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Leute Bok - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-01-2003)
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Douberd

Netherlands

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle of 330 ml, bought as a part of 6 Belgian ales, all of them from Van Steenberge brewery. The 3 Augustijns the package contained didn't disappointed me, so my hopes are high for this one too.
Beige head, creamy, two fingers in height, slowly it dissolves to a thin line of foam.The beer's body is dark amber in colour.
Fruity aroma with caramel notes.
Taste is great, roasted malts, some caramel and some dark chocolate too. Sweet at first but with a slighty bitter aftertaste.
On the body is thick and oily, carbonation average.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 21:10:52 | More by Douberd
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-08-2012 22:27:43 | More by kjkinsey
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a Ranger Creek tulip. Listed at 7.5% ABV

Gorgeous pour delivers a clear, ruddy amber tinted with golden hues. Carbonation is aggressive and produces a creamy khaki head on top that retains exceedingly well. Aroma is decidedly Belgian, with caramel malt and browned apple flesh from the yeast. Tangy and rich with malt.

Flavor is more of the same, but a bit sharper as the carbonation dries the back of the tongue. Fruity esters and a touch of booze give way to a leafy bitterness on the finish. Malts taste a tad like stale bread crust, but have enough caramel to suffice as a tasty brew. Creamy carbonation level turns snappy and crisp toward the end of each sip. Body is decidedly thinner than the ABV suggests. Overall, a tasty Belgian ale. Simple, flavorful, and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 18:40:59 | More by wagenvolks
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aswaller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-06-2012 01:41:58 | More by aswaller
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-05-2012 12:01:43 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-03-2012 05:47:00 | More by NOLANDMAN
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oberon

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sessions in Greensboro.Poured into a tulip glass a reuby red tinged chesnut brown with a fluffy long sustained off white head atop.Dark fruit and brown sugar mainly in the nose,some sweet alcohol creeps as the beer warms a little.Yeasty dark fruit flavors along with some brown sugar cake-like flavors that linger in the finish.Well it's not a bock by any means but it is quite good as a strong dark Belgian.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 00:52:44 | More by oberon
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douggoodavage

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper, amber, ruby color nice fluffy off white head only lasts for a sweet minute or two. Scent of Belgium yeast, wood, alcohol, & browned / candied sugar. Tastes very good with superb caramel maltiness, subtle fruit hoppiness, spice cake like aftertaste. Overall a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 00:16:24 | More by douggoodavage
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slammgrass

Belgium

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours heady into a tulip with about a 1 cm head. Dark ruby and thick.
Smell/Aroma: Belgian "yeast," tart, cranberry.
Mouthfeel and taste: Very refreshing at a strong 7.5%. Bright and carbonated, doesn't taste strong, tastes much lighter than 7.5; little to no spice but with a slight sweetness just on the swallow, dry.
Overall: Very refreshing at a strong 7.5%. Purchased in Feb 2012 from ABC Drinks Leuven. Poured from the bottle into a tulip. Of note is that on BeerAdvocate, this beer is classified as a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, but I think (after reading the brewery website and the bottle) that it's supposed to be a double/doppelbock, and not a Belgian strong dark, as the Augustijn Donker or the Bornem Dubbel of the same brewery. The goat and hops on the label are a nod to the former brewery, and may possibly be a nod to the style of German bocks brewed during winter. Sorry didn't mean to geek out too much, but I felt like part of the reviews here are reviewing this beer as a Belgian Strong Dark of which this is not (checked Ratebeer too) The bottle I drank listed ABV at 7.5%.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 22:28:37 | More by slammgrass
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brewbaker

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-07-2012 00:46:54 | More by brewbaker
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jk3

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-03-2012 14:04:21 | More by jk3
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-25-2012 01:24:02 | More by Joshgonzales79
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 11/07/2013

Beer is a reddish brown, with a large off-white head. Very solid looking head and great retention- head just sits there.

Nose is VERY faint. A bit of dark fruit and sweet malt. Hard to pick up anything. The whiffs are fine.

Taste better, but not a standout. Fairly sweet, with juicy dark fruits. Raisin and fig, with sweet bready malt. Finish has a slight bitterness. A bit of spice. Kind of thin, and certainly not complex.

Medium bodied, certainly light for the style. Strong carbonation.

Overall, decent but not a great beer. There are so many good BSDAs out there that I certainly wouldn't feel the need to drink this one again, though it is relatively enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 00:58:17 | More by jrenihan
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

02-20-2012 16:15:24 | More by chrispoint
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-17-2012 22:04:57 | More by beerhunter13
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-15-2012 20:23:03 | More by JAHMUR
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4balance


4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-12-2012 05:48:50 | More by 4balance
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a massively dark reddish brown with a two finger khaki colored head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, earth, and milk chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, dark fruit, and dark chocolate. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I really didn't expect much from this one, but it definitely brought a little more to the table than I was expecting which was nice. This one was quite complex and refreshing as it was really well balanced. Defintely worth trying if you get the chance as you will probably be surprised.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 17:46:06 | More by thagr81us
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO giftpack, 330ml into a chalice. Best before July 11, 2013.

Poured a mahogany/purple with a transient tan head. Only a small island of head remains, and a only a shred of lacing graces the glass. Nose is typical BSDA, dark fruits, gentle saccharine notes, caramel and subtle spicing. Dry vinous fruitiness on the palate, light candied notes and spicing similar to the nose. Carbonation is high and prickly, a little much for my liking; alcohol flashes on the palate but isn't too obvious. Moderately dry and fairly sweet in the finish. A nice beer and fairly predictable within the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 23:05:15 | More by liamt07
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-02-2012 04:46:59 | More by bump8628
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bigdeuce

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer, provides a terrific introduction. Very dark color, almost hazelnut dark. Classic belgian scents, yeasty a bit of candied sugar. Taste is terrific, with a pull of plums, not tart, wild but not overwhelming cherries. Very tasty. Goes down smoothly with a light to medium mouth feel. Good thing the government has not declared this one "illegal" because it would be more popular than prohibition moonshine!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 02:31:27 | More by bigdeuce
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SkitzIrish3

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-23-2012 18:37:57 | More by SkitzIrish3
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-21-2012 21:33:50 | More by samEBC
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Stoutsman

Kansas

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

01-14-2012 22:01:28 | More by Stoutsman
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.55/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Buttery rich body backed by overly sour green apples. The mix ends up towards the sweet and butter side, but a strange beer. A lovely but not especially great looking beer. The aromas are far too towards the sour and odd side of things.

This is not a beer I'd ever want to go back to. It has some unique blends of flavors but I'm not enjoying this at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 17:54:36 | More by bobhits
Leute Bok from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.