skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2011 Beautifull white, lasting head, dark brown coloured. Fruity, sweet smell.
Taste is quite unbelievable; I mean I never tasted a beer like this before. Roasted, malty, hop biterness with some herbs. Nice smooth, dry aftertaste.
Rerate (Previous 3.9), well it had been some years and now I have tasted more stuff like it. :-) Bit alcoholic and too sweet beer.
Kåstå (1274) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber coloured with a big head. The aroma is fruity with some hop and malt. The alcohol is obvious. Bitter, alcohol filled aftertaste.
bierkoning (8953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Raisin and apple in the aroma. Sweet taste with alcohol and a slight sourness. Vinous and raisinny. Some roasted malt. Almost woody aftertaste.
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
White head, dark redbrown color, sweet aroma with a hint of bitternes. You can taste that it is a strong beer, but what a beer!!
Brewsoc99 (29) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red/brown in colour, has nice mouth feel and that great Belgian taste.
caesar (3943) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Rerate: finally after 10 years a rerate. Original rating I can still remember, as I drank it in a small beer in Como, Italy. Great time, where the bar was about to close at dinnertime, but me and my friends were staying much longer than supposed to. We wanted to tip the owner, but he was very happy with our visit and insisted on a discount. Great times. For the beer itself: I relive a lot of nice memories. Quite decent fruity and malty aroma, bit spicy of belgian yeast. Bit sweet taste, bit dry, fruity. It still is the best leffe and a pretty decent beer.
Original rating: Brown color. Sweet aroma. Malty taste. The best Leffe. 7 4 8 4 17 --> 4.0
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly roasty, malty aroma. Color is red to brown. Flavor is initially inviting, pleasantly sweet and malty, but finishes with an odd acrid bitterness and a pronounced alcohol flavor. Sweetness becomes cloying over the course of the beer.
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, something bitter, a little complex.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Radieuse?…Not really…I would rather say faint…Complexity in the tranquility though…Cinnamon, pepper, coffee grain, hop bitterness…But so discrete…
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber clear colour with medium size and lasting light tan head. Light floral hops and grainy malt and doughy bread yeast aromas. The immediate impression is one of medium wheat beer body and flavours. The 8.2% (well that’s what it says on my bottle anyway) alcohol is very well masked. The bitter-sweet palate is also well balanced and the finish is dry crisp and clean. Overall - quite nice, but somehwat clinical and somewhat unimaginative for a Belgian. I would imagine this is maybe how the Germans would brew a Belgian. Nevertheless, the Radieuse probably my favorite Leffe.