Alengrin (2066) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Spelt-beer based fruit beer launched after the original Leirekens were restyled (in 2008) and trying to exploit the then-popular trend of combining different "wood fruit" tastes into one beer. This is based on Leireken Witte Spelt and uses six different extracts of red and dark fruits. Light pink head over a deep ruby red, hazy beer. Artificial aroma of red fruit jam, grenadine, pomegranate, elderberry coughing syrup, sour cherry a bit less pronunciated, sourish spelt, some spicy hints (pepper, ginger). Fruit sweet taste, artificial but still on an acceptable level, but sugary cloying, drying in the finish with a light acidity, but everything remains dominated by the fruit extracts. I never liked witbier-based fruit beers and spelt beer to me is usually just a variation on witbier, so...
mikske79 (1244) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
De minsten van alle Leireken-bieren. Dit was echt absoluut mijn smaak niet.
MarcoDL (2268) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Decent fruit beer, at least the fruits taste quite real and not so artificial.
kraddel (3454) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours dark pink, pink head
smells like heavy fruits, some sugar
taste is very sugary , liquid sugar-water, with some chemical fruits ( cherry up front, but with a back of more fruit-juices . )
pretty damn arteficial .. no chemical-sprayed fruits were used . i can believe that , since i dont think ANY real fruit is used here . dont get me wrong, its not THE worst drink ever, but beer that dont taste like beer, i rate in order how much i apreciate it . as a non-beer-drink . and even than, this aint my favourite .
its just to damn sugary, i’m sorry ..
EddyBeer1 (902) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rouge foncée opaque, effervescence très légère, mousse rouge clair persistante. L’ensemble des fruits s’impose d’emblée avec, hélas, une prédominance de sureau. Sans adjonction de sucre, cela donne une honnête bière aux fruits rouges, de loin supérieure à la Leffe Ruby à laquelle on peut l’apparenter.
TrefwoordPunk (816) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 25 cl. Pours reddish brown with a medium pink head and an aroma of Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte. The taste is very sweet, with lots of sweet red fruits and some malts. Not really bad, but a fruit beer should have a lot more tartness.
berntholer (943) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
pink head, disappears quickly without lacing. dark ruby red colour. aroma of cassis, raspberry, elderberry, cherry. (so far, so good, but ...). taste starts off with the fruits of the aroma but quickly followed by a very unpleasant bitter wry aftertaste that just lasts. medium body and carbonation, thin mouthfeel. just awful, the only thing remotely nice about this beer is perhaps the label on the bottle. bottle 25 cl - best before april 2014
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Scent of berries and dimetap, flavor of grape children’s chewable medicine tablets. Disgusting. Can’t believe it is organic and they miffed it.
Douberd (2333) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
250 ml bottle, poured into a shaker glass. ABV 5,2%
Pours a nice orange/red coloured beer, with a slighty pinknsh, big froathy head. Good retention after it loses its initial half size. Medium activity in the glass.
Weird aroma, all those fruits are not mixing that good, at least as far as the smell is concerned. Candy sugar, a kind of medicinal smell, also sort of cooked vegetables.
Taste is even worse, the initial taste brings in mind dishes prepared with lots of ginger and spices. Tastes a bit soapy and sort of chemical as well. Aftertaste is not that bad and that’s because it’s not that strong. Lots of different flavours combined but they are not pleasant flavours.
Thin body, light to medium carbonation. A bit tart on the palate.
Overall, I don’t think I would get this one ever again.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like a mix of raspberries and blueberries. A strong purple color with a pink head. This is a slightly less sweet and therefore better version of Lindemans Raspberry. One of the most enjoyable raspberry beers I’ve had.