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


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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - BELGIUM - APR 15, 2013
Trs grande bire de cette magnifique brasserie quest Van Steenberge, qui fait rfrence directe lhistoire de la brasserie, puisque la bire fut lance en 1927, une autre poque!!! Elle a reprsent un emblme pour la Flandre qui apprcie la bokbier, surtout aux soires dhiver. Le bouc du logo fait rfrence aux boucs et chvres de lancienne ferme brasserie, qui cultivait dailleurs son houblon elle-mme Do les fleurs de houblon devant le bouc. Si on ajoute le tonneau au millsime de 1927, on a l une grande symbolique, sur la brasserie, la ferme, la culture du houblon et les soires dhiver. Jai voulu prendre cette bire pour ma 200me critique de ratebeer, parce que ces lments historiques sont trs forts, et en plus lorsque la bire a t relance en 1997 aprs avoir subi les affres des modes et oublis la brasserie lui a non seulement donn ce superbe logo mais aussi un verre trs original avec socle en bois dans lequel repose le verre sans pied. Ce verre peut tenir inclin mais pas trop, donc il faut organiser sa soire et rester sobre!!! Si on ajoute tout ceci que leute en flamand veut dire plaisir, on a compris tout lintrt de cette bire et le soin que la brasserie y apporte pour nous offrir un breuvage digne de son nom. Couleur quasi noire superbe. Clart nette. Bulles fines au centre de ce verre spcial dont le fond est lgrement pointu... Mousse beige claire qui colle aux parois du verre. Armes de fine fleur de houblon, moka, prune blanche, candi blanc trs soft. Volume doux et presque velout. 1re bouche parfaite, lquilibre demble sur le malt/houblon. Arrire-bouche pleine, savoureuse. 2me bouche avec des notes de caf, de chicore de Belle (Bailleul), de tiramisu et une petite pointe dirish coffee. 3me bouche au got plein et gnreux. Une pointe de vgtal, rglisse, et lgre note de cerise noire. Longueur avec des notes diverses mais jamais de mivrerie. Levure entre douce et douce amre. Alcool trs bien proportionn pour un 7,5 % abv, progressif, trs joli. Finale o on pense effectivement au plaisir que cette bire procure. En conclusion on rappellera cette anecdote amusante sur le nom de la bire, puisque cette bokbier tait simplement appele bokbier, mais les consommateurs lont tellement aimes quelle est trs vite devenue la leute bokbier, cest--dire la bire du plaisir. Ceci nous rappelle la duvel, qui sest appele ainsi grce au premier testeur qui a dit diable, quelle est bonne. Pour mon 200me rate, je suis trs content davoir partag ce plaisir...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4190) - 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,

   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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (12109) - Chicago, 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 doesnt 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, Im 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
damzz (489) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (8670) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (2067) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (6422) - Coxs 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 Ive ever had. Not shocking, not mind- blowing......just...really damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werthergoethe (311) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 9, 2015
Ещё один прекрас& образец тёмного крепког& бельгий& эля. Подаётс& в интерес& бокале на деревян& подстав&

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