Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 (On tap in London, Ont) Dark brown, beige head. Sweet caramel aroma. Sweet carmels in flavour. However nitro affect changes beer. Dry bitter in finish. Cloying sweetness near the end. Was a 3.9 would be way better with out nitro on tap.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well known type of aroma typical for all decent Belgians. Dark deep amber with nice tough foam. Gentle soft velvety but so persuasive . Delicious .
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a certain red brightness shining through, a nice tan head atop the shine. Nose first of all typically Belgian - spice, yeast and fruit - and then, what’s this? hints of smoke and sweet malt. Body is initially roasty, comes across spritzy. Alcohol is present as well as yeast. Finishes somewhat sweet with light drying hops and maybe even a hint of ripe banana. An interesting dubbel, a little spritzy for it’s own good, but complex nonetheless.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a beautiful fruity belgian, good with a hearty meal in the fall.
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, this is an Old Faithful. Not a sporty flashy drop… but damn! You get solid consistency. We believe (unfortunately) that this beer will become the favourites of your Balmoral or eastern suburb 6 figure yuppies and… thus killing the true appreciation for this drop. Great for the brewer, but bad for R&D. this drop can still be developed. Has great potential for the novice market. Great colour, distinctive Belge character. A favourite of ours.
shorlin (636) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black/brown. Nice head. Warming up it acquires a sweet, malty aroma. Some dryness in the palate. Tasty!
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice rich fruity, caramely flavor. A nice complement to the blonde.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 it is a dark brown beer with a sweet fruity tast.
johninmelb (1124) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolatey in a lot of ways - colour, smell, flavour. You can taste the alcohol in a not necessarily great way. Prefer it to the triple, and a nice drop of Belgian generally but nothing on the trappistes.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful brown colour. Nice malty aroma with plenty of caramel. Flavour is sweet (again caramel) and malty with a medium bitter finish. Very pleasant, but a bit weak for a Belgian ale. Not the most interesting Leffe, but I probably have a weakness for the dark ales.