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Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #35
Ranked #17,831
3.86 | pDev: 10.36%
May 16, 2022
Apr 11, 2011
Very Good
Notes: Formerly Leon

Leon is whole-cone hopped and fermented dry using a champagne yeast. The yeast and the hops (Amarillo & Simcoe) in combination with a variety of malts.
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Photo of Sigmund
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Slightly hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma of herbs and wine yeast. Dry and crisp flavour, herbal / spicy hops and champagne brut. Refreshing.

May 16, 2022
Photo of janubio
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by janubio from Spain

Bottle at Echarle Huevos, served in a Ch`ti glass. Slightly hazy golden colour, big head with medium retention, sticky lacing.
Aroma of citrics, yeast, some barnyard, herbs, maybe some coriander, spices.
Medium to full body, rough textures, active carbonation. Earthy finish.
Taste follows the aroma with kind of a cheesy thing.

Jan 28, 2021
3.96 by matuka123 from Finland on Oct 16, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by stcules from Italy

Orange-blonde lighlty veiled. Abundant ivory colore foam, creamy, land lacing.
Citric smell (lemon), yeast, chives, white fruits, grapes, lychee, pink grapefruit.
The taste is more yeasty, with spicy background, pepper, and again chves.
Very dry, probably for the use of champagne yeast.
Spicy aftertaste, again white fruits.
Well carbonated, light body, clean, very drinkable.

May 09, 2020
3.79 by desint from Belgium on Oct 10, 2019
4.18 by emincems from Turkey on Feb 04, 2019
Photo of lmaduells
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by lmaduells from Spain

A good beer, to me a bit loose, little complex. Making a Belgian pale ale is a risk, there are very good ones. The beer is fine but it does not reach the original level. That is why it is difficult to give an excellent grade

Dec 11, 2018
4.27 by igl from Russian Federation on Mar 24, 2018
3.9 by TheCrowsEye from California on Jan 04, 2018
3.83 by BeerGlassesCollector from Cyprus on Dec 15, 2017
4.59 by shbris from Sweden on Nov 21, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Slightly hazy golden color, two finger white head, messy lacing, light carbonation.

S: Belgian yeast, hops.

T: Classic Belgian taste, malty.

F: Overly carbonated but surprisingly dense mouthfeel for a 6% ABV beer.

O: I have mixed feelings but I kind of liked it.

Oct 14, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by josanguapo from Spain

From lalonjadelacerveza. In Grimbergen glass. After dinner. Belgian yeast spicyness with floral hoppy notes, but without losing the belgian character. Well adjusted dryness and carbonation, inviting to next sip.

Sep 28, 2017
3.98 by Heeenrik from Finland on Jul 27, 2017
4.04 by mjgsilva from Portugal on Jun 16, 2017
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 06, 2017
3.94 by redbarnbikes from New York on Feb 27, 2017
4.18 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Feb 05, 2017
4.01 by Sendrag from Sweden on Jan 18, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Poured to a tulip Duvel glass.

A: Once I started to pour the beer, the color was somewhere in between a orange with yellow hues with a really cristalline body but after I finished pouring, some opaqueness appeared. The head is two fingers thick with lots of retention and there's lots of lacing. It's really good but should appear to be more filtered.
S: The aroma has some grapefruit, hops and just a bit of citrus. The grapefruit here has some kind of connectivity with the champgne aromas.
T: The taste has some great citric that is both sweet (but more) & bitter. The malts present have a minor profile but it's there in the end. The taste is actually very similar to Duvel's famously known beer.
M: Body is medium to medium low, bitterness is to harsh and totally unexpected for the style. Actually, the mouthfeel is a bit disappointing here because the champagne profile provides a lot more bitterness and unnecessary tart to the end of the sip. Not my type of mouthfeel.
O: Finally starting on Omnipollo beers! Leon has a very good aroma and taste profile but loses a bit on mouthfeel. But in the end, I liked it.

Nov 29, 2016
4 by Catalin90 from Romania on Nov 20, 2016
2.49 by FatsoSvuLLo from Sweden on Oct 02, 2016
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3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by braker649er from Washington

This was very sweet with malt. I'm not sure I fully understand the style target--maybe reflecting my own ignorance. I've enjoyed beers by this brewer, but wasn't a huge fan of this one.

Maybe there was a level of sophistication that I missed, though to be honest, this tasted very similar to homebrews I've made where I felt I had too much malt and the sugars overwhelmed the other flavors. I have to give credit that I did think the *aftertaste* was more complex here, but overall I was not wowed. Very cool bottle! My "look" rating actually includes the bottle because it is so artistic.

L - Cloudy, undistinguished look to the beer. A nice, thin, very persistent head on top. As noted, cool screenprint on the minimal-text bottle, which I'm counting here in the look rating because awesome.
S - Smells pretty malty, like it's gonna taste sweet
T - It did taste sweet. It was ultimately too much for me. The Belgian flavors seemed to come through more in the aftertaste, but the sweetness was pretty strong up front.
F - Nicely carbonated and tingled the tongue.
O - Fruity malt flavor was too much for me to rate this one highly despite complexity on the back end.

May 21, 2016
Photo of sejorules
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by sejorules from Sweden

L: Cloudy dark golden with white thick head.

S: Very yeasty and fruity. Fresh

T: Bread, yeast and fruity. Follows the nose. Almost no bitterness. Dry, it somehow reminds of sour apple cider.

F: Very fizzy, refreshing but full. Nice

O: It is a very nice beer. Very "Belgium pale ale".

May 19, 2016
4.29 by REVZEB from Illinois on Apr 19, 2016
4.19 by mytu420 from Romania on Apr 18, 2016
4.71 by Benzebub from Sweden on Apr 01, 2016
Photo of mothman
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by mothman from Minnesota

White head with lace. Lots of head. Golden orange.

Very typical Belgian IPA. Very fruity with lots of carbonation. The champagne yeast shows. Belgiany. Zest and spice.

Note really for me.

Mar 31, 2016
3.58 by Tdenham from England on Feb 27, 2016
Photo of Dentist666
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Poured into tulip.
Pours hazy orange/amber beer, thick off-white rocky head, good retention.
Smell - belgian yeast spiciness meets hop esters (apple, pear, citrus).
Taste - follows the smell, nice mineral profile, uncommon for belgian style beer, excellent interplay between hops and yeasts, dry finish, due to champagne yeasts.
Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Very, very good beer.

Jan 28, 2016
3.63 by StoutSnob40 from California on Jan 16, 2016
3.99 by Fabianno from Brazil on Nov 29, 2015
2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Nov 27, 2015
4.27 by risenz from England on Nov 25, 2015
3.84 by mdagnew from Northern Ireland on Nov 17, 2015
3.54 by Jhfinn from New York on Nov 10, 2015
Photo of aleigator
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a great looking golden color, with a decent head, soon collapsing to a thin layer of lacing.

Smells of a pungent, noble grassiness, with just a tiny spice hint to it. That spicy note is enough though, to open up the nose to the beers smooth yeast qualities, creating a nice flowery depth by blending into herbal hops, which maintain supremacy.

Has a yeast smoothed medium carbonation, with a refreshing mouthfeel to it, due to the well noteable, pleasant hop quality.

Tastes of a stony minerality, resulting from the effervescent carbonation, which remains noteable from the beginning till the end, softened by the emerging, dough yeast. Well entangled into the beers yeast character, herbal hops add a pleasant dryness to the taste, developing into an interesting counterpart to the perfectly dispensed spice quality of the yeast. During the finish, dryness evolves, including even more grass, showcasing the brews pale ale qualities, while yeast and white bread malts act as a smooth, balancing foundation.

This creates an intriguing interplay between the hops and a mineralic aqueous quality, resulting in a tickling dryness, while yeast adds a smooth, spicy softness, without overpowering the hop impression.

Nov 01, 2015
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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by NilocRellim from Minnesota

Hazy/cloudy orange/copper colour. Weeds, earthy hops, slightly sweet yeast smell, sort of like a heffe-weizen. Tastes more like a bitter heffe-weizen. Uniquely like a Belgian strong meets a German wheat. A slight alcohol finish.

Oct 20, 2015
4 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Oct 17, 2015
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3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by JohnGalt1 from Idaho

Grainy with a minor ester and phenol character... Okay Sweetish with a bigger hit of yeasty phenols and balanced apple/pear essence.. Seems overblown for the ABV.. not interesting just a shotgun blast at "should be good".

Oct 10, 2015
Levon from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 179 ratings