Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Belgian Dark Ale
Ranked #6
Ranked #12,465
3.98 | pDev: 10.3%
Dec 01, 2023
May 27, 2014
Formerly Brasserie LeFort

LeFort is a complex, dark beer of 10% alc. vol. with a sweet and fruity touch. The pale and roasted, dark barley malts give the beer a perfect balance. The beer is lightly flavored with chocolate and caramel and the top fermentation gives a slight fruitiness. This results in a dark beer with a completely unique taste.
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Rated: 3.98 by MrJones07 from Spain

Dec 01, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Oct 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
330 ml bottle as LeFort 10 Donker - Dark - Foncée, from Vinmonopolet; Nettbutikken. ABV is 10%. Mahogany colour, small beige head. Aroma of malts, brown kandij sugar syrup, caramel. Fizzy mouthfeel. Flavour like the aroma, sweet and alcoholic. Won't buy again, there are better Belgian strong ales out there.
Mar 07, 2023
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Rated by cmb

3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From bottle, listed as a dubbel on beer menu. Creamy, smooth, good taste, better than Afliegm I had recently.
Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jul 01, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Ruby-chestnut, pours clear with a 6-7mm ultra-fine bubble pale tan creamy looking head. ps@+10mins, holds extremely well, ie doesn't seem to change.
S- Distinct Belgian yeast notes (esters) hints of aromatic spice.
T- Follows the smell^. It has a distinctive taste but I often strugle to name such. Spicy, aromatic, perhaps flashes of dark fruit. Lovely, deep and complex. ps. ... I'm starting to suspect this has notes of timber barrel ageing.
F- One for real sloooow-sippin', too complex and too good to rush... Due to it's pungency would likely work better in winter than warmer months.
O- Very nice indeed, polished despite it's pungency. I can sense a solid ABV% but it's not OTT. Feel and pungency are well balanced, as is the whole beer actually.
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! ==> 'Bottle refermented', contains barley, wheat and oats. #1859.
330ml bottle BB: 09/09/2022 Euro2.60 Bought from BeerMania/Belgium as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.
Jun 02, 2021
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
De Belgiuminabox. En copa Grimbergen. Jugando a God of War 2 HD. Con papas fritas de La Real. Muy belga, con un perfil dulce acaramelado bastante agradable, notas a frutas oscuras suave y subiéndose bastante a la cabeza pero sin llegar a molestar
Oct 24, 2020
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a deep dark-brown color with a medium top off beige head that dissolves slowly and leaves some sticky lacings on the glass. Aroma is of dark malts, caramel, plums, figs, brown sugar and spices.
The taste is roasted and malty with notes of dried fruits, caramel that is ballanced with some sweet sugary notes. It then gets more notes of spices in the flavour before it finishes of with some slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a medium carbonation and a medium body.
A pleasant and enjoyable belgian dark ale.
May 16, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

Jul 02, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by JDHood from Virginia

Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

Dec 13, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by Ichoosefiction from Belgium

Jan 18, 2018
Rated: 3.51 by Diogoduarte55 from Portugal

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Jacobus79 from Texas

Oct 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by icemanls4 from Switzerland

Oct 05, 2017
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown with an amber tinge, some visible carbonation and a finger of beige head.

Smells of figs, liquorice and cream. Sweet and spicy like plum pudding.

Tastes of figs, coke, plums and cloves, Christmas spices, cherries and brown sugar.

Medium thick, chewy but smooth body with moderate, foamy carbonation.

Got in Chiang Mai, drinking here June 9th 2017. Excellent and smooth brew, well worth it.
Jun 08, 2017
Rated: 4.37 by Quafftastic from Virginia

May 16, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by steverx8 from England

May 01, 2017
LeFort from Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 54 ratings