Marko (3947) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2008 New review:
Again, not one of my best early ratings, so I felt like a rerate is in order. 0.33l bottle. Poured a darker golden colour with a medium sized fluffly white head that went away at a medium pace. Lively carbonation. A pleasant aroma, nicely fruity (some random agrume) and spicy. A sweet taste, underlying grainy breadiness. The nice silky fruitiness (apple maybe, something else...) mixed with some spices present in the nose can also be found here. Spice ends up in dust from time to time, not in the best way possible and some metal also pops up. Sweetish finish, weak hop in the aftertaste. Obviously not the best Belgian ale around, but Iíve had much worse micros in the same style. Good for the price and Iím not knocking the rate down as much as I thought I might. Ends up somewhere between 3.4 and 3.5. Heh... they seem to have started claiming that itís brewed by a "Br. Abbaye de Leffe" in Dinant and no, there is no brewery there. Ah, well..
This is a fine ale. Has a nice amber colour, and a fine head. I think my mother maybe got it right when she first tried it and exclaimed. "This is great! Oh, wait, too sweet." . It was quite sweet, but not too much, and the spicey taste was enjoyable. Iím pretty sure that there are better Belgian ales around though. (7/4/7/4/15)
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth, fruity, and easy to drink. Somewhat simple compared to other belgians, but still quite enjoyable. Canít complain with this one.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I did not like this beer. I really thought I would but from the color to the first and last drop, this was a pain to drink. Harsh feeling and not even that good flavor either. A little sickly sweet and not anything to try again. It is a macro tho.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Crystal clear golden color, thick white head with good lacing. Very weird aroma : ham, I guess itís caused by the yeast. Weak flavor of fruits and meat (yeast). Light to medium body, soft carbonation, watery texture. Apart from the strange meat aroma and flavor caused by the yeast this beer is nothing special and particulary boring.
JonMoore (1867) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wetherspoons, Loughborough. Sweet, slightly yeasty and spicy. Full bodied. Good, but I much prefer the Brune.
kwik-lime (1322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet almost to the point of being sickly. Nonetheless it is a tasty strong lager.
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
For some reason I really want ot like this beer. I buyit often and each time find myself upset by the burnt-sour taste that stays in my mouth troughout drinking it. Itís a very pretty beer, but I think that Iím done with it.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2004 Second review 9/19/04
I had a few of these babies in Spain this summer, and, well, it is not the most Belgian of beers, but I find it quite drinkable and smooth. Upgraded.
Served in a 330cl bottle. Smelled like a Belgian beer -- kind of rich and somewhat fruity and malty, but the taste was very light and fairly indistinctive. It has an amber color and the head poured pretty full, but died soon after. The carbonation was light and the mouth feel nice. It had a pleasant finish with a small hint of hops. A drinkable beer, but not a great representation of a Belgian beer.
dingo (37) - USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was very similar to the Affligem. The only discernible difference between the two was the aroma. The Leffe was a bit more bitter smelling. The taste was sweet on the back of the tongue and the head was thin out of the bottle.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Consensus is.... this is a very good beer! Canít wait to try the brown.