Venloosch Altbier - Bierbrouwerij De Leeuw B.V.
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Reviews by wl0307:
United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev -4.9%
Coming in a 300ml brown bottle, at 5%abv.; BB January 2009, served lightly chilled in De Dolle Oerbier's long-stemmed goblet. The label seems to suggest this beer is made by Lindeboom Brewery - maybe De Leeuw is a trade-name of Lindeboom?
A: dark copper hue with deeply red elements, coming with moderate and constant carbonation and a beige froth dissipating gradually to a thin cap to last.
S: exotic-sweet Chinese red-bean paste, perfumy jasmin and honey spring to mind, NOT like one's usual Düsseldorf-Alt, mind you! Sweet black tea, fat dates, burned sugar, and gristy and focused amber malts linger in the background. Distinctive.
T: rather interesting floral taste - like sweet black tea infused with jasmine-like floral aroma, but backed by a solid backbone of caramely malts, burned-sugary sweetness (that tends to linger well), and a faint sour touch of yeastiness; very mild bitterness lingers in the finish that is somehow semi-chewy on the herbal side. Very light, soothing, and herbal/floral as a whole.
M&D: the body is medium-light, carbonation goes light yet still smacks of a thin-ish, artificially carbonated palate. Overall, the drinkability is not bad for the curious flavour and an overall clean palate. I find it very hard to relate this beer to any other Alt beer I've tried, but it's well worth a try in its own right.
02-07-2009 20:59:06 | More by wl0307
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
Drank from my Duvel Tulip.
A - Pours a dark Amber colour with an off white head that retains well.
S - Aromas of caramel and malt with a hint of spice.
T - Nice subtle malt flavours that are complimented by a few hops and finishes a little bitter.
M - Medium body and lively carbonation.
D - Different and worth a try
03-11-2011 17:11:53 | More by eric5bellies
3.1/5 rDev -16.4%
Served on-draught into Lindeboom stemware. Reviewed from notes taken in June 2010.
A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Body colour is a dark copper. Semitransparent.
Sm: Amber hops, caramelized malt, and cream. A moderate strength aroma.
T: Amber hops, light well handled caramelized malt, and cream. Complex enough and well built for what it is. Very well balanced.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Coarse enough to bring out the flavours. Decent carbonation and thickness.
Dr: Good but not exceptional. It's an above average example of the style and is highly drinkable, but the quality is limited. Give her a spin, but don't expect something as good as say, Alaskan Amber.
12-05-2012 20:09:39 | More by kojevergas
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours with a clear coppery body, off white tan head with good retention, fairly creamy also, slight lacing
Smell, fresh tea, slight dms and a touch of burnt sugar. Some light hops on the nose also
Taste, inital slightly tea like hops followed by a malty biscuity mouthfeel, slight sweetness on the finish along with a light lating bitterness
One of the first altbiers i've had. Very drinkable and worth the euro i spent :)
07-14-2006 19:29:20 | More by cypressbob
3.5/5 rDev -5.7%
This beer is noted as the first Dutch altbier. A little trivia for what it's worth. Pretty solid brew indeed. Light brown in color, dense tan head. Medium toasted malt aroma. Smooth and sweet flavor, maybe a touch lighter flavored and bodied than say...Frankenheim. Smooth and quaffable. Interesting scenery while we drank near the Red Light district in Amsterdam...whoa.
06-12-2002 10:17:26 | More by John
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
appearance: brown / amber color. Off-white foam head. Not really much retention.
smell: Faint, but get some burnt caramel / nutty malts.
taste: Caramel, nutty, toasty malts. Spices and burnt (brown) sugar with some yeasty sour, some hoppy bitter, all quite mild and balanced in flavors. Reminds me of Palm beer, but more balanced and easy going flavors.
mouthfeel: Thin but with a nectar / milky like body with a nice medium carbonation kick.
overall: Suggests all the flavor of more bodied and heavy beers, but all more tuned down to make it refreshing and easy going. Nice beer but not a mind bender either ;)
12-28-2012 21:55:49 | More by Arno
4.05/5 rDev +9.2%
This pours a dark amber colour with a small off-white head.
Nice toasty malt aroma with notes of caramel and spicy bitterness.
Refined, nutty malts with a moderate bitterness and fine hop character. Yum.
Medium-light body with a sharp carbonation.
A tasty and easy drinking beer. Very good.
01-19-2011 07:32:08 | More by dgilks
Venloosch Altbier from Bierbrouwerij De Leeuw B.V.
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