Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly sweet, yeasty aroma. Flavor is also fairly sweet with roasted malt. Smooth finish, but not as good as I expected.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 22, 2003
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This Leffe has the same nasty yeast aroma and flavour as the other Leffe beers. I cannot help it, but I think they're awful.
larsniclas (5827) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little sweet, some perfume but fresh. An oily palate.
A nice surprise to me even if it's not my kinda beer.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Bottled. Dark mahogany colour. Malty aroma with vague citric notes and also yeast. Lively mouthfeel. Tasty and full-bodied with yeast and fruit notes. Very well balanced but a bit undecisive. The flavours don't really come through, and the finish is a bit short.
mindtheft (28) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught: This is a damn tasty beer. At first it tastes very malty and the after taste is oakish with a hint of roasted coffee. An enjoyable beer.
imdownthepub (10875) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Red brown, yeasty head. Dark complex flavours with fruit, raisins, oak. Tastes sweet and toffee like.
rauchbier (3639) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep ruby red, initially good head that quickly collapses, and moderate condition. Surprisingly complex aromas (despite my expectations) of roasted coffee, chocolate and wood smoke, almost porterlike. Sweet malt in the mouth and a slight lingering roast coffee note in the short finish. Starts with promise but fails to deliver in the end.
Hansen (7081) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice harmonic complexity between sweetness and bitterness. Dark and clear. Big head and lacing
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a small tight brown-beige head. Suprising amount of carbonation visible on walls of glass. Smells of dark fruits and chocolate, with a hint of caramel and floral hops. Tastes very fruity, with a hint of coffee/chocolate (dark grains). Not much hop presence. Little too sweet for me. Carbonated mouthfeel, thin-medium body.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2006 re-rate april 06
Great looks, dark with a very big and firm head. Malt, slight vanilla, fruits, nuts in the aroma. Taste is a bit thin, some chocolate and coffee notes, very avarage.