Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Flavored with honey.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (1655) - Ford, Shropshire, - AUG 1, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours gold. Lots of honey. Sickly sweet. Drinkable at first, but by the second sip gets a bit too much. Not again please.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (5410) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2014
oro limpda biona schiuma grossolana aroma di miele un oo chimico tendenza dolce lieve floreale no luppolo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (1746) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
Another exploitation of the Leffe brand, this one since 2013, a honey beer with thick, snow white, stable head and bright golden blonde colour with calm sparkling. Aroma strongly attacking with sweet industrial honey, next to more subtle impressions of banana, corn, plastic, straw, iron, cider, soap and cooked cauliflower. Sugary sweet onset, artificially honeyish, almost lemonade-like, with some late and brief leafy hops in the finish; the added honey, however, dominates the palate and sticks in the end. Apparently AB InBev missed the point here and failed to understand that you do not necessarily have to taste lots of honey in a Belgian honey beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2159) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. pours golden with honey sweet nose. tastes of mostly honey and sugar, with some esters, yeast, maybe some banana. way too sweet for my palate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1413) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a blonde colour, tastes a lot like Leffe Blonde with some honey added at the end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, nose is fizzy toffee, light smoky honey, taste is quite sugary, dry, honey, ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Better than the Ruby, and I say that as someone who doesn’t like honey beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
75cl bottle from Tesco, Camberley. An immediate aroma of honey as soon as the corked bottle is opened; a deep straw colour with a fast fading white head; very sweet in the mouth, with the honey dominating the taste, there’s just a touch of grain to the body to show this isn’t a mead; the finish is more sweet honey - enough to give the felling that your teeth are rotting away. OK, I admit to liking sweet things - but this is way to sweet for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden with white head. Yeasty aroma, phenols and esters. Taste of banana and peppery spice. Garbage

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
bottle at home ... golden yellow .. small white head ... floral zezty fruit ... soft apricot nose ... over sweet fruits ... floral fruits ... way way too sweet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3780) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
0.75 Litre cork and caged bottle: BBD 8th Mar 15. Shared at the August Shrewsbury bootle swap. Golden and clear pour, white head and clean lacing. Too much honey for me (and the rest of the group), I tried to enjoy it but it just seemed to get sweeter and sweeter with each sip: had to gulp it down to get rid of it. If you strongly into honey this is for you, otherwise leave it on the shelf.

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