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

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RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Dark amber with a medium lasting head. Fresh aroma of malt, citrus and raspberries. Well balanced flavour that begins (berry-) sweet and then turns dry and hoppy, but not really distinct in any way. At a reasonable price it’s a bargain, but it’s far from the best strong Belgians. Aged tasting, best before November 07, tasted November 07: Aroma is very similar. Flavour is slightly oxidized, (rasp)berry clearly dominates the hops now, mouthfeel is big and fat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4063) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2005
Gol;den brown appearance with a full body.Some fruitiness but not overpoweringly so, and quite deceptive as the relatively high alcohol presence doesn’t distract from the complexity of the beer.Left plenty of lacing. A good drink especially in the winter..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2005
33cl bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (thanks!). Bottle labeled best before 11/03/07. Poured a medium and clear reddish/copper color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of dark cherries, raspberries, light yeast, and caramel. Tastes has the same dark cherry and raspberry quality to it with other fruits. Light alcohol finish. Medium sweet with a light tartness to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2005
Large off white head, light carbonation.Fresh aroma, herby, some hops. Enjoyable taste, bitter sweet finish. bitter stays long. A very special beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3264) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Pours a dark amber with an off-white somewhat dissappearing head. Some lacing. Sweet and quite dry. Flavors of caramel, malt, prunes and some alcohol. Sharp fruitiness that lingers with the bitter-dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 This pours a dark amber to cherry color with a large, off-white head and a lot of carbonation manifested in oversized bubbles. The nose is standard strong Belgian fare - the alcohol is fairly prevalent, and there are hints of grain and saltiness - but his beer has a bit of a fruity hint in the nose also. The taste consistes mostly of a strong punch of alcohol upfront, but it is followed mostly by grains and slight hints of caramel and fruit In fact, the absence of fruit in the palate is more surprising than any presence that I could find Overall, this is a fine brew, but it is certainly nothing to rave about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
Smell is kinda sharp with berry fruit. Colour is dark with a very persistant, creamy head. Taste lingers well with elements of berry and fig and hints of licorice. Another well realised Leffe beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2007 Copper in colour, with a light brown head. Huge caramel aroma, with some fruitiness also. Palate was drier than I expected, and the alcohol was well hidden. Sweet finish with some mild alcohol. Very nice 15/20 Re-rate, nothing like i remember... drier dusty aroma, old flavour... slightly metallic and stale 13/20

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
33 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Dark amber colour with a rocky white head. Nice complex aroma of wheat and dried fruit. Great complex and spicy flavour. The alcohol is well hidden. Definately the best Leffe.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle (from Sainsburys). Fruity with dark sugar notes and belgian yeast. Fairly sweet without much balance. Interesting to start with but ultimately disappointing.


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