronos
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

More than great. I thought it was going to be a goledn alike one. But it had all the superb features of a great Belgian beer. The head, the taste the body. The botle is quite nice although simple. I would like to drink a whole box on my wedding for example.

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Photo of bloberglawp
4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a tulip glass, 5-6 degres celcius and warming it up as I type.

Pours a rather dark brown... almost blackish brown, amazing fluffy freakish mountain head that disipates down to a nice bulge of foam. Insane lacing, all over the glass, marking rings as the ale is being consumed, Wow, a real nice looking ale!

Aroma of belgian yast, sugar candi, figs, mango and small dark fruits. Flavor of belgian yeast, cristal malt and phenolic fruity yeast byproducts.

Yummy! I love this dubbel!

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Photo of janubio
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chocolate colour with red hints when held to the light. A good reddish creamy head that fades soon, leaving some lace.Aroma is cherries, vanilla, dark fruits. Do I detect some tobacco? Sour flavor, taste of cherries, flowers, vanilla 3essence, dry and sour.

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Photo of mwagner1018
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at slightly below room temperature about 65deg F, into a Grimbergen goblet, poured a beatiful dark coffee color with great release of carbonation building to a creamy substantial 3/4 inch caramel colored lasting head.

Slightly dissapointed by the very quickly diminishing smells associated with this beer, initially sensed a sweet alcoholic strawberry and orange.

Expected a nice creamy texture from the first drink with that magnificent head, but was dissapointed that it was more airy and light, my tastes picked up some slight malts, a bitter yeastiness, and substantial watered undertones. I did enjoy the drinkability and the taste seemed to intensify with a good bite toward the bottom of the glass.

Mouthfeel was alright, the creaminess of the head left something to be desired but, overall a very drinkable, light tasting abbaye style beer.

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Photo of Conrad
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The label says the ingredients include (above the usual malt, hops, yeast, water) canesugar.
Poured into a Trappistes Rochefort goblet. Looking good.
A: Deep old mahogany brown. The head is light cloudy, tawny colour, half inch thick that settled to quarter inch, and remained in the glass throughout the drink. Large and small bubbles in the head give it an uneven spread, and a mottled appearance. Nice thick lacing.
S: Sweet, candy. The alcohol hits the back of the nose. Some malt.
T: It's fun getting the moustache through the thick head for that first sip. A gentle rich flavour, not big overpowering. I could detect more tastes after the first sip: cola, molasses, spices.
M: Good effervescence. Coats the tongue nicely, and continues to sparkle in the mouth until the next sip. A medium creamy body.
D: Quite refreshing. An easy drinking brew. Watch out for that 6.3% ABV. At a price of $2.65 (Cdn) this is a good value.
Yum.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (at room temp): Poured a cloudy deep brown color ale with a super huge head with perfect retention. Aroma of caramel malt with distinctive Belgian yeast. Taste is a well balance mix between sweetness, strong malt with a nice touch of caramel and some subtle sourness with light funky yeast. Body is a bit thin for the style but overall this is a very nice dubbel.

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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 Barraclou
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Double - Dubbel Floreffe - Bière d'abbaye brune, 6.3%, 330ml brown bottle.

Appearance: A very dark / almost black ale without head. Very light carbonation. It looks like a stout.

Smell: It smells dark fruits with some malt and caramel perfume.

Taste: A good mix of roasted malts and fruits. Not really bitter, but lots of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation. It is very smooth and creamy to feel.

Drinkability: It is a very good beer. I enjoyed to review it.

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent Belgium though under average double. Spice.Smooth cream in mouthfeel, though was a bit at end of its expiry leash. Herbs, citrus, cinammon, licorish. Malts with some bittersweet character. Coca Cola ingredients. Good sour yeast sediment to close. Had agaiin 7 months later and ingredients mellowed, cinammon more pronounced and was drier. More notuiceable aroma and colour.

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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 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 Morris729
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown color with a tall fluffy light tan colored head that dissipates very slowly into a thick and rocky lace that loves to cling to the glass. Nose is sweet cake-like malts and candied fruit. Medium to full in body and very smooth in texture. Taste is sweet malts and caramelized sugar followed by notes of rum-soaked raisins. Notes of bread dough and spicy hops come through towards the finish. A great double and an absolute steal at only $2.99 for a 750ml!

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Photo of Gusler
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On the pour a deep garnet to almost brown, the head massive in its size, the texture creamy smooth, the lace in portly sheets that cling mightily to the glass. Nose fruity sweet like over ripe pineapple, malt, and hints of citrus and quite pleasing to the senses. The start a nice sweet malt, the top skimpy, finish has an impressive hop spiciness, bitingly acidic, droughty long lasting somewhat alcohol bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of marc77
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep ruby in hue w/ excellent clarity when held to light, topped by a tan, formidably thick, creamy, well retained head. Attractive, intricate lace is left. Perfumed, pungent, sweet star anise is perceived at first in aroma, then mellows and yields to a signature ester profile comprised of banana and mellow clove. As the beer breathes, chocolate malt surfaces along with subdued dark caramel malt. Overall, the star anise augments what would otherwise be a pedestrian dubbel aroma. Caramelized dark candi sugar sweetness is perceived upfront, and is ensued by dryish prune and an assertive combination of nutty malt and bubblegum esters reminescent of marzipan. Star anise retains its perfume like character, but is much more mellow that the aroma implies and provides a pleasantly floral and bright contrast to the yeast esters. Dry, powered cocoa like chocolate emerges mid palate, but is overshadowed by dark fruitiness. Moderate in body, w/ a smooth, but slightly chalky mouthfeel. Finishes minerally and dry, w/ light bittersweet chocolate briefly lingering on the palate. Floreffe Double is an enjoyable and flavorful brew. Although lacking in complexity overall, the star anise provided a unique complement to the malt profile. With more body and / or malt backbone this would be excellent.

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Abbaye De Floreffe Double from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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