Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity beer with good oak brown looks and colourful aroma. I think I like the dubbel slightly better.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 Red, brown color. Sweet, fruity, malty aroma and taste. medium body, nice finish.
turbothy (1046) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2004
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
More aroma, but a lot less taste than the Vieille Cuvée. Wouldn’t think I’d ever say this about a Leffe, but it’s actually a bit boring. Too sweet and a bit too fizzy.
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 14 June 2004 - Galour fruit aroma, nice complexity and slight alcoholic hint. Low suds, clear red brown colour low head. Complex hop, medium hopping finish, with lingering dryness. Slight fizzy sweet aftertaste.
Lunkie (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spiritus fruit malt aroma with clear red brown colour. Fruit malt flavour with smooth flat palate.
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Borring appearence. The aroma is fruity and very fresh. The taste is a bit borring, it´s to sweet. But a powerfull finnish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light fruits and touches of alcohol in the aroma. Clear golden brown with dense off-white head. Fruity, malty, biscuity. Alcohol somewhat apparent. Touches of chocolate and caramel. Pronounced bitterness in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).
Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pear, honey-dew melon, mandarin with a hint of alcohol spiciness.
deep amber/ruby red, creamy head, high carbonation.
surprisingly refreshing, spicy alcohol, hint of dark chocolate, biscuity, cherry, lightly floral and nutty.
full creamy palate with light bitterness.
nice, surprisingly refreshing, finish is mouth-watering, alcohol is well disguised.
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit boring apperence with a laim head. A fresh, sweet and fruite aroma. The flavor is dominated by sweet hops and fruits with a bitter finish. Fine beer, but a little too sweet.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Something is very wrong - I used to like this beer????
Looks great - deep red colour, excellent head retention. This is the only thing good about this beer.
Aroma is bizarre - very yeasty, ginger, lemons, HEAPS of phenols, dirt, chilli - it’s quite objectionable actually. Kind of reminds me of the aroma of the Robinson’s beers from the Gold Coast. Flavour is a bit spicy with loads of alcohol, dirt and onions, and rather bitter.
Really, really terrible. Surely something was wrong here - Interbrew makes boring beers, but they are rarely offensive.