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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (294) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
33 cl carrfor. Mellanbrun färg med fint skum. Doftar torkade frukter och mandel. Smakar massor av torkad frukt. Fantastisk god. Smakar inget alkohol trots den höga procenten.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pacool (41) - - OCT 8, 2014
Piwo o dużym bogactwie smaków, chyba za dużym bo nie do końca wiadomo na którym się skupić. Ogólnie bardzo przyjemne, treściwie z głębokim owocowym posmakiem.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (402) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown opaque beer with light brown hues at the bottom of my glass. Medium off-white head ; poor retention. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel, roasty malt, fruit (prune), spices. Medium sweet, light bitter. Warming background. Medium to full body, oily texture, medium carbonation, sweet warming finish. Overall, a good brown spicy fruity belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solvaris (107) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (423) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2014
It’s pleasant enough, but is no where near as complex or deep or complicated as the label would have you believe. I though the alcohol was too much to the front, but the level of bitterness was right and the sweet malt carried well. I enjoyed it with the foods I was eating and would have happily had another, but this isn’t a world class work

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappis**d (21) - Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Pours a rose wine colour, short lived head, no real smell, I really enjoyed this, distinct Leffe flavour with a backdrop of sweet fruityness and slight bitter edge

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thmsboyd (38) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Willsaar (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
neur0 (909) - GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
(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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
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).


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