Russo (1958) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Nice Dark color with a beige head. Aroma is complex, notes of banan, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is sweet and good, fruity notes also some chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is nice, sweet and a bittterness at finish..
Português:Cerveja Escura com boa espuma bege. Aroma é complexo, notas de banana, chocolate e malte torrado. Sabor adocicado e bom, notas frutadas e chocolate. Retrogosto é doce com um final amargo. Muito boa!!<P>
SoundsLikeJoe (13) - Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. The beer has a light fluffy head. Smooth with a rich flavor but not over-powering. A very drinkable beer that has kept me satisfied.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours deep brown with a light red hue and an off-white and lacing head. Aroma is dark malty with notes of canesugar, some yeast and spices, esteric and a minor note of dried fruit (in a Belgian way). Flavour starts subdued sweet with a light malty note turning slowly bitter and esteric towards the end. At all times mellow/mild. Ends with a creamy malt flavour and a slight bitterness in the far finish.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
looks great in the glass, short head left strong lacing. dark amber on the edges nearly black inside. full inviting classic abbey aroma, dark, finishes sweet and happy
AWS9 (594) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 On tap at Chez Noir in Kingston. Pours deep brown colour with large and eventually receding thick head. Smell is heavily malty with a hint of fruit. Dark tasting, with a little fruit, and something that kind of reminds me of Guinness Extra Stout. Delicious brew.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.?.07. On tap at Circa in High Bridge NJ. Really a delicious brew. Definitely prefer this to the blond. Scrump
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
350ml. Pours dark brown with nice sized white head. Aromas of molasses, yeast, malt and a hint of chocolate. Flavours of coffee, malt, and caramel with a little spice in there. Smooth palate with a bit of a molasses finish. Body is a bit thinner than I was expecting from the color.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/2/05. 330ml. Costa Rica. Best by 6/06. Pleasant yeasty aroma. Thin body little flavor.
beastiefan2k (3050) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have had this a bunch of times now, a while ago gotmos brought a 750mL back from Belgium, it’s available on tap in the States but this rating was basically a way to pass the time at the Kiev Airport at the Belgian Beer Bar. Poured into glass with a dark brown color and amber tints. It has a large frothy head that turns into a surface covering lacing. Aroma is like the regular Leffe with a very specific "fishiness" and some sugar sweetness behind that. Taste is a cheap sweetness and a bad herbal-ness. Ends with a watery prune flavor. Light bodied and a weird sweet beer. I used to enjoy both Leffes a lot more but have really lost interest in both over the years.
Tap, large Leffe glass.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 Bottle from the LCBO. Extremely dark red with small off-white head. Spicy sweet yeast in the aroma. Caramel malt flavour with the slightest hint of coffee. Remarkably smooth on the palate. Goes down with remarkable ease. Must investigate further...
Updated: Glass at the Pogue Mahone. Flavour seems diluted somewhat, but with the sweetness emphasized. Artificial, plastic aftertaste lingers in the mouth. I’ll pass on this next time. Scores adjusted to reflect crap tap and decent bottle.