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Leute Bok - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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very good

290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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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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CharlesRiver

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I purchased this beer with as part of a gift set that included the very cool baseless glass. A little steep in price at $21 dollars.

The beer pours out a muddy color brown with a huge head that seems to last and last. The smell seems very "Belgian". Yeasty and citrus mostly with some malt notes as well. Taste is similar but more of a tart flavor coming through in the middle. I also pick up some hops at the end which is nice. Somewhat of a warming feeling at the end. Very well balanced and easy to drink.

Different than any other beer that I have had. You might be able to compare it to one of the Fantomes? I like it but wouldn't spend the high price again for it. At least now I have a cool glass!

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2004 23:51:53 | More by CharlesRiver
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Gusler

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a misty mahogany to brown color; the head is modest in size, creamy in its texture and a nice light tan in color, the lace a satiny sheet upon the glass. Nose is earthy as in yeast, also sweet and fresh to the olfactory senses, start is ambrosial, nice malt profile, toasted grain evident, top is moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish has judicious acidity, the hops penetrating in their spiciness, very dry aftertaste and a quaffable brew tis’ true.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2004 19:56:02 | More by Gusler
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Foggy, copper-red with a good solid long lasting head. Moderate amount of lace. Lively carbonation with lots of fine bubbles.

Slightly sour nose with hints of cherry, solid malts. Taste is tart, acidic and fruity with a bit of clove or nutmeg in the finish. Slightly sharp on the tongue. Comes across gently inspite of the higher alcohol content.

Clealy shows as a Belgian. A well done beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2004 20:40:14 | More by TerryW
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crookedhalo

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid brownish-copper color with a lasting thick tan head. Aroma is sour like a Flanders, a heavy dosage of candi sugar and malt, yeasty, dusty, musty funk as well, and a fair share of hops, too. Tastes beautiful. Malt richness backed up with a tartness (fruity acidic twang) moving towards a hoppier, drier finish. This is not a doppelbock by any means. It's a fine Belgian ale brewed in the tradition of a dark, strong bock, but it's not a lager by any stretch of the imagination. The bottle I've sampled is probably a little aged (I tend to do that to some of my Belgians in stock). No evidence of age on the cork. It's mighty good.

* Sidenote: I plead to move this beer to be categorized in the Belgian Dark Ale or Strong Dark Ale category since it is brewed from top-fermenting yeast. It is not a lager by any strech of the imagination, although it is based on a traditional German Bock style.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2004 09:05:44 | More by crookedhalo
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow, this seems like a bock from Belgium. Pourred a deep ruby brew with a nice bubbly head with medium retention time. Mix of spice with usual hops taste from Van Steenberge. Body if medium and alcohol taste is not too evident. This is an above average brew but nothing too spectacular except the use of the bock style from a Belgium brewer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2003 02:21:07 | More by Phyl21ca
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A unique mix.
Satisfying but not the most drinkable from this brewery, though
everything they make has some uniqueness. Was surprising for a bok in
taste and color, of brown and red mix. Good to split with another in a session and aftertatste requires some dessert (or another beer).
Works with a sanwich, fish or meat.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2003 04:33:34 | More by Sammy
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Is this really supposed to be a Doppelbock? Given the goat on the label and the word "Bok" in the name, I guess so. But man, this ain't got nothing to do with Andechser Doppelbock or any of a hundred other truer renditions of the style.

I found it in a Moscow grocery store at about $3.50 for a 33cl squat brown bottle with a dark label featuring the goat perched with front hooves on a beer keg. The back label is only in Flemish (no French?), but what I could decipher indicates that the brewery thinks this beer isn't sweet. Uh-huh. The Russian translation slapped on the back dodges the issue, but states that the beer is bottle fermented and filtered. Can that be? Never mind. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 7/8/04, I opened it on 11/19/03.

Pours a deep, dark burgundy (too dark to tell with the lighting in my house whether or not it's filtered) under a big pinkish tan head that lingers long and leaves a bit of lace. The nose is fruity - cherries mainly, with a bit of malt. The mouth is heavy with sweetness and mildly carbonated. The taste opens with a little bit of malt under a whole lot of cherries and grapes and a bit of spice. The finish maintains the fruity sweetness, while a bit of hoppy bitterness mingles with the fruit in the aftertaste. The winner of this contest is a no brainer, though. Fruit, fruit, fruit. Call this a Belgian Doppelbock, with the emphasis on BELGIAN. It's a decent strong ale, but nowhere close to a good Doppelbock.

My bottle also claims 7.5% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2003 19:17:43 | More by Globetrotter
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasting of a promotional bottle at 1st Grand Avenue Liquors, comes with a trademark round bottomed glass with a wood stand...

Hazy and sedimented, brownish with red highlights and a nice tan head with some yeast speckling. Thin lace tendrils. Aroma is slightly buttery but with a sense of wild cherry. Certainly different if this is brewed as a Doppelbock, soft mouthfeel with tight carbonation, almost like rain water. Flavor is quite nice, sturdy but fruity and leaning toward a grape astringency, which in this case is nice in balancing the sometimes over bearing maltiness and stickiness of some German Doppelbocks. Finishes light with moderate aftertaste. Some alcohol but soft overall...I like it.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2003 15:34:33 | More by ADR
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: A fabulous glass with a rounded bottom. It is accompanied with a wooden base that you must have if you plan on placing your beer on the table...otherwise, the glass will spill due to the rounded bottom. The pour is dark brown with a very lively and rich tan head.

Smell: A light spiced nose with only a pinch of drak fruitiness. There is not too much getting me going here.

Taste: A mildy malty beer with spicey hints and lightly sweet with raisin and other dark fruit. A medium body and overall very underwhelming.

Mouthfeel: Very lively....medium body

Drinkability: The glassware is outstanding. It LOOKS like a great beer, but it is slightly above average at best. Unfortunatley, the beer doesn't live up to its presentation.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2003 21:45:54 | More by Popsinc
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Its slightly hazy, deep-burgundy/brown body displays cherry highlights that foreshadow the flavors and aromas to come; while its short head of creamy, light tan foam drops shortly to just a wide collar and indicates that the full malt of a true bock isn't quite there. It does, however, leave some nice lace at the start of the glass. The nose is fruity with cherries, raspberries and plums over a delicate sugary malt. It's gently crisp in the mouth with a fine carbonation and light body. Its flavor reinforces the fruit found in the nose over a lightly caramel/toffee malt; and it's very low bitterness balances nicely leading to a blend of soft fruit and malt that linger shortly in the finish. This is an impressive beer that offers a solid drinkability with its soft and light, fruity and refreshing qualities. Very nice!

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2003 02:04:45 | More by NeroFiddled
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served as a sample at the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium. The color was a dark amber, with some head retention. The smell was of malt. The taste was slightly sour and sweet, with a heavy malt backing to it. The mouthfeel was very creamy. Drinkability-wise, I could have a few more.

Not a bad beer at all. It's amazing that those crazy Belgians even do a dopplebock, and manage to put their own stamp on it, no less!

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2003 00:16:35 | More by beergeek279
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stcules

Italy

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The bottle we taste is only 7.5% ABV, and not 8.2%...
It has a very abundant foam, brown, with some side bubbles a little too big. Anyway, it has a beautiful hat of foam, quite persistent.
Dark colour, almost black, with reddish reflexes.
The smell is at the beginning very light, just some hints of malt, and caramel. After a while, you can feel some fruity and alcool, but very light.
At the taste some light fruity, liquorice. The alcool is present, but it doesn't bother. Light red fruity.
Medium-light body.
The aftertaste is a little more fruity (sour black cherry).

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2003 17:42:43 | More by stcules
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber brown with a tan full quick dissipating head complete with trickled rings of lacing. Aroma is vinous, candi sugar, plums or any ripe full fruit with hints of chocolate roasts tickling the nose. Taste is deep balanced fullness mixture of ripened fruit nice raisiny finish so drinkable. Mouthfeel is high in carbonation like many other Belgiums a medium body that is light tasting but has a decent medium feel texture to it. I could picture this beer on tap, I think this is a definite must try from belgium so unique you must experience it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2003 15:22:47 | More by WVbeergeek
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

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

Open carefully, the cork blows off, good carbonation, strong off-white head leaving some lace. Murky of brownish red color, second fermation is in bottle. Very good bock with raisiny flavor but nose is subdued. Site has ABV at 8.2% and 7.5% which is what is on the bottle. Sold only in the gift pack with the wierd "glass" that I will keep for display only. What beer drinker is ready to balance a glass in a piece of wood??

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2003 19:07:52 | More by jdhilt
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy, murky dark garnet color, an immense and flourishing tan head. Lovely and lively aroma: sweet, notes of butterscotch, fruit, copper, sea-foam, flowers, cocoa..it sounds like an odd mix, I know, but it's there and it works! As for taste...surprisingly smooth, very tasty, a great big load of thick maltiness that meets the tongue with remarkable ease. Sharp hops at first on the palate, but with a lasting sweetness in the finish. In this case, we have a great example of what makes Belgian beer so special. It's so far above and beyond any average bock, with a certain effervescence, we'll call it, that lifts this one up, in flavor, character, body, texture...it feels light, but solid. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
Also cool is it's own special glass, a cute little guy without stem or foot, that has to be balanced in it's own stand, similar to Kwak

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2003 21:35:28 | More by feloniousmonk
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Leute Bok from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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