Abbaye De Floreffe Blonde | Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgium
brasserielefebvre.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 10-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Deep veiled golden color with storming activity. Frothy beige 3 finger island head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with generous legs. Flavors of apples, caramel, sweet grains, pears, clove, floral yeast, lemon, honey, herbal spices. Thick sweet malty feel with a dash of bitter spicy yeast and hops. Smooth medium body with almost champagne like carbonation. Medium strength finish that last a while, with lingering ester fruits with some honey dryness, a dash of citrus, and a cheese like barrel aged feel. Superb balance and intensity. Very tasty and a pleasure to drink. Overall excellent quality craft.

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Photo of nekronos
4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

NOt so blonde, but interestng in every department. It has the Belgian traditional crafty aftertaste. The foam is great although it is a little simple if compared with toher Florffes. Nice caoba colour. The name reminds of flowers and apparently has something to do with it.

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Photo of jpworld
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Globetrotter
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Moscow German restaurant, this pleasant surprise came out in a stemware glass looking slightly dark, slightly cloudy gold with a nice firm off-white head featuring good contour, retention and lacing. The nose is strong, with lots of fruit and spice. The mouth is mildly carbonated and fairly light. The taste opens with the typical Francophone sweet spiciness, but this is chased by a very nice hoppy bite in the finish. The aftertaste retains this bitterness, with spicey undertones to keep you interested. Very nice.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a beige/yellowish ale with a big foamy white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of hops is stronger then anticipated but well enjoyed with some familiar yeasty aroma also detectable. Taste is a well balance mix between some nice big floral Belgian malt and a medium bitter finish form Saaz (I believe) hops. Really refreshing and complex enough for the style.

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Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BJSmit
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Wessel
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Antyk
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnW
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium gold colour, and good dense head. Aroma rich and fairly sweet, hint of spice but also a dry note. Taste and texture good, fairly sweet as you would expect from this style of beer, but not too sweet, with a dryish finish that makes a good balance. Not a beer to have in large quantities, but is very enjoyable to savour in an evening. Should be served just slightly chilled, not ice cold. I enjoyed this and would certainly have it again, and would be interesting to try it on tap! Not the best example of the style, but fairly good.

John W
Bham UK Jan 2006

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on tap at Café Belgique, Amsterdam on 16th Oct 2005.

I never would have considered myself a blond fan (at least not in beers), but this one I really liked.

Appearance was expected unspectacular blonde beer appearance. Reasonable head on golden body, no haze but some bubbling.

Smell kind-of subdued hops, not much malt and not much fruit.

Tasted very good, more pronounced fruit (maybe apple), nice hops.
Yes, I would have a couple of these (and did!).

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Photo of mdagnew
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a pale golden yellow colour with some light golden hints... White head poured fairly big then faded quickly to a light layer... Decent amount of carbonation bubbles to the surface... No lacing..

Aroma - Nice strong spicy tart fruits (apples, grapefruits, pears, some lemons), barely any malts, peppery / grassy hop bitterness, some creamy vanilla notes, hay, spicy, some salty notes..

Taste - Nice light spicy fruits (apples, light grapefruits, lemons), very light floral honey sweetness, some yeasty notes, light sea saltiness, quite grainy, pale malts, light grassy notes, peppery hops, aniseed, some basil..

M&D - Pretty sharp and dry. Light body... Very refreshing and pretty drinkable even at 6.30%...

Overall - A good clean and well made pale ale.... Well worth a try..

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Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, another cog in the 1/2 Meter of Beer mixed pack from this brewery now available in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden amber hue, with four fingers of puffy, frothy, and chunky eggshell white head, which leaves a fair bit of splotchy linked-island lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away.

It smells of sharply toasted pale crackery malt, white and black pepper, warm apple slices, metallic yeast, and a further dry mixed berry fruitiness. The taste is baked apples and pears, bready, kind of doughy pale malt, a touch of sugary caramel pudding, edgy yeast, faded table pepper, white wine must, and earthy, floral, and faintly perfumed hops.

The bubbles are decently playful in their rounded prickliness, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, in a low-fi, slick sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, the lingering pale malt breadiness contending yet with yeast, bitter fruit, and a suggestion of warming alcohol.

A pretty well-rendered BPA, the cast of characters more or less complete. Fruity, yeasty, spicy, and a tad boozy, all in balance. Worthy of multiple rounds, if this is your sort of thing - me, I'm just happy to try a new Belgian Abbey brew, with a few more to come.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance - Clear amber/gold colour with a large size frothy and fizzy white head. I can see an average amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing all over the sides of the glass. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Breads/grains, floral, green grapes

Taste & Mouth – The beer had an above average amount of carbonation and I could taste lots of grape flavour mixed with breads and grains. There was also some hop and malt flavours mixed with some yeast. It finishes with a grape and bready aftertaste.

Overall – The beer has an interesting taste that made it fairly drinkable. It didn’t strike me as a spectacular ‘must try’ beer; but I’m happy I gave it a shot.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Floreffe Blond poers out fine. Golden color with litle orange and totaly clear. That and quiet a nice head make appearance good. Smell is litle yeastfruity, litle alcoholic and litle hops but altogether not impressive. Taste is very clean, has a nice maltcaracter and ends dry. Very refressing and good blond. Though not impressive.

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Photo of vinivini
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of scottgoblue314
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mtrain237
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Abbaye De Floreffe Blonde from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
3.64 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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