Leon | Omnipollo

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165 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by bark on 04-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
27
For Trade:
1
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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Benzebub
4.71/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avalon07
4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden color with a cloudy consistency. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

A: An incredibly strong, completely alluring aroma of citrus, yeast, hops, and malt.

T: Tasted of citrus (grapefruit, a lot of it), a bit of yeast, hops (more than I expected), and a hint of malt in the finish. A vibrant, powerful, totally lovable flavor.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth, crisp, somewhat bitter finish. Light-bodied.

O: One of best BPAs I've tried in a while. Easy to drinkable, well made, and very enjoyable.

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Photo of DoubleH
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of DelVecchio
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of AnitaBier
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Mphis
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of ckollias
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this brew out of a Belgian Tulip Glass

A: Light copper hue with a huge, white, frothy head that last forever, leaving a great trail, and ending in a solid persistent lace.

S: Sweet Belgian yeast aroma with hints of fruits.

T: Similar to the smell a sweet Belgian yeast aroma is present with a fruity middle that is slightly tart and finishes a little dry.

M: Medium body and heavy carbonation.

O: Impressive Belgian brew - worthy of a try.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of bark
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The smell is very dry with clean bitter flavours, some citric notes and a distinct yeasty-phenolic Belgian note. Hints of minerals, hay and sweet bread.

The colour is gold with a tint of orange; the liquid is clear. The three finger head is white and airy. It leaves lots of lacing when it slowly sinks down.

The taste is first very, very dry with some yeast, bread and bitter hops. American hops (citric, tea, bitter herbs) and some Belgian phenolic/yeasty notes. The aftertaste is very dry, almost astringent with some warming alcohol, green bananas/banana peels, bitter herbs, lemon juice and a mild bitterness. Dry, wheat-y, almost Champagne-like flavours in the finish.

The bubbles are few, but they are strong and almost sharp. The liquid is dry and light.

A unique and extremely refreshing dry beer.

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Photo of Farewell_Transmission
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle of this on a whim, because the bottle is really cool. Poured into a pint glass, huge head. Smell of grapes and maybe a bit of citrus. Hoppier then most of this style. I really enjoyed it. I knew nothing about this brewery, and still don't but look forward to trying their other beers.

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Photo of Craigny88
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of risenz
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdown
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of adjunctlager
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of patfoley17
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Apathetiq
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saviour
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of weltywm
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this beer on a whim, since I had never had a Swedish beer before. Had a deep gold color with about a finger or two of thick white head. The nose was citrusy hops. The taste was an interesting mixture of the same citrusy hops along with some yeast, and a bit of cloves and dry fruit, almost a little bit of funk or farmhouse taste, reminiscent of what I would expect from a saison. A crisp mouthfeel with a nice, dry finish. Overall, a very nice beer that combined a lot of what I value from American and Belgian-style IPAs. Look forward to trying some more of their beer.

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Photo of jonatanlauritzen
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Leon from Omnipollo
3.88 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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