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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 10-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 24
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
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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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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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a Leffe chalice by freshness date.

A:
Hazy honey color with some orange hue, thick creamy head with good retention, it leaves lacing ring along the downwards passage. Small bubbles of active carbonation seem to be rather high.

S:
Upfront with caramel, molasses and sugarcane, mingle together with barley malt based and berries.

T:
Lead by sweetness from sugarcane, molasses and caramel, malt is underlying but bold enough to bring into to touch. Bitterness from hop is mute, barely detectable.

M:
The body is medium with right amount of carbonation to generate slight pricky mouthfeel, very dry finish.

O:
Good Belgian Pale Ale, easy to go with and high drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of IPA35
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Kasteel glass. My first true non-trappist abbey beer, it has the official true Belgian abbey beer seal at the back of the label.

Dark blonde colour, about 1.5 thumbs of white head with bad retention.

Smells is floral and hoppy (as in citrus).
Doesn't smell too strong.
I think it has that typical Belgian yeast smell that people here keep talking about, I am not sure if that is what it is but most Belgian ales seem to have it.

Taste is light, floral, slightly hoppy, fruity/sweet and quite bready or grainy.
Slight hint of alcohol in the back.

Mouthfeel is thin, almost watery. Quite alot of carbonation. Dry and very easy to drink.

Overall not a spectacular beer, a bit simple prehaps but quite good still.

I would recommend this to people who want to make that leap from macrolagers to craftbeer or -in Dutch- speciaalbier.

I know some people who are into lager and are looking for a better alternative to Heineken/Amstel but when I bring them a bottle of Tripel Karmeliet they don't like it. Prehaps this is what they should try?

But this might not be the first beer you would pick as it isn't that well known even though it is easily available in the Netherlands.

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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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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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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.3%. The label describes this beer as a "strong ale" and an "abbey beer". Ingredients include candi sugar. Clear golden colour, big white head. Nice fruity aroma, notes of cider apples, spices, farmhouse kitchen and Belgian ale yeast. Fizzy mouthfeel. The flavour is fairly sweet (the kandi sugar is evident), notes of apples and mild spices. Not too bad.

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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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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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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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Abbaye De Floreffe Blonde from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
3.64 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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