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Potion Léon

Formerly brewed at Brouwerijen Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Belgian Ale
Alken, Belgium


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed for the chez Léon mussels/French fries chain, and also for the Brussels Airlines.

Léon beer is pale and full-bodied. It has been specially concocted by Master Brewer Jean Pagura in collaboration with the Alken-Maes brewery to create a delicious combination to go together with the Belgian and Brussels dishes served at chez Léon. This beer is unique because it can only be tasted at chez Léon in the rue des Bouchers where it is served in a large, round glass, specially designed for it.

It is the result of a clever mix of pale malts, spring and winter barley and rare hops from Germany and the UK . It derives its whole personality from a final addition of sweet and sour orange peel.

This Belgian high fermentation beer is served from the barrel and is 7.2°. It was first brewed at Jumet in the installations at the ancestral Union brewery, later on 7° at Alken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (5659) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2015
8/20/2010 1:17:06 PM Bottle from Carrefour Brussels. Golden body with large head. Nose fruits and malts. Taste is malty, caramel and fruits. Quite bitter in the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
A mid golden coloured beer with a thick white head. A heady, slightly floral aroma, hoppy and mildly spicy. Dry mouthfeel. The taste starts off with a tart citrusy flavour, then a floral note, followed by a mildly spicy, somewhat wheat beer in flavour, clove and cinnamon, this bring in a slightly cloying sweeter malt taste. The finish continues with the combination of tart citrus and sweetish spice and malt. Tasted at Chez Leon, Brussels. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17288) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
On tap at an exhibition. Clear gold thick white head. It’s a standard Belgian blond beer. Quite tasty. Some esters. Some hop on the finish. Spicy hop. It’s fine but it’ s a little bit same as all the other Belgian blonds. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with hints of coriander and ripe fruits. Sweet flavour with ripe fruits, yeast and caramel notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2008 Can 25 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear golden with a dense, off-white head. Sweetish fruity nose with a whiff of yeast. Medium body, sweet fruits, some yeast and caramel. No bitterness at all. 141208

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34376) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
Can. A golden beer with a lazing white. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of sulphur and straw. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, fruit, and alcohol. Good body. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
Can. [Tasting session @ Papsoe] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Clear yellow color. Aroma of mild fruit, grain, caramel. Light bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavour. Light sweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40484) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
25 cL can. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a fully gone head. Dense malty and alcohol aroma. Mild fruity and malty flavoured with a light alcohol presence coming through. Lasting malty and slight fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12405) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2008
Can from Yespr and MiP. Thanks! Citrus aroma with mint. Flowery, citric and yeasty hopbitter flavor, that lingers on a bit in the aftertaste. Some warming alcohol. Actually quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2008
clear gold blond coloured body with a white head a sweet malty aroma a sweet malty fruity taste with a sweet fruity bitter finish

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