alteregoo (71) - POLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Barwa ciemno brązowa, klarowna, piana wysoka, bujna, beżowa. Wrażenia wizualne na najwyższym poziomie. Co w aromacie? Jest dość winnie, są winogrona, rodzynki, wanilia, karmel, śliwki czy wiśnie w alkoholu, słód pszeniczny i palony - bukiet jest złożony i zmienia się wraz z ogrzewaniem się piwa, choć nie jest bardzo intensywny, raczej subtelny i delikatny. W smaku jest zdecydowanie mocniejsze uderzenie, słodowa baza o rodzynkowo-winnym zabarwieniu, posmak likieru wiśniowego, karmelu, palonych słodów, głogu, dojrzały banan, rum - bogato i szlachetnie. Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, alkohol ukryty, przyjemnie rozgrzewający, treściwe i konkretne piw górnej fermentacji o degustacyjnym profilu, choć butelka 750ml to wcale nie za dużo dla jednego. Bardzo udane piwo i zapewne niejednokrotnie do niego powrócę, zważywszy na cenę 15,50zł za 0,75l.
Teran (11) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decades ago this beer was introduction to me in the fields of Belgian Beer Kingdom. That is the reason that I am ready to comply rating of any Leffe, probably. Even if I know that this beer is today in the jaws of a monster Interbrew system. Still, pretty much good...
Dark ruby color, carbonation very good, tan and stable head, full body, some smoke, ofensive woody beer. In a way world standard for Belgian ales.
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: it has a dark ruby-brown color with a thick. Good retention. Aroma: smells like toffee, some fruits and roasted malts. Tastes like caramel, raisins, spices, and a sweet finish. Low bitterness. Good beer.
Franzen (352) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is of very overripe bananas (the kind with fruit flies), some swamp as well. Taste is sweet, banany with some balancing bitterness. A bit disappointed expected a better beer
rjplumer (454) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy sweet caramel and root beer aroma that’s intoxicating. Deep clear brown with a rich foam head. Mild sweet and toasty character. Rich sweet malt feel. Leaves a sweet toasted after taste in the mouth.
spacecube (970) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked bottle, pours deep ruby with an off white head. Aroma has chocolate, caramel, wheat malt flavours, raisin and dried fruit notes with a kind of vegeatal note running alongside, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation. More like the Leffe blonde than other Abbey Dubbels. Great value though and very drinkable.
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Belgium’s most popular ’dubbel’, made under license from the Leffe abbey since the fifties but fallen into the clutches of AB InBev (then Interbrew) through a history of brewery acquisitions, as there have been many in 20th-century Belgian beer culture. It’s all over the place here, and in the absence of anything better - fortunately a rare occasion in Belgium - I have tasted this many times from 33 cl bottle and from tap. For this rating, I pour it from a 50 cl can - which I suspect is a packing aimed at alcoholics, or in any way not the most flattering packing for an abbey beer. Medium thick and thinning but more or less stable, lacing, dense, light beige head over a deep red brown, cristal clear beer with almost no visible fizz. Aroma has that off-putting cooked pasteurization dominance as expected from the brand, lots of artificial caramel, iron (even dominating initially), freshly cut grass, cardboard, nutmeg powder, dry cocoa powder, liquorice, raw cauliflower, biscuit, cooked corn, coffee with milk, dried leaves, old cookies. Taste begins with a candied but one-dimensional and bland fruity sweetness, simple and straightforward, with minerally carbonation effect, lots of artificial caramel, vague nutty malts in the background but mostly pale maltiness as in a bland standard lager, sweetish, cornish, very metallic with a slick and actually rather thin mouthfeel, some roasted maltiness in the end but low hop bitterness, somewhat watery. I am happy to buy the rumour that this is actually a pimped lager nowadays - I get practically no fruity esters when smelling this, it has the smell and feel of a straightforward Dunkel - and not even a good one. In any case: this is just as bland as I had expected it to be, even under objective analysis. I stubbornly refuse to understand why people still seem to like this and why it is rated so high on this site. This is an off-putting, industrial strong Euro lager in disguise, if you ask me. The mere fact that I have a principle of not wasting anything consumable kept me from pouring it down the drain. Never liked it, never will.
luisfelizola (74) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Marrom escuro com boa espuma persistente. Aroma de caramelo e fruta. Boa acidez e carbonatação. Na boca ataque doce, caramelo. Leve amargor no final com boa persistência. Boa drinkabilidade.
patlab (23) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer that I very often enjoy as a night cap. It pours a nice dark rich brown and it has a great texture and taste.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"had this on tap in Hawaii of all places. quite pleasant, just what you’d expect of a dubble, nothing more, nothing less. it was a solid B, and worth trying if you’re curious."