TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden body with a sustained, large white head. Aroma of spice, yeast and malt. Flavor is malty and smooth, followed by a long spicy finish. Somewhat subdued by Belgian standards, but very tastey and easy drinking.
marcus (8894) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This yellow-colored ale poured with a large, long-lasting fluffy head. The flavor is malty and spicy, with a very carbonated mouthfeel. Drinkable, but not remarkable.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this beer was very good...it tasted a bit like a tripel, but was extremely drinkable. It was spicy and light, but very good.
Color is a dark amber with an abundant head.
Aroma is spices and light alcohol esters.
Taste is spicy (clove and coriander?) and a big boldness reminiscent of a Belgian tripel, and this beer had the fairly big mouthfeel of a tripel.
Yet, this beer was very drinkable.
mchamblin (3) - USA - JAN 5, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Leffe is delicious. It’s not as good as Chimay, but it’s got a lot of flavor and it’s worth savoring from an open wine glass or a Belgiam Ale glass, if you have one.
markveerman (14) - Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
LIght golden color with exceptional clarity. Nose has that yeasty and floral smell that is indicative of a Belgian. Very smooth and creamy with a long finish. Senses are a bit dulled from the 9% Chimay Bleue I just consumed, but this is a great beer.
aharbick (4) - USA - JAN 5, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful golden color and creamy head. Smooth to drink with floral bouquet. Thoroughly enjoyable given it’s ubiquity and price.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a nice big fluffy creamy head that laces all the way to the end of the quaff. Nose is actually a little odd. Not nearly as nice as the Saxo brew that I just enjoyed, but I hope the flavor comes close to that one.... Nope, it doesn’t, but it’s not terrible. Sweetness and a bit of bubble gum and spice come through but the palate is a little thin and the carb a little too large... the bubbles aren’t champagne like,as a good Belgian always has. Interesting flavor, although I think it is rushed a bit. Still OK though, and better than a lot of beers out there.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transparent golden with decent white head. Aroma is astringent cleaner with some yeasty bread and residuel sugars mixed in. Flavor very muddled. Residuel sugar, harsh dusty malt and alcohol for a finish. Mouthfeel rather thin. Below average overall.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours sparkling medium yellow with a rocky white head. Aroma is moderatly malty; cookies, Lightly yeasty; leather and soap. Flavor is moderatly sweet and lightly bitter, well balanced nice taste. medium bodied, creamy, softly carbonated, a bit metallic in finish.
homersimpsin (40) - South Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Full of flavour, syrupy palate, rich amber colour, a very enjoyable beer.
Money well spent!