KingofCastle (207) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle: What a great beer. Both the blonde & the brune remind me of the holdiays & are great winter beers. Pours dark brown colour with frothy, puffy white head. The label says roasted malts give a sweet caramel taste but also bitter - that about says it. Very sweet, malty, fruity beer that just about overwhelms the palate but not quite. This is a stronger ale: I think I prefer the blonde (crisper) while this oneís alcohol taste is a little too strong at times. Still, we are talking quality and excellent example of style.
eeblah (106) - Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good over all Belgium beer. Nice dark brown color. Well balanced. Good in the cooler months
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a nice average lasting light-brown head. Sweet, malty and hoppy aroma. Flavour of toasty malts, caramel, some spices, hops. Sweetish and bitter finish.
MissKicha (5) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2007 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light body for a bruin. Dark brown with light lacing. Wine and raisin aroma. A slight sourness. Yeast gas in the end.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Its definitely better than the blonde though harder to find in the bars. A solid dark beer.
gunnfryd (13344) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is cellar notes, fruit. Flavour is cellar notes, fruit, apple, sweet.
yngwie (15760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 Bottled at Lorry. Reddish brown with a nice beige head. Blackcurrant, sugar and dried fruits in the aroma. The flavor is sweet and fruity, with berries, dried fruits, sugar and some grainy notes. Fullbodied, well-carbonated mouthfeel. The finish is sweet, with dried fruits. A nice one that maybe deserves higher scores. Rating: 6-4-6-4-14-3.4 (061120)
Bottle. Havenít got much new to say about the pour, nose and taste, except that I found out it desveres a higher rating after all these bottles. Especially the flavor. Considering itís ABV and effervescence, itís very easy to drink, and if drank slowly, it goes down all night. (080226)
andywandy (18) - ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a quite fulfilling and never disappointing taste from Leffe. Very easy to drink and leaves no alcohol taste. Very mild but pleasant after taste of spices and fruites.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A brown, clear beer with a sweet, slight burned aroma. The taste is typical for the style but somewhat uninteresting. It really lacks complexity to get me going.
Too sweet when you consider the clean flavour.
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 Iíve had both bottled and on tap. This is my comparison point for a solid abbey-style beer. Always dependable for a good drink. Never spectacular but never misses. Great beer for having friends over in the fall and you need something in quantity that wonít kill your budget but wonít scare folks away.