jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown with a moderately sized long-lasting beige head. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavours alcohol, fruity and malt. Low to moderate bitterness. Sweet finish. - 330ml bottle
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - clear red with a large off white head. Medium carbonation. Medium to full body. Slightly frothy mouth feel. Smooth. Sweet, malty, with caramel. Slightly spicy. Alcohol present. Sweetish finish.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2008 In short: A boring sugary Belgian ale with no character.
How: Bottle, 330ml, about 3 to 4 months old.
The look: Clear amber body with a small beige head.
In long: Basic sweet malts, medium-high sweetness level, some brown sugar and some candy sugar, some redeeming woody notes both in the malts and hops profile, light caramel, expansive carbonation, short finish. Leffe Radiant?!? I don’t remember anything being so radiant since the foggy cloudy London weather.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008-03-08. Mahogany brown body with a large creamy off white head. (4+) Mild aroma, lightly yeasty, hint of play-doh? Odd notes that I can’t decide if they are really there or not, hint of butterscotch and odd fruity notes. Strange. Sweet flavour, muddled sugars and malts, dry modestly alcoholic finish (6+). Average plus palate. Meh, decent but by Belgian standards it is average at best.
Bottle at Leffe Plaza, Airport, Brussels
Pyobon (1262) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured deep red brown with a slight off-white head. The aroma developed as the beer warmed up. Initially just malty, a toffee aroma developed and then some notes that were less pleasant (cheesy, barnyard?). Full bodied with ample, but refined, carbonation giving excellent mouthfeel. The flavour is very complex, but predominantly rich and malty. When cold the initial taste has fruity (maybe apples) hints, passing through toffee / trecale and dark malt to some bitterness in the finish. As the beer warms up more flavour is released with chocolate, cherries, plums and spicyness (cloves?). Excellent beer.
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, caramel, herbal spicy aroma.
Spicy, absinthe like flavor. Very little head.
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle with ethereal at home. aromas of raspberry and strawberry, dark reddish brown in colour with a quite decent head. Boiled red berries, roasted malt and treacle in taste. long balanced finish. decent.
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle in Antwerp - shared with Mette. Clear amber - white head. High malty, caramel, vegetables, pepper, yeasty, licorice, a bit wierd.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 26th Feb 2008. Reddish amber with an aroma of red berries and raspberries. Treacly and sticky in the mouth with a nutty malt flavour. Decent stuff.
FatPhil (12779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich red. small foamy head. Caramel banana and a little alcohol on the nose. Slightly sharp mouthfeel from the carbonation and alcohol, but not offensive. Fairly sweet alcholic taste with a range of accompanying flavours that go from decently roasted malt to yeast to nuttiness to sticky bitterness later. However, the alcohol is a little too prominent, if they could crank that down, I’d like it a lot more. No disaster, certainly, but I prefer their brune any day.