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Leute Bok - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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very good

299 Ratings
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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-01-2003)
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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

DenisKolkin, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev +6.4%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Wsherry1
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Wsherry1, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mmilyko, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Coren
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Coren, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of rhhjr
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

rhhjr, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev +6.4%

reitzbrewing, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of jrfehon33
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jrfehon33, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ScaryEd, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

drummermattie02, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +13%

archero, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Vsarmatov
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Vsarmatov, Jul 10, 2013
4/5  rDev +6.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JamLand, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of rjholcomb
4/5  rDev +6.4%

rjholcomb, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of spointon
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

spointon, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of KevinSP
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

KevinSP, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of spoony
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a special Leute Bok orb-looking glass with wooden holder.

A-This is a pretty good-looking beer. It is dark brown, nearly black, and topped by a dense two-finger khaki head. The head has good retention and leaves some lacing behind.

S-The smell is not very strong for a BSDA. There is a bit of milk chocolate, some dark bread, and a bit of vague, hoppy bitterness.

T-The taste is slightly more impressive than the smell with a hint of dark, dried fruit and some milky chocolate. There is also a little bitterness towards the finish, but all-in-all, this brew is kind of boring.

M-The beer is light to medium weight for the style with light to moderate carbonation.

O-Once you get past the looks, which are pretty solid, there is not much happening with this "Bok." The smell and flavors are uninspiring and the feel is strangely light. On the positive side, the alcohol is well-hidden. Also, the orb-type glass and stand are kind of fun to play with.

spoony, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Luiz0930
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
Photo of Mervjahn
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Mervjahn, May 24, 2013
Photo of djcreepshow
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

djcreepshow, May 17, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Janeinma, May 14, 2013
Photo of Stugotzo
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Stugotzo, May 07, 2013
Leute Bok from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.