mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden colour. Flavour is a moderately bitter malty blond beer with just the right amount of honey sweetness to make it easily drinkable. Not great but okay.
saintjulien (86) - - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very rich/strong aroma of honey and caramel. Sweet taste and not too bitter.
omikr0n (692) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with thick white head. Aroma is malt, herbs, candy, honey. Flavor is malt, honey, alcohol, herbs.
bonkiedeaap (238) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has golden blonde color and a large white head. In the aroma tones of vanilla, flowers, cloves, fruits and a lot of honey. The taste is light sweet with a bitterness in the end. Further a lot of honey and the standard Leffe taste. The finish is sweet with a light bitterness. Pretty standard this beer, I prefer a Leffe blonde.
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
1/IV/14 - 25cl bottle @ home - BB: ? (no marking on the side of the label to indicate a date) (2014-323) Thanks to Katie and Kevin for the bottle!
Clear pale orange beer, irregular creamy white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet and sugary, quite some honey, bit soapy, floral, coriander notes. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: sweet sugary start, some honey, unpleasant bitterness. Aftertaste: sugary, honey, sweet and cloying, yuck, overripe banana, other fruits, mainly overripe pears. Why do I even bother?
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25cl, new brew Anno 2012, with honey, thx to tderoeck!, not complex sweet brew, sweet/floral and slightly malty/fruity, not too heavy, yet not balanced, clear, small head, nothing special
GoufCustom (744) - HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
250 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Habour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear dull golden honey colour with no sediments; Three-quarter finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Very good sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of malt, with strong banana, honey, pollen, vanilla, ester, light caramel, sugar, light Bel yeast and very light lemon; Sweet taste of malt, with honey, light banana, brown sugar, light floral nectar, light Bel yeast, light lemon, sharp bitter hops and faint grass; Light body, quite slick and slightly creamy palate; Mouth feel is Leffe Blonde plus loads of dull, not-so-fresh honey: pretty thick, close to sluggish, strong nectar taste, feel kinda gloomy and unexciting. Otherwise its Blonde taste were well-kept, the banana, molasses and yeasty taste are all here. Hmm… Hoppiness is strong floral and light lemon nose and taste. Sharp bitterness to give some spikes over the honey sweetness for a lasting sweet-bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste. Sweet and creamy to mouth.
Comments: “If it ain’t broke than don’t fix it.” It’s risky to put something extra to the otherwise decent and solid Leffe Blonde. Here they put dull-tasting honey and nectars as a new beer, and the result is uninspiring and close to cloying. Not a drain pours but won’t try again.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours yellow shiny with a nice head, aroma of esters, banana and coriander, flavor is sweet with lots of phenols, coriander and banana, light bodied
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium white head. Clear deep yellow body with light carbonation.
Fruity honeyish plastic aroma with spicy oily notes. Dry-sweet papery
spicy honey taste with fruity wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft
mouthfeel. Dryish spicy plastic honey aftertaste with mealy sugary
notes. Not bad at all, and quite nice. Don’t really know if the
honey makes it any better than normal Leffe, but either way it’s a
perfectly decent beer. (0.33l bottle, gift from wife.)
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Comme la printemps bière sur faites goût de meil beaucoup trop prononcé une bière beaucoup trop artificielle