Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Stockholm, Sweden


on tap

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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Tired of talking my friends into pit stops at beer bars before heading out - in fear of having to drink bland lager all night - I set out to craft an ale that would act as companion throughout the evening. Leon is assertively hopped and fermented dry using champagne yeast. The yeast and the hops in combination with a simple malt bill provides the beer with a quality of being rich in taste yet refreshing.



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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tjeerd (478) - GERMANY - NOV 10, 2016
Surprisingly full, but sharpish mouthfeel. A little iodic aftertaste but all in all very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toxophilly (26) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Gotta love the bottle. Admittedly this is not a graphic design reviews website, but it all adds to the experience. Pours with a lively carbonation forming large bubbles, and already a funky aroma I hadnt expected is making my mouth water. Body is an almost opaque rusty brown. Some swirling resurrects the head with smaller bubbles. Aroma is yeasty, like the CO2 blast you get lifting the lid off a live fermenter. The aroma does say "Belgian", but not in the hugely overt way of - for example - some tripels. In the mouth it is surprisingly refreshing for 6.5%, as the description claims. Carbonation is tingly on the tongue but not as violent as the bubbles suggested. The finish is a lingering crisp, clean bitterness reminiscent of a golden ale. I could almost see this as a Delirium Tremens lite, and it fulfills the brewers mission: a "companion throughout the evening ... rich in taste yet refreshing".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hauxe (631) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2016
Pours hazy gold from the bottle and leaves a thick, foamy head and light soapy lacing. Aroma is a bouquet of tropical fruit with the mango dominating. Taste is fruity but lightly bitter with strong notes of overripe tangerine. Light spice going into the finish. Body is medium with adequate carbonation. Overall good if unexceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5755) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Orange, small head, marmalade aroma, strawberry, apricot, fruity, bitter flavor, apricot, fruity, orange, peach, carbonated, pleasant, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2837) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle from BrewDog online shop. Gold, cloudy with a large foamy white head. White grape juice with an earthy yeast in the enticing aroma. Tart taste with just enough sweetness to take the edge off. Highly carbonated with a short finish. Champagne and a light vegetal note in the aftertaste. Simple, understated and sublime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martythesmarty (246) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma has lovely yeast notes. Taste is rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1877) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with medium sticky white head. Aroma; sweetish, hay, citrus, berries, hints of caramel, leafs. Taste: malty, sweetish, weak sourness, some bitterness, mango, Medium body. Sweet-sourish finish. OK but not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kokkenrolv (348) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is floral, hay, hints of citrus, citrus zest and light caramel. Light golden, hazy, white medium size head. Light sweetness, medium bitter, taste is orange, notes of tropical fruits, mango. Light body, medium carbonation, good mouthfeel, medium long finish with soft bitterness. Well brewed, well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pitch992 (196) - SLOVENIA - OCT 23, 2016
On tap at Brewdog Newcastle tap takeover. Drinkable, fresh, pleasant. Nothing exceptional though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1967) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 21, 2016
Nothing really amazing for the style but a solid example. A little spice and maybe even the fainest hint of rhubarb. I always get a sense of saison when drinking these styles. Lingering length on the finish. (sek 49 Ominpollos Stockholm)

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