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Abbaye De Floreffe Blonde | Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
3.59/5
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61 Ratings
Abbaye De Floreffe BlondeAbbaye De Floreffe Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgium
brasserielefebvre.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 10-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,649
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
61
pDev:
13.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Redrio7
1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

head rigid, pretty big, white, fine-bubble, a long time remains on the surface of the liquid, lavishly adorned with glass.
Malt aroma, with a touch of honey, caramel, slightly noticeable alcohol, are also delicate floral notes.
Taste falls very pale, feel a little caramel, honey - although beer is not sweet, some bitterness there, all in all not too special and much, just enough. Saturation large,
on the tongue feel scratching bubbles. And that was that.

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Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2003.

Appearance : yelow color, with abundant white foamy head.
Smell : cereals aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet, caramel, with a slight bitterness. It is malty and quite round in the mouth.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian Pale Ale.

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Photo of Filosoof
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Where the Floreffe Dubbel has something interesting that's worth the try, Floreffe Blonde has something boring why I'm not willing to drink it more than once.

L: golden look, top starts nice, but disappears quite quickly;
S: boring honey, some bread;
T: like a sweet pilsener, maybe there's some floral thing in it, but brrrr...
M: the longer I think about it the less I like it. There is a tiny bitterness, but even that element irritates.
O: one of the worst blondes I know.

Drinkable ofcourse, but only if this is the one and only bottle around.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of NightINgale
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Poupae
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma is malty, grainy and sugary with some light earthy hop notes in the background. Taste follows with grainy malt and sugar, light yeast spiciness, some astringent notes and light bitterness on the finish. Light to medium body with medium plus carbonation. Decent belgian ale but leans quite a bit towards a strong lager.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown 330ml bottle, best before 11/2006, so opened 13 months too late.

Poured into a Corsendonk tulip glass, I allowed the whole sediment enter the glass, I didn't mean too, the sediment arrived quicker than I thought it would.

The beer would have been a deep golden, clear and crisp looking blonde, mine was a dull orange with huge bits flaoting around, a blonde who had been pulled through a hedge backwards, slowly they (the sediment lumps) began to sink towards the bottom, but I couldn't wait all night, so I started to drink the beer as it tried to clear itself. The head by the way didn't stay. My score for appearance is only average because I messed up the pour.

The aroma was all honey and sweetness, with a little yeastiness to help balance it out.

The taste is not as sweet as I expected from the smell. It is sweet, but there is a robust, fizzy sourness too. By pouring in everything I got the whole picture, it is no 'master', but not bad at all.

Good carbonisation, bubbles trying to rise through my rotating haze of sediment lumps as they push ever downwards.

I will endevour to have this beer again and see if my pouring made a huge difference, I doubt it though. This beer is not a world beater, but a decent beer none-the-less.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bruno74200
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into chalice with long lasting one finger, creamy head. Fresh baked bread, with some grassy/hay notes. Soft carbonation and mild bitterness on the palate, just a touch of metallic lingers. Got this near the abbey, but was too late to have it straight from the source.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-golden amber color with a large white head and some lacing

S-grainy malt, apples, spice, slight yeasty funk

T-sour apples, biscuity malt, grapes, spices, pepper, slight bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-OK but has slightly odd balance of flavors, not bad but not compelling

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Photo of Absumaster
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear, orange or dark yellow color with a stable, chunky head and lots of carbonation.

Smell is malty with honey and spicy notes. The yeast is very specific for the Floreffe beers.

Taste is oxidized which draws the attention away from the taste as it is ment to be. The malt is nice upfront and gives the beer a honey touch. I get some coriander and clove, which is probably the result of the yeast which is also fenolic and reminds me of a witbier yeast, nice and spicy. Body is slightly sticky and aftertaste is a little bitter and spicy. Drinkability is good.

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Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of rastaman
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spicy and slightly sour and acidic, not that sweet, which is a good thing. Lightish, and quite easy to drink, stillmanages to have at least some complexity, even though it is quite light, enjoyable little beer.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On the pour a nice clear gold color with a fluffy white head that is adequate in size, and oodles of fine lace to coat the glass. Nose dominated by the malt, fruit sweet, hints of citrus, quite a pleasing aroma emanating from this obviously well brewed beer. Malt sweet at the start, top is skimpy; the finish is bitingly acidic and masterfully hopped the droughty long lasting aftertaste.

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Photo of Synapstic
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DutchBeerDrinker
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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