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

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RATINGS: 846   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (468) - MEXICO - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. A reddish beer with a small head. Aroma is of syrup, caramel, raspberries, berries and a hint of alcohol. Taste is kind of bittersweet with an alcoholic finish. It has a belgian yeast character. Medium bodied with some carbonation and astringency. Has the character of a belgian strong ale, but lacks complexity and balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (746) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Clear copper with a creamy/frothy offwhite head. Aromas of citrus, roasted caramel, dried fruits, spices, alcohol esters. Medium bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Creamy and fizzy, with a deep malty and fruity character and a mild finish. Uninspired and over-commercialized, but quite pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6944) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
pours clear dark golden, red-pink tint, with a frothy off-white head, sticky lacing. sweetish fruity maltiness - strawberries mostly; golden raisins, smooth peppery caramel, phenolic bananas - aromatic and not overwhelming; minty and woodsy spiciness - touch of vanilla; other spices and fragrant herbs, some sweetness - lots of candi obviously; cardboard traces, obvious belgian yeast strain. bright belgian carbonation, medium body; very lightly astringent, sweet and yet assertive grassy-piney-spicy finish. bold, tasty and complex enough belgian strong ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4789) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle (330 ml) at home. Clear amber with a medium off-white head, moderate retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is of candi sugar, spices (coriander, cinnamon), caramel and raisins. Taste is not very sweet and is quite dusty with spices again (coriander, cinnamon), earthy spiciness, light fruitiness and mild bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dust and dirt finish. Not the worst Leffe, but far from the best BSA. The dirty/dusty presence is a bit annoying.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle from Drinkshop. The key thing in this beer is balance. It has rich malty profile with caramel and candyish elements, also lots of estery flavours, lightly spicy. But all in an exquisite balance that makes the beer easily drinkable despite the ABV - which is hidden very well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (664) - Nyborg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
Meget spændende og speciel smag. Smager af...ubeskrivelig. Flot rødbrun farve og skum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (1084) - CROATIA - DEC 12, 2015
Reddish brown color, average sized tan head. Aroma of malts, dried fruits, kinda dull, caramel, honey. Taste of malts, red fruits, chocolate, spices. Not overly sweet, dry and alcohol is nowhere to be found. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (678) - Pula, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle 0.33l. Clear dark amber liquid with peachy head. Fruity smell. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Fruity taste, sweet but not too sweet. Could taste some alcohol in it. Taste of melon in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBlessing (660) - Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2015
Geruch nach süß Karamell, Hefe, trockenfrüchte, Geschmack komplex kräftig, fruchtig süß Hefe schön herb im Abgang

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbonde (289) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
33 cl bottle@Belge bar Brussels Airport in Leffe goblet@approx 7 degrees C. Pours reddish tea-brown with off-white head with sufficient retention and some lacing. Aroma of malt, yeast, brown sugar and a little indistinguishable spice. Generous malt and hop, dried fruit, cane sugar, pepper and spices, finely balanced between the sweet and the dry. Aftertaste slightly dry with a good hoppy bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Very well balanced and every mouthful a pleasure. Beats the standrard Leffes by a mile.....


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