Brasserie Lefebvre

Brasserie Lefebvre.  Photo by Keith Rigley

Chemin du Croly 54, 1430 Quenast. Tel: 067 67 07 66

Beer List -

Any tasting notes that appear against the beers are the personal opinions of the authors. If the authors disagree on any aspect then their initials appear before their individual opinion.

Ambrosious Bräu

Barbàr - 8% alc/vol

Comments - First berwed 1995.
Tasting Notes - A pleasant and interesting honey beer with enough to satisfy those looking for something a little special

Barbàr Winter Bok - 8% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed in 1997.
Tasting Notes - Excellent texture and full palate with good use of honey to bring out all sorts of tastes thoughout the beer. Lots of brown ale character including a gentle roasted element in the finish and a spicy dark malt make this a good fireside beer.

Blanche De Bruxelles - 4.2% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1990. Also sold as Student.
Tasting Notes - A different, but hardly inspiring, variation on the white beer theme. Earthy wheat with a few citric notes.

Blanche de Francorchamps - 4.5% alc/vol

Cuvée des Baudets

Cuvée Spéciale Martinet

Floreffe Blonde - 7% alc/vol

Comments - First berwed 1991.
Tasting Notes - Quite characterful for a blonde, with a surprisngly full and hoppy palate, though a touch one-dimensional.

Floreffe Double - 7% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1983. Also sold as Durboyse Brune.
Tasting Notes - Oddly described by the brewery as a porter, and certainly not in the style of a traditional abbey Double. Pretty boring though a full taste and dark bitterness attempt to lift it.

Floreffe La Meilleure - 7.5% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1983.
Tasting Notes - Accomplished, but not - as implied by the name - "the best". Spiced with aniseed and coriander which enhance the nose but do little for the dry, bitter malt of the palate.

Floreffe Tripel - 7.5% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1978. Believed also to be sold as Abbaye de Bonne Esperance, Moeder Overste and La Four Chapitre.
Tasting Notes - No holding back on the hops with this beer. It is, however, not overdone and there is a pleasant balance that prevents it getting too bitter. An excellent summer quencher.

Happy Beerday - 6.5% alc/vol

La Jamboise de Bister Spéciale Noël - 8% alc/vol

Lefebvre Blonde

Newton - 3.5% alc/vol

Comments - A mix of apple juice and white beer.
Tasting Notes - Interesting and unusual beer. Aroma almost pure apple then lots of other things take over, particularly the hops.

La Quenast - 5% alc/vol

Comments - Was brewed by Facon in West Flanders but sold with Lefebvre label.
Tasting Notes - Quite characterful pilsener style beer with plenty of hop and a positive malt element but marred by a metallic edge.

Saison 1900 - 5.2% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1982.
Tasting Notes - Excellent summer quaffing beer that is surprisingly light in body though full in taste. A good introductory saison style beer for beginners.

La Seigneurie - 7% alc/vol

Comments - Brewed, or perhaps just labelled, for Gusbin, a beer distributor in Erquelinnes.
Tasting Notes - Similar to Floreffe Blonde

Soleilmont Cuvée de Noël

Soleilmont Triple

'T Serclaes

La Wépionnaise


© 2000 J.Woods & K.Rigley

This page last updated Friday 20th December 2002