Leute Bok - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by Zimbo:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.65/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The initial smell in the bottle is, well, beery. It lacks that distinctiveness which makes you want to pursue and understand the intimate elements of this beer. Poured into a Duvel glass this gave a fairly effortless tight fluffy head. Deep brown in colour with some reddish brown. Chewy in the mouth with some brown sugar and just the edge of the medicinal. Bit of fizziness on the outskirts of the beer as well ending with some light ginger notes.
From what I've observed this has all the components to make quite a distinctive drink but to me it is just clumsy and fails to come together in an engaging way..
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2011 21:02:29 | More by Zimbo
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3.76/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a 33 cl bottle to a snifter.
A: pours a clear garnet/ruby color with a thick three finger beige head that lasts for quite some time before breaking down.
S: Some dark fruits, cherries, caramels and yeast.
T: fruity, raisins and figs followed by sweet malts. The yeast is there too. Alcohol is buried.
M: medium carbonation and light/thin body
O: seems to be a bit of a lightweight BSDA. Not as rich and flavorful as others and the smell and mouth feel are also less than most I have had. On the positive side, it is an easy to drink beer, the alcohol is masked well, and it looks good.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2013 21:27:45 | More by polloenfuego
3.59/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle 3 of 6 of the Belgians six pack from LCBO. Served fairly cold into an oversized wine glass.
Appearance - Dark, dark brown liquid spilled into the glass and yielded 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Garnet colored when held up to the light. Decent head retention and some spidery lacing around the glass.Beer is dark enough and opaque enough that no guess can be made at carbonation level.
Smell - Cherries, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, dark fruits namely figs. A little bit of that Belgian yeast smell too. Just the slightest shade of earthiness in the form of peat.
Taste - Slightly bitter kind of like dark bitter chocolate. Fruits are not as up front and in the spotlight on the tastebuds as they were in the nose. That peat undercurrent detected on the nose shows up a bit more here which combined with the bitterness, is reminiscent of a black licorice. Also trace coffee bean flavor.
Mouthfeel - Nice, smooth and fairly rich, ABV is imperceptible. Sharp dry finish with low to medium carbonation before that.
Overall - While complex the peat undercurrent kind of threw me off on this one and didn't enjoy as much as others in the style. Looks like I'm a sucker for sweeter Belgian Dark Ales.
Serving type: can
11-04-2013 21:49:57 | More by DenisKolkin
Leute Bok from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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