Alengrin (1719) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Leroy’s dark table beer and like most of the beers under this brand, delightfully but hopelessly old-fashioned. Yellowish white, moussy head, clear bronze colour. Light nutty and chocolatey, but primarily caramelly malts in the nose, some artificial sweetness as indicated, reminiscent of blonde sugar of even a hint of cocoa powder, the obvious thin mouthfeel, grassy hop bitterishness in the finish. This brewery seems to specialize in obsolete beer styles and they do a damn good job at it: though very stereotypical, this is one of the most well-balanced brown table beers I tasted so far, only surpassed by some of the blonde or ’triple’ ones from Gigi and Slaghmuylder.
Tayeth (225) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Geruch flach und süß. Geschmack wiederlich süß, keine weiteren Aromen. Das könnte auch Zuckerwasser sein. Fies!
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served to me in Jan Yperman Hospital, Ieper. Clearly sweetened and light caramel back taste, but a beery balance is present and the artificials do not spoil this good tafelbier. Clear brown, persistent head. Lovely pre-war style label.
jolo (917) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl (as Leroy Mild Bruin) A hazy red brown colour with a medium high beige head. An aroma of fruit and caramel. The taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. A light body, thin texture and a short duration.
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, as Leroy Mild Bruin. Hazy copper colour, mid sized firm head. Saccharine aroma. Very sweet with light body and clean mouthfeel. Dominated by artificial sweetener. Strange how much less apetizing this is, compared to the blond one.
olsvammel (3066) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at SBWF 2012. It had a smell of earth cellar among other things. Sweet taste with honey and sugar. Almost like drinking wort. Nice taste, but worse smell.
gyllenbock (4638) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Clear medium brown with a small head. Very sweet with toffee, syrup and notes of saccrine. Reminded of Swedish "Svagdricka".
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sweetish caramel aroma. Sweetish very sweet caramel flavor. Has a sweetish weak malty caramel finish.
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/07/2011 75cl bottle @ Oostendse Bierjutterij (2011-302)
Note: This rating should be seen within it’s particular style, being a Belgian "Tablebeer". This is a low alcohol beer that was drunk until some decades ago, in every Belgian family during lunch or dinner. Instead of soft drinks, the kids also drank a small glass of this beer.
Little cloudy red brown beer, small white head, unstable and adhesive. Aroma: bread and malts, light caramel. MF: light but ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: sweet, sugar, bit of caramel, then citrus notes and bitter hops. Aftertaste: bit sweet, caramel, bitter ending. Surprisingly tasteful for a tablebeer and although still sweet, it has more hop notes than anticipated. I’ll be serving this to my kids, when and if I will get any. ;-)
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Another beer to mark off the list. Has its place right among the other questionable low alcohol beers.