Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cola brown body with a dark tan head. Light sweet and grainy, spicy bitterness, toffee and a light nuttiness. Decent. gallac30 (29) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
My favorite so far of the Leffe lineup. The pour is a lighter shade of brown/red. The head is un-impressive, beige. The nose is wonderfully fruity with hints of flowers and nuts. The flavor is the best part as it should be, the beer is sweet, with an undertone of fresh malts overpowered by citrus hops. The palate is perfect, not too heavy not too thin. AcctError53909 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 17, 2008
Pours a gorgeous shade of brown, held up to light becomes a deep burgundy red. Not much head, what there is is a deep beige colour. Smell is spicy and vaguely nutty. Flavour is about the same, there is some nice spicy yeasty sort of flavours and a good bit of hop bitterness though not much flavour. There is some sugary malt in the background. Mouthfeel is not too bad, not really watery, but not really syrupy either. Bontus (802) - Flanders, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a light brown head. Heavy malts, cookie, nutty, molasses. light hops. Watery texture. TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2008
Poured a huge castle of frothy head over a reddish brow body. Smelled of roasted malts and brown sugar. The taste had a faint hop bitterness, but was characterized by roasted toffee, burnt sugar, and nice raisins. Quick finish. The palate was a bit oily, but very clean and bubbly. My favorite of the Leffes.
Appearance: 8/10 Nose: 6/10 Taste: 7/10 Palate: 6/10 Overall: 15/20
johnnygm (55) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 20, 2008
A light and more commercial version of a trappist beer. Good head, good carbonation. Caramel, toasted malt, toffee and some nuts. Really easy to drink, and delicious. Very good considering it’s an industrial beer. SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle, 33cl. Pours dark amber, with short-living off-white head. Malt and molasses on the nose, and similar on the palate with yeast undertones. But not that much going on with it, overall. A shadow of a beer in comparison to a genuine secondarily fermented beer, and added sugar is no substitute.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Deep brown flat color from tap. Complex fruit sweetness. Nice medium body. One glass was great two might be a bit to much. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Had this at the Cafe Leffe in Paris, my only chance to try a new beer in an entire week in the city, a desolate wasteland of Kronenbourg and Heinekin. Deep brown, nice head. Flavor is lush malts, caramel accented, with loads of dark fruit. Quite complex and enjoyable. Would get more love here I suspect if it wasn’t an InBev product. Score perhaps inflated a bit by what the alternatives were during the week. efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2008
pours a dark ruby brown (cola-colored) with an off-white head. special at tesco in prague! aroma is malty with some gentle dark fruits, a touch of brown sugar and some spice. taste is spiced with some faint dried fruits and lite brown sugar. not too complex, but has some nice flavors. even has a bit of a bitterish note in there. alcohol bites through with a slight numbing zing (no palate killer, but a little zing can be felt on the tongue), and a warming character on the finish. head retention is pretty good, with some foamy lacing present. mid- full bodied with a lightly prickly carbonation. overall a good brew. i wouldn’t pay too much for it, as i can see how this one could be overpriced (i payed 29Kc, or about $1.50 for a .33mL bottle). definitely worth a try though.