Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle to glass in Paris. Fruity esters with banana in moderate amounts. Pours a wonderful clear copper with full white head that lingers throughout with some webbing on glass. Alcohol warmth present on taste. Floral and gritty earth with spicy phenolics in moderate low amounts. A little bready from the yeast. Overall a nice beer.
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of several expansions of the Leffe range, this one since 2006. Also more recently tasted as Leffe Rituel 9°. Sticky, snow white, irregular, decreasing but stable head and orangey amber colour, clear with little sparkling. Strong ’cooked’, pasteurized smell with accents of gooseberry, caramel, toasted bread, meat, sweet sherry, tomato puree and smoked bacon. Smooth, sweetish palate, caramelly and honeyish, slick, mildly hop bitter finish with bourbon-like, drying and even astringent alcohol. Pointless, out of balance and too strong for what it can take, but admittedly more interesting than the Brune or the Blonde.
melush (685) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, alcohol, dulce, afrutado.
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Olaf for the bottle, please come back to visit when you can.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was an orange color with a decent fair one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a fine stringy lacing clinging but sliding in a nice way.
The smell had a nice combined Belgian sweet spice to invade a decent orange pith of an aroma. Hmmmm....I like it.
The taste was there, it was sweet and spicy with a nice citrusy sort of aspect running amuck over my tongue and mouth.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the palate with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed fairly subdued but still showing a fair sharpness about it.
Overall, for the most part this was a good Belgian Strong Ale that I would have again.
Icedwarf (325) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Helder lichtbruin bier zonder schuim. Smaak is kruidig en licht zoet, citrus, koriander en fruit. Iets pittiger dan de gewone Leffe. Blijft redelijk lang hangen.
Franksv6 (159) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange colour beer with a nice white head, low carbonation. Taste is (to) sweet, fruity and some spice. Afther taste is some sweet bitternes
ZeroDome (7) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Near amber in color, sweet malty aroma. No hops to detect. A lot of alcohol, but wouldnt expect to be 9%. Feels just like a stronger version of Leffe Blonde.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Een goed stevig bier, maar een met wat te weinig smaak naar mijn zin. Dan zijn er betere.
madquacker (1041) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A stringy and astringent bitter beer. To be sipped and nursed. Not for the faint of heart. A little bit metallis and harsh.
JefVerstraete (1287) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet and malty aroma with notes of caramel, banana, honey and brown sugar. Light bitter finish. Unbalanced and too sweet. I don’t like this.