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

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RATINGS: 393   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4081) - Freising, - DEC 30, 2012
(bottle) pours a clear copper-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of shashlik spice and pepper, light mushrooms, red paprika, light caramel and pale malts, interesting. flavour is mostly the same, very spicy and savoury, fried mushrooms, alcohol, cherries and a hint of physalis. heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mario_giri (61) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Klares dunkelorange, rotstiche. Fester beiger Schaum. Dunkle Beeren, Hefe, Caramellnoten. Beginnt süsslich, dunkle Beeren, Zwetschgen, bitter folgt. Ganz wenig Säure, gut CO2. Wärmt. Fruchtig-bitterer Abgang.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cenzura (125) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Aroma: belgian yeast, dried fruits, brown sugar and herbs. Taste: alcohol, plum, yeast, dark fruits, raisins and bread. Medium head, good lacing and medium to high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdoorr (68) - - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Pours copper clear with a big tanish persistent head. Aroma is yeasty, vanilla and red fruits. Taste is sweet but well balanced by the alcool, notes of caramel. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loco_gallego (148) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Ambrée foncée, sur les tons orange foncé. Belle mousse crémeuse beige claire. Petite couche persistante avec dépôts assez importants. Aromatique très fruitée et sucrée. Sur les fruits rouges et le caramel. Très légère acidité. Levures belges bien présentes. Plutôt maltée et sucrée en entrée de bouche, sur le caramel. Fruitée. Petite amertume. Belgian Strong Ale bien balancée sur le sucré-amère, un peu plus sur le sucré tout de même. Surtout en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne. Bonne belge, malgré un poil trop sucrée en fin de bouche.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (212) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Amber color and white head. Caramel, hops, yeast in aroma. Taste is hoppy and malty with bitter finish. Spices, caramel and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blastomorpha (13) - - NOV 7, 2014
Out of the 33cl bottle, the appearence is inviting with its dark amber color and light yellow head. I really like the strong caramel aroma which fortunately does not turn into a too sweet taste. On the contrary, the beer leaves me with a nice bitter end in mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rich71 (31) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Deze recensie is zoals ik mij het bier herinner. Lichtbruine/amber kleur. Wat vettige/dikke schuimkraag. Lichtzoete droge smaak. Licht bittere nasmaak. Jammer dat het bier zo slecht verkrijgbaar is.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
camoes (210) - PORTUGAL - OCT 27, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 49 03:05 AROMA: sweet malty and caramely background with peppey alcohols. Some faint dried fruits (raisins and some plums). no hop aromas or other additions. APPEARANCE: deep amber color and translucent. large and dense moussy head with ivory color. average retention with some lacing. TASTE: sweet malty profile without much complexity. some bread notes and medium-low bitterness. finishes medium-dry. PALATE: medium-low body with average carbonation. OVERALL: yet another average Belgian Strong Ale that faces tough competition.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (963) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Pours a clear dark amber color forming a very creamy, soapy and persistent light yellow head. Lots of lingering and molasses lacings are formed and left in the glass S: Sweet, fruity and spicy in the nose. Notes of caramel, caramel malts, honey, candy sugar, dark fruits (mainly plums and grapes). Light spicy notes like cloves and black pepper. Strong Belgian yeasts character: quite bready and earthy. Light notes of flowery hops T: Sweet and malty upfront. Strong notes of toffee and caramel malts. Notes of honey and dry dark fruits (plums and raisins). Sweet bread and some spices like cloves. Notes of bubblegum, earth and hops. Light bitterness. Balanced bittersweet strong Belgian Ale style M: Full and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Very sweet and malty aftertaste O: Good drinkability despite the sweetness and high ABV (8.2%). Belgium Strong Ale character. Recommended [ BA Review @ 4/24/2010 ]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pacool (41) - - OCT 13, 2014
Barwa ciemna, ale klarowna. Piana szybko znikająca. W smaku wyczuwalne mocno nuty owocowe.


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