thmsboyd (24) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle BBE 6/5/16.Well-chilled. Notes of lemon meringue pie underpinned by barnyard aromas. Clear amber body with a reasonable, off-white, moderately-tight head. Medium sourness and bitterness with a light alcohol harshness. Light sweetness present. Medium body with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Lasting bitter finish.
Willsaar (4) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was one of my go-to beers in Israel because it was so readily available there. It has a good aroma after the initial pour (with a nice craggy foam head as well) the first notes are of almonds, cherries, and toffee. It has a subtle sweet boozy-cherry taste but in a very pleasant way. It’s highly carbonated so the mouthfeel is clean and a little adhering. The aftertaste is again, sweet and clean. It’s a good quality mass produced Belgian beer, though nowhere near as impressive as many other Belgian brews from smaller companies.
neur0 (909) - GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Flasche) Es hat eine kupferbraune Farbe, ist trüb mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma hat was von altem Kühlschrank, fruchtig, vergoren, mit Diacetyl und einer beerigen Kopfnote und verbranntem Karamell. Es schmeckt nach aufgeweichtem Vollkornbrot, etwas röstig, erdig, etwas ölig und wieder das verbrannte Karamell. Die Bittere ist eher leicht.
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the more ’classic’ Leffes, since 1973. Thick, crackling, cream white head sticking to the edge of the glass, colour a deep and warm orangey copper with steady sparkling, clearly filtered, cristal clear. Pasteurization is evident in the nose as with all Leffes (except for the Tripel which is brewed elsewhere than the rest); otherwise a sweetish and spicy aroma, but in an ’industrial’ kind of way and on the weak side. Apart from the cooked pasteurized smell, I primarily get caramel and caramel candy, candied figs, toasted bread, some pepper, some tomato, some lavender, some bourbon. The taste starts sweetish, dried apricots and raisins, light sourish touch, light and slick, with soft carbonation. Caramelly malts take over in the middle but are too light to withstand the somewhat astringent, long-lasting, drying and bittering, bourbon-like alcohol effect in the finish, which otherwise reveals some spicy hoppiness too, but again in a way too light for it to become truly ’big’. Body is light and straightforward for a beer this strength. Somewhat simple, with the badly disguised alcohol and the typical ’cooked-to-death’ Leffe flavour bothering me a bit; overall a very artificial and industrial character as was to be expected, but if I’m honest, I’ll admit that I like this one (a lot) better than the Brune or even (a bit) better than the newer big ones (9° and Royale).
minutemat (1631) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours a deep amber with good white head. Aroma is fairly malty and fruity. Taste is vibrant dried dark fruits, smooth malts, hops and even a touch of oak. Sweet, flavoursome, strong blend but definitely not the best Leffe out there.
jackafholmes (197) - - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a shop in york. Clear copper ale with a small off white head. Aroma is banana and wheat. Taste is tingly, sweet and a touch bitter. Very prickly carbonation kills any oil, which is a shame.
melush (682) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, ligeramente a alcohol, afrutado.
angel77 (950) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en junio de 2002. fecha cons pref para antes 03-2003. lote DKLB. Cuerpo medio de 8.2 vol y buena sensación alcohólica. Color cobrizo y aromas y sabores ligeramente afrutados, acabando con un ligero amargor algo seco. Bastante buena.
hackobock (1360) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, july 30. Pours hazy dark amber with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is caramel, ripe banana, plums and spices. Taste is medium sweet banana and malt, light bitterness. Finish is short light bitter with a sweet malty backbone. Medium bodied.
TheDog (523) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish colour with a very nice head. Aroma and taste of malt, dark fruits, prunes, raisins, a bit coriander. Nice and sweet balanced finish. Great strong ale.