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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Leute Bok ale is a dark red heavy beer, top fermented and refermented in the bottle. The aroma and taste is unique and striking, not too sweet, but full and smooth on the tongue.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (514) - BELGIUM - APR 15, 2013
Très grande bière de cette magnifique brasserie qu’est Van Steenberge, qui fait référence directe à l’histoire de la brasserie, puisque la bière fut lancée en 1927, une autre époque !!! Elle a représenté un emblème pour la Flandre qui apprécie la bokbier, surtout aux soirées d’hiver. Le bouc du logo fait référence aux boucs et chèvres de l’ancienne ferme brasserie, qui cultivait d’ailleurs son houblon elle-même … D’où les fleurs de houblon devant le bouc. Si on ajoute le tonneau au millésime de 1927, on a là une grande symbolique, sur la brasserie, la ferme, la culture du houblon et les soirées d’hiver. J’ai voulu prendre cette bière pour ma 200ème critique de ratebeer, parce que ces éléments historiques sont très forts, et en plus lorsque la bière a été relancée en 1997 après avoir subi les affres des modes et oublis … la brasserie lui a non seulement donné ce superbe logo mais aussi un verre très original avec socle en bois dans lequel repose le verre sans pied. Ce verre peut tenir incliné mais pas trop, donc il faut organiser sa soirée et rester sobre !!! Si on ajoute à tout ceci que leute en flamand veut dire plaisir, on a compris tout l’intérêt de cette bière et le soin que la brasserie y apporte pour nous offrir un breuvage digne de son nom. Couleur quasi noire superbe. Clarté nette. Bulles fines au centre de ce verre spécial dont le fond est légèrement pointu... Mousse beige claire qui colle aux parois du verre. Arômes de fine fleur de houblon, moka, prune blanche, candi blanc très soft. Volume doux et presque velouté. 1ère bouche parfaite, à l’équilibre d’emblée sur le malt/houblon. Arrière-bouche pleine, savoureuse. 2ème bouche avec des notes de café, de chicorée de Belle (Bailleul), de tiramisu et une petite pointe d’irish coffee. 3ème bouche au goût plein et généreux. Une pointe de végétal, réglisse, et légère note de cerise noire. Longueur avec des notes diverses mais jamais de mièvrerie. Levure entre douce et douce amère. Alcool très bien proportionné pour un 7,5 % abv, progressif, très joli. Finale où on pense effectivement au plaisir que cette bière procure. En conclusion on rappellera cette anecdote amusante sur le nom de la bière, puisque cette bokbier était simplement appelée bokbier, mais les consommateurs l’ont tellement aimées qu’elle est très vite devenue la leute bokbier, c’est-à-dire la bière du plaisir. Ceci nous rappelle la duvel, qui s’est appelée ainsi grâce au premier testeur qui a dit « diable, qu’elle est bonne ». Pour mon 200ème rate, je suis très content d’avoir partagé ce plaisir...

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3114) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
cereal, spruce, earthy, bubblegum, rotten eggs, smoke, skunky, herbs, brown, cloudy, brown foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, umami, full body, oily feel, bitter, astringent, long finish,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vyaches (6) - qqq, RUSSIA - MAY 1, 2008 does not count
so fizzy at first! should be careful! ;-) enormous off-white head, rich, intence aroma with sourish notes. Really bright complex sour flavour, very cheerful!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (6941) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
750ml corked and caged bottle. Apparently it is a 2000ish vintage. It pours a dense brown bordering on black. the initial pour is clear and the subsequent one, yaesty and cloudy. The head is white but quickly dissipates, as it is an older beer. The smell is wonderful. Tannin, grapes, apples, apple peels, raisins, caramel, touch of cocoa, and a hint of alcohol. IT smells like it aged well, we will see about taste. It definitely has more of a grape flavor than most of the style, I attribute it to the age of the bottle. There is thick grape, thick sweetness, a nice malt character, and some more alcohol in the flavor, the alcohol doesn’t burn at all though, it is totally mellow and smooth. The mouthfeel is rich and decadent, there is prickling carbonation but not a huge amount of it, just right. I spent 3.99 for this bottle, I’m thinking I should go back and buy them out on this one, a rare find. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-15-2010 22:39:26

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2009
750mL brown glass cork-finished. Date was on the crown cap, but was smudged off. Appearance: Poured into a chalice. Fluffly, almost crunchy tan head leaves spotting as it slowly recedes. Hazy mahogany, reddish brown. Nose: Nice caramel and chocolate malt notes, sweet baking spices, light brown sugar. Palate: Medium-bodied with lots of coffee, toffee, brown sugar, milk chocolate flavors and a nice, almost crisp finish. Carbonation is lively and keeps the beer from being too sweet. Nice bitter coffee/chocolate notes on the finish. Some yeasty characteristics underline the deeper notes. Notes: Really a lot better than I was expecting it to be, honestly. A great bock, with somewhat tame Belgian influences.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
damzz (249) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Pours a dense red brown with an off white longlasting head with medium sheeting. At first blush, nose is faint chili peppers (!). Body is full. Palate is very smooth with very faint bitterness - almost non-existent. Taste is malty earthiness with little sweetness. This ale is so smooth that after knocking back a few you will find yourself talking loudly.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle, refrigerated for about 2 years or so. Dense, letting only a sliver of light through, with a hue of dark nutty brownish amber. Thin bubbly ring head. Nose is wonderful with notes of pecan, earthy toffee biscuit, and bock breadiness. Flavor is exceptionally smooth and complex from the first hit on the palate to the aftertaste. Starts nutty and earthy with nice toffee malt and dark raisin, melding into a biscuity and bready boozy middle, more dark fruit tones like dates and acai, finishing with a dark malty bock bready tone with warm booze esters, pecans, dates, raisins, a belgian dustiness, and a bit more dark sweet bread. Wow-wee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1841) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2004
Murky, opaque dark brown (touch of ruby) colour with a foamy tan head. Interesting aroma, sweet, stewed fruits, butterscotch, sweet malts. Nice flavour, dark fruits, syrup, malty, with a long sweet finish. Quite highly carbonated, smooth and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Pours cola-red with a foamy tan head...a lot of striped and solid lace. Scent is mild....slight caramel, roast malt, mild dark fruit. Taste is a creamy, malty , barely caramel,...slight bread. Very mild, yet rich...full of flavour. Not too sweet at all.....Wow. This is just.....excellent. Rich, smooth and very, very tasty. Maybe the most "comfy" beer I’ve ever had. Not shocking, not mind- blowing......just...really damn good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2003
draft: grainy, salty, nutmeg, and raspberry aromas..aroma gets more berry-like and slopped upon by thick maple syrup..YUM..the head was big, creamy, and long lasting...Very smooth mouthfeel..Kinda sour and salty with acidic cranberries..Tastes and smell's like Denny's..almost flander's reddish in its sour existence..very nice surprise.


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