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Leon - Omnipollo

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BA SCORE
86
very good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Omnipollo visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Leon is whole-cone hopped and fermented dry using a champagne yeast. The yeast and the hops (Amarillo & Simcoe) in combination with a variety of malts.

(Beer added by: bark on 04-11-2011)
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1.5/5  rDev -61%

Em30, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of aranton
3/5  rDev -22.1%

aranton, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

11.2 ounce bottle decanted into a tulip. 6.5% ABV. “06/11/14” stamped on the crown.
Appearance: Brilliant honey color, with a fizzy white cap. Relatively large, soapy bubbles. There is a thin layer of debris on the bottom of the bottle, but a conscious pour kept that out of my glass (4/5).
Aroma: Sigh… another oxidized beer. That really is the handicap of this style; it just doesn’t live very long. Anyway, beyond the oxidation I get a little dark bread and some floral hops (2.5/5).
Taste: The flavor has been impacted less by the oxidation than the aroma was. It’s a very delicate beer. No flavor really stands out and demands my attention. I get some slightly sweet apple flavor, which is followed by mild hop bitterness after the beer has left my palette. Despite the oxidation, it tastes very clean (3.25/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-to-high carbonation (3.5/5).
Overall: This is a very nice, easy drinking beer. Of all of the oxidized Belgian Pale Ales I’ve had (there have been many), I would probably be most interested in trying this one again if it was fresh. I get the idea that it might be really good right out of the brewery. But, as it stands here in my glass, I am only moderately impressed (3.25/5).

mhaugo, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Fsvensson75
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%

Fsvensson75, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of stephenlee
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

stephenlee, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

TheBrk, Sep 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

C-Dog, Jan 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

RainbowDash, Jun 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Mersh, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of rarbring
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clear light golden, has a small off-white head, no lacing, but some curtains.

The smell is citric and spicy, dill, grape-fruit and a hint of green grapes.

Starting glucose sweet, lemon juice and peels, a seed bitterness.

Medium carbonation, small intense bubbles, rather refreshing with a coarse finish.

A very well crafted beer, a bit on the hoppy side however.

rarbring, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Janeinma, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

TKEbeerman, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured golden yellow with two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, spice, fruit, and fruit hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, spice, fruit hop, earth, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. This was a fairly decent example of the style if I am honest as all of the right flavors and aromas were there and quite pronounced. I was really just hoping that there would be quite a bit more complexity going on. I had just seen a bottle of this on the shelves just before having this one on tap and was quite intrigued. I’m sure it will draw your eye as well… If it does, it is worth trying, but I would do so before buying multiples.

thagr81us, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Harkrank
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Harkrank, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of dysenteri
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

dysenteri, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

ejimhof, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of SimonTja
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

SimonTja, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

tylergoov, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Feb 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Lee45102, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, lemon citrus and dryer yeasty notes. In the taste, dry yeast, mellow earthiness and a note of dry lemon zest. A small hop bite, but mainly smooth and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry earthy yeasty aftertaste. A nice pale ale, earthy with some lemon citrus.

OWSLEY069, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Best before 6 November 2014.

A: Three fingers of fluffy white head white fade quickly. The body is clear, pale gold. Nice lacing.

S: Dull Belgian yeast. Dry and biscuity, lightly floral, and even less spicy.

T: A straightforward, tasty BPA. Dry and yeasty, fruity and spicy, funky and interesting. Lightly sour, with a dryish endtaste. This grows on me as it warms.

M: Crisp, fruity, and lightly dry-bitter. Like an excellent apple with some herbs on it.

O: Good example of the style, but not one of my favourite beers. Gentle and pleasant, but not compelling. Recommended nonetheless, but I will be looking to other Omnipollo to get my kicks.

AgentMunky, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of OneDropSoup
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip: Big, glistening souffle head over light, transparent, honey-gold body with lots of tight, fast nucleation. Maybe it's the suggestion made by the champagne yeast, but almost looks like a glass of the bubbly.

Lightly sweet, honey-like aroma that's kind of reminiscent of American lager, that kind of sugary sweetness with a mildly biscuity, oat bran background. Some light orange & lemon show up.

Taste is also very lightly citrusy, again with the orange & lemon showing up in front of a sharply dry, bitter background, again not unlike champagne. The sweetness is there, too, like a whipped strawberry topping just kind of hovering above that dry base. Subtly complex, but also kind of vapid in a way. The sweetness just seems kind of artificial, but there are other interesting things going on here, & that sugary character doesn't dominate by any means.

Soft on the tongue but crisp, flinty, & sparkling in an almost sharp way around the sides.

Interesting beer, kind of different from anything I've tried before. Part American adjunct lager, part Belgian gold, with a prominent fruitiness. I understand where the beer's going having read up on the 'concept' behind it, & can appreciate it on its own terms. Would love to try some more from Omnipollo.

OneDropSoup, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of BeerZack
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden with bright white fizzy ring of head. Smells of sweet honey and hint of orange oil. Feels very carbonated and foamy on the tongue. Taste is very subtle, but there is some harsh astringency on the back of the palate that gets scrubbed away by the carbonation. This beer seems to have more texture and feel than it does flavor. As it warms I get hints of chamomile tea with honey on the nose, still no distinct flavor, but I might say mildly herbal and malty (but almost completely dry).

BeerZack, Feb 17, 2013
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Leon from Omnipollo
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.