Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another thanks to Redlight. This beer takes me back to Toronto last year. I was attending a conference and, as people at conferences are want to do, I found myself at the hotel bar, drinking a lot. I had my share of domestic Canadian brews, which tend to be a little more full-bodied and flavorful than their American counterparts (but not much so). Then I saw the tap handle for this. Even it was named something other than Leffe, I would have detected that it smells very Belgian, particularly like a certain Trappist ale that was recently defeated in a blind taste test against an American counterpart. But I digress. It is certainly malty with a lot of nuts, fruit and candi sugar. Creamy on the palate and exceedingly drinkable. I partook of quite a few goblets at that hotel bar and I’m remembering why.
Trev (1996) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pous a dark gold with a thin white bubbly head.
Strong fruity aroma giving way to a woody malt.
Full malty flavour. Bitter fruity towards the end. Mellow spiciness.
Very nice, and it came with it’s own goblet.
dj (535) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 Bottle, 750ml. A copper-coloured pour with an average diminishing head. A fruity aroma with banana, peach, honey and yeast/dough evident. The taste is somewhat sweet with alcohol noticable but not overpowering. Hints of banana, peach, cherry and spices. Light to average carbonation. A nice malty, hoppy, fruity finish with some acidity and bitterness. Very nice.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2006
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours yellow gold with a fruity, malted nose. Tall white froth w/ perfect little Champagne bubbles. Light, clean, refreshing, smooth as silk, and fruity with a slight tartness preceeding the fruit. Finish is long a flavorfull. A complex brew yet easy to identify. Overall: I highly recomend this brew. The effers are not so bouyant as other ales in this genre (I like that about it).
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold blond colour, average white head, with a lot of carbonation. Sweet hoppy aroma, grasses, light fruity. Full body, light sprankling. Finish is smouth, light bitter with some sweet hints. Nice balance, good beer.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I enjoyed this beer in Belgium during my stay in Iper. Pours a golden color, with a white fluffy head. Very hoppy aroma, flowery, and a bit fruity and spicy. Flavor is bitter to start, with strong hoppy spice flavor. Spicy, clove like, at times, with a bitter hop finish. Malt lingers in the aftertaste. I have had this in the states frequently, but the imported version is nowhere near as good as the Belgian version, of course. In Iper, it was served in the proper Leffe glassware, but I noticed that the glassware is given to you warm, with a chilled beer, so that when you pour the beer, it warms to the perfect temperature. Wow, that was classy! Smoother in Belgium - import version is harsher to the palate. I prefer the Brune head to head.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2009 1. Bottle at Home 12/08/1999
2. On Tap at the Bar Fringe, Manchester 23/04/2001
Full malt and hops present.
3. On Tap at the Bar Fringe, Manchester 31/05/2001
Slightly pale aroma. Hoppy finish.
4. On Tap at the Pot Of Beer, Manchester 02/05/2002
Amber coloured with a cloudy appearance. Pleasant sour fruit and hops in the finish.
5. Bottle at Lavins Wine Bar, Northwich 26/12/2002
Golden coloured and strong in alcohol. Lasting hop finish.
6. Bottle at Penny Black JDW, Northwich 22/07/2008
Malt aroma. Some carbonation. Golden coloured smooth and a little sweet on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
hershiser2 (1357) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bang! in Charlottesville. Golden with a large head. Banana spice aroma... some bubblegum. Plain flavor... banana, clove, but lightish and watery. Finished a little sweet.
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle from LCBO. Pours gold with a rocky white head with decent staying power and lace. Aroma is mild, malt and bananas. Taste is malty and moderately spicy, with a touch of bitter in the finish, and a slightly sweet finish. I like the level of carbonation, it leaves a tingle on the tongue, but is not over the top, overall mouthfeel is creamy. 6.6% alcohol, but leaves me without a buzz. Overall, I prefer this over Leffe Brown by a fair bit.
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is clearly overated. I was really really disapointed by this beer. The aroma is doubtful, the appearance is normal (nothing special about it), the taste is just fine with spicy and wheat. With all the expectation I had from this beer, I can say that it is an average beer.