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

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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bkurtz (731) - PERU - MAY 27, 2005
Poured a beautiful dark amber with tiny bubbles of carbonation and creamy head with lacing. Slightly sweet with fruit tones. Well balanced malt and yeast flavor. A tasty, velvety smooth beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2005
This pours a deep copper color with a tall, fizzy tan head. The aroma is delicate, light fruits and some malt sweetness. The hardy ABV is well-hidden, both in aroma and taste. It’s smooth to drink, a spicy cherry flavor with solid malts and some real yeasty fruitiness. Dry finish. Tasty and warming.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Bottle. Sweet cherry apple aroma. Medium brown color with small head. Sweet malt and yeast flavor with moderate alcohol finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Bottle. I liked this quite a bit, it’s like Chimay Bleu with a bit of plastic in the taste and a slightly thinner mouthfeel. And of course, it wasn’t a 7-year old sample that led to my inflated 4.9 rating of the stuff. Bready taste and flavor. Strong, heavy malts. Prominent yeast, some grapes, plum. Feels about right for 8.5%, with the alcohol just peeking out like my ex-girlfriend’s thongs always did. Oh, how I love modern fashion. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Copper brown body with thin tan lacing head that rings the glass. Caramel, spice, fruity aroma. Malty spicy caramel cherry flavor with smooth creamy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
Just another leffe, if u like the taste great if u dont then u wont like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8444) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2005
(bottle) dark red-brown colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma is a well blended combination of cherry fruits and cramellish malts. Bittersweet flavour. Slight roastmalty taste with a smooth vinous touch and a lasting spicy (cinnamon) dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2005
Tasted 03/05/2005. 330ml bottle (exp. 19/07/06) from New World Metro, Wellington. Pours a beautiful, spiralling, efferevescent and bright, reddish amber. The head is large, off-white, and creamy turning to rocky. Light lacing. Sweet boiled candy and sour fruit are suggested in the nose at first, followed by liqourice and a touch of soap later. Candy, cognac, spices and wood come through in the flavour that is sweet first, followed by a touch of aniseed and a subtle woody, tannic, bitterness. I thought there would be more sour influence in the flavour. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Palate is warming, with some more spicey woodiness. Very pleasant and much more well balanced than other reviews suggest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Reddish brown ale. Pronounced bitterness with a very complex aroma. Fruity, perfumy but far from cloying. A very spicy and unique brew. 120493

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2005
Bottle. Pours clear redish dark amber with a bug bubbly biege head which in my case did not stick around for long (although I think I am having a bad day, on the previous drink in a different glass a hefeweizen went completely flat on me) but left reasonable lacing. Aroma is phenol spices with light molassis/golden syrup (you may need to be an Aussie to get that reference). Taste to me is quite dry, again the golden syrup and a little spiciness peeping through momentarily before being dominated by the alcohol. Nowhere near as subtle with the alcohol as a other Belgian Strongs I have tried and for me this was the main disappointment to an otherwise reasonably solid brew.


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