Leute Bok - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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3.68/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
03-31-2012 00:52:44 | More by oberon
3.5/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
03-24-2012 00:16:24 | More by douggoodavage
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
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%.
03-13-2012 22:28:37 | More by slammgrass
3.45/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
02-22-2012 00:58:17 | More by jrenihan
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
02-11-2012 17:46:06 | More by thagr81us
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
02-03-2012 23:05:15 | More by liamt07
4.3/5 rDev +14.4%
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!
01-29-2012 02:31:27 | More by bigdeuce
2.55/5 rDev -32.2%
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.
01-14-2012 17:54:36 | More by bobhits
3.98/5 rDev +5.9%
Bottle poured into a custom looking, kind of pint glass with a pointed base, I really don't know how to explain it...
A: Pours a very creamy and dark caramel hue with not nearly as much head as most Belgians. It looks like it could be pretty thick; I was able to force a finger and a half of creme colored foam.
S: Smells richly sweet with apricots, figs, maple syrup, plums, some banana and dates, very deep in dense fruits.
T/M: Carbonation is much higher than it appears but is still only moderately bubbly. Fruitiness is potent but balanced; fig, dates, white grape, melon, biscuit maltiness. It's just a tad bitter and brighter in contrast to the aroma.
This is a great tasting Belgian and a good change of pace from the more champagne-like brews. I hope it's also available without the glass.
01-14-2012 03:07:06 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
4/5 rDev +6.4%
A: copper/tan shiny body, finger creamy head,
S: malt, spice, mild yeast, figs/dates
T: sweet malt, grain, ripe fruits, smooth spicy finish
M: med/heavy body, smooth/chewy mouth
O: Another fine Belgian beer.
Would get again + recommend.
Looking forward to trying more
from this brewery.
VERY GOOD, WORTH TRYING!
01-04-2012 16:41:29 | More by BeerLover99
United Kingdom (England)
4.18/5 rDev +11.2%
Appearance: Reddish brown colored. no head. no lacing.
Smell: Smells like sweet malt.
Taste: Extremely malty. Wonderful roasted malts. Excellent.
Mouthfeel: Smooth. Medium bodied.
Overall: A pleasant beer. Wonderful maltiness. Excellent flavor. Will have again.
01-01-2012 19:17:47 | More by Squelch
Leute Bok from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.