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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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The authentic Belgian abbey beer: Leffe Vieille Cuvee has a creamy and very aromatic taste.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 22, 2003
94 bottle - i guess it wouldn't be the first belgian one would think of cellaring but a friend had bought this years ago as a souvenir and decided to open it. as exoected this had a full brandy nose and mellow, port-like woodiness and nut. vanilla and sultanas in the finish. good stuff

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2192) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Garnet color; fizzy head; nose was real grapey. Dry. Slightly spicy. Good fizzy mouthfeel. Slight wood character. nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2003
Great dark amber color, with a medium head, sweet smelling aroma. The taste is fruity with a complex spice taste to it. The creamy texture is pleasant on the palate, another great Belgian Ale from Leffe, the "Leffe Radieuse" is still the best pick of the bunch though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 1, 2003
Dark amber colour, with a nice creamy head. The flavour is spicy and fruity with a medium bitter finish. A good commercial Belgian beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - FEB 1, 2003
Thin creamy beige head. Dark copper color. Aroma is malty, fruity and slightly spicy. Flavor is fruity too with alcohol, spices and wooden tones and ends in a bitter dry finish. Medium bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2002
Let’s see now. I liked it: quite creamy. Don’t agree that it was too bitter. Maybe everyone who complained about that is softcore.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4514) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2002
Sweet, and fruity smell, raisins. Good lookin, dark amber colour, bit cloudy. Lasting head. Taste is sweet and malty, bit burned. Fruits; raisins. Palate is more hop-bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: APR 7, 2003 Amber-brown appearance. Very nice nose. I'm not sure about the style, but it's pretty nice. Thick, creamy and a bit malty. Palate however is way too bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2002
This time I got a much smaller head than the previous rate. Aroma was the same. Flavours similar except perhaps for some honey and hint of dried fruits and apple this time. A bit fizzier than I remember. Still quite good.
First rated Oct 7 2002: 3.7. Well it sure is nice to have a Belgian again after the array of lacklustre lagers I’ve been rating during the last month. Pours a deep amber clear with a large light-beige medium size, long lasting head. Light yeast with fainter citrus peel, spices and sappy hops aroma. Malt more evident as it warms. Medium body. Medium bitter hops, lighter sweet malt and some perfume/aromatic spice flavours. Bright crisp clean bitter finish and aftertaste. ABV is quite well masked for such medium-light body/flavours. Quite good for a Leffe.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2002
Very yeasty like the other Leffe brews. This is probably the best Leffe but I still won’t buy it again.


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