radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber in colour, creamy beige head. Aroma was slightly sweet, caramel, cream and yeast. Flavour was sweet, some malt, smooth and full bodied. Finish is very smooth with a mild bitterness.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2006 Wonderful deep copper to brown in colour with thin head. Notes of spices like coriander or cloves in the nose with some warmth. I get some liquor aromas with some sweet maple. Deep malt taste with some spices, with some pears, and again this nice caramelly rum flavour. Good bitterness which coats the mouth in a pleasant way. Good stuff. 7-4-7-4-15
Bottle at líautre oeil, june 16, 2006. Hazy red copper ale with a thick big bubbled off white head. Herbal malts with orange peels and coriander, thym and grass. In mouth, a rich alcohol warms the mouth, leading to a crisp malt, light herbal hops. Rich bodied. 8-4-8-4-15
Nate (3464) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma. Light yeast component. Bit sweet with some malts, caramel. Dark fruits, hops. Copper brown clear with very thin off-white head. Med-heavy watery body with vibrant carb. Light sweet malts. Caramel & some raisin. Nice light floral hops give bitter dry finish. Nutty bitter dry after. Some musty grass components.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby brown. Small beige head. Spicy dark fruit nose. Apple, plum, light to medium bodied, fairly sweet, finishing with a bit ofbtter acidity, yeast, hops. Spicy and fruiy, not a bad brew, although by no means a favorite.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pourred a nice copper brew with a huge head that stayed on for a while (What a start!). Mix of spice is not present enough for my liking and would have expected better body from a belgian strong ale. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall, I wasn't impressed and I had better brew from Leffe. I had this from the bottle and wondered if it wouldn't better in a draught format.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an exceptional beer when initially poured. Very sherry/nutty like presence which is supported by the full body and mouthfeel of the beer. I like the fullness of the beer supported by the hop and malt overtones that balance well. The fruitiness of a complex banana, apple and pear is a typical Belgian note. Leffe is a fine family of beers.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich candied malt aroma, some almond notes too. Clear ruby, pretty beige head. Bitter flavour, woody, nutty as well. Mellow, well balanced, warming. A fine Belgian Strong!
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small light brown head and dark red-brown body. Nice aroma; apples, raisins, rum, little spice. Smooth and soft palate. Tastes of less than the aroma makes you anticipate. Little spicy-bitter finish.
imdownthepub (9199) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Copper coloured, quite fizzy, chunky white head. This is a spicy, fruity confection, almost like a belgian chocolate. Promises much but short on delivery, the alcohol is everything in the end.
bluevegie (3031) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thought the aroma was of cherry cinnamon and malt,reddy colour and a good head with lacing, more fruit on the taste and and a chalky mouthfeel.