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Leon - Omnipollo

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BA SCORE
86
very good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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Sweden

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 04-11-2011

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.
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Photo of impending
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-

33cl into a tulip. Pours a clear copper gold, yellowish cream colored dense froth clumps and clings.

Aroma is strong of hops which reach from the glass. Grapefruit and pineapple and other sweet yeasty fruits.

Strong grassy grapefruit hop envelopes the flavor from start to finish. Nice dry bite separates the finish which is low in bitter - grass sits in. Tad more than thin lively mouthfeel.

quite tasty, a belgian ipa
cheers
jd

Photo of BrewerB
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up at City Beer Store for $7.99.

Clear and golden with loads of visible carbonation and a thick crop of rocky off-white foam on top. Nice lacing on the glass as the foam recedes. Fruity esters feature prominently in the aroma with sliced pear/apple, a touch of spice. There's also a melon-like fruit blending into the background. Crisp and very dry on the palette with a undercurrent of spiciness/herbal that I'd peg as hop-derived. Low, mostly clean malt profile with a touch of toasted bread. Medium-light bodied with a high level of nearly champagne-like effervescence.

Crisp, refreshingly dry belgian pale ale with intriguing herbal/spicy hop character and an invitingly fruity aroma.

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Its not like Sweden can sit around and let the rest of Scandinavia churn out new craft beer without them getting into the action. Enter Omnipollo with their artistic Belgian pale ale with juicy American hop character and a dry wine-like backdrop.

And like many of those Franconian pale ales, the pilsner malt shines with a faint haze that burrows into the bright straw-yellow coloration. A short-statured, stark white head tops the beer with a creamy texture that pops and fades quicker than expected. It's champagne-like appearance holds true even with its spritzy head character.

Earthy, grainy, and rustic aromas overshaddow those of the bright citrusy hops- leading the charge are notes of dried wood, stripped grass, white wine must, and an overall dusty aged scent that gives the beer a mature sense. But then there's the zesty hop notes of white grapefruit, pineapple, and piquant herbs that lifts the beer and gives it a fresh scent.

Grainy-sweet flavors of dry crackers and "Grapenuts" cereal gives a glimpse into the unadulturated taste of barley malt. Pile on the grassy, citrusy, and herbal hops and we have flavors of honeysuckle, perfume, and mild detergent taste that take on proportions of dried oranges, limes, and pineapple. Mild must elements allow the beer to read similarly to oak aged chardonnay, except with the underlying barley and hop balance. Finishing with the same dry malt taste that starts it off, the musty acidity sets the closure apart from its upstart.

Medium-dry in texture, the beer offers very little sweetness. Instead the fully attenuated mouthfeel lightens the body and permits the spirited carbonation to carry the beer off effortlessly. Its quick finish is lightly chalky, mildly astringent, and playfully warm while its must and fruit bitterness lingers shortly into aftertaste. It's a very clean taste for such complexity.

Leon is a pilsner-focused Belgian pale ale at its core. And it's the American hop character that gives the beer a little unexpected kick that carries much more punch than the usually delicate noble hops of Germany. Effortless and artistic throughout.

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a big finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel and lightly grainy malts, grapefruit and citrus hops, Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, and other spices.

T - Sweet caramel and grainy malts, grapefruit, citrus, and light floral hops, some bitterness, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, lemon zest, and some other spices.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a spicy, sweet, and estery finish.

D - Pretty good BPA. Well balanced.

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high frothy white head that gradually died down, leaving a pillow-shaped patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, a collar around the edge and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of floral, grapefruit, grassy and orange hops in the nose along with some hints of Belgian yeast.
T: The overall taste is very similar to the smell and has an interesting mix of flavors from the hops and has a moderate amount of bitterness. Hints of yeast are also detectable.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is somewhat dry and airy.
O: This is an enjoyable Belgian IPA that uses American West Coast hops.

Photo of drtth
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Spiderpig
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of profondo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy dark gold color with about an inch and a half off-white head that stayed around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy hops (grapefruit, lemon peel), yeast and some grainy/bready malt. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but the citrusy and bitter flavors are the strongest. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth but has high but also soft carbonation. It's easy enough to drink. It's a good overall brew, I thought it was definitely worth trying. $5.59 a bottle.

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy light golden amber. Massive white head with good retention and lots of foamy lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, floral hops, light fruit, a hint of Belgian spicing. Flavor is dominated by lemon and grapefruit citrus and hops, very dry. Finish is dry and very subtle. Aftertaste is actually has more fruit and light malt flavor. Light bodied with active carbonation giving a pleasant mouth feel. A bit on the dry side with rather subdued flavors, but well made and interesting.

Photo of weltywm
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this beer on a whim, since I had never had a Swedish beer before. Had a deep gold color with about a finger or two of thick white head. The nose was citrusy hops. The taste was an interesting mixture of the same citrusy hops along with some yeast, and a bit of cloves and dry fruit, almost a little bit of funk or farmhouse taste, reminiscent of what I would expect from a saison. A crisp mouthfeel with a nice, dry finish. Overall, a very nice beer that combined a lot of what I value from American and Belgian-style IPAs. Look forward to trying some more of their beer.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hops are very pronounced on this with a strong grassy tone with some citrus and spices. Nice Belgian yeast tone to it also. I think that this beer defines Swedish beer; the new beer that is. Hoppy, spicy, earthy, and robust. This is what Swedish drinkers enjoy, and this beer clearly falls into those categories and shows them at their best, though in Belgian form.

Photo of Lee45102
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kdown
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of patfoley17
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Farewell_Transmission
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle of this on a whim, because the bottle is really cool. Poured into a pint glass, huge head. Smell of grapes and maybe a bit of citrus. Hoppier then most of this style. I really enjoyed it. I knew nothing about this brewery, and still don't but look forward to trying their other beers.

Photo of AdamP
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of willjschmidt
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of pohldogg356
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Knapp85
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out with a really nice looking white foamy head on top that had a really strong lacing and head retention to it. The beer had a slightly hazed golden color to it with lots of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. The smell of the beer was decent, some grains and hops nothing too special in addition to the Belgian yeast aromas in the mix also. The taste was pretty strong on the first few sips. The carbonation and the hops create a very sharp mouthfeel. Overall the more I drank the better it got. I wouldn't have to buy it again but it's not a bad brew.

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.

Leon from Omnipollo
86 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.