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:
60
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.91%
 
 
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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 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 Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of stevoj
3.42/5  rDev -6%
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 Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
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 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 Evil_Pidde
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FLima
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a thin thick head with decent retention.
Initial slightly sour and somewhat funky aroma with notes of pear, some herbs and green apple.
Flavor with notes of green apple pure, pears, orange from concentrate, coriander, grainy malt, bread dough, sugar cane juice with lemon drops, herbal and earthy hops and a bit of perfume. Dry aftertaste with just the enough bitterness to balance it.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
I found this rather decent; not super complex, but within what is expected for its style, and balanced and quite pleasant. I wouldn’t think twice to have this over a regular Lager.

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Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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 Marius
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of MDDMD
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
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 leitmotif
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Nunya
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 josanguapo
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Alcampo. In La Trappe chalice. After dinner. Peachy nose, not so much peach in taste but a nice bitterness.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of desint
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
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 innominat
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rastaman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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 Jerseyislandbeer
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Poupae
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Abbaye De Floreffe Blonde from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
3.64 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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