Leon | Omnipollo

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163 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:
163
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of redbarnbikes
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sendrag
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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 Catalin90
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
2.49/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of braker649er
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of sejorules
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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".

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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 mytu420
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 mothman
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Tdenham
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of dwagner003
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabianno
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of mdagnew
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleigator
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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 AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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".

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Photo of innominat
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Leon from Omnipollo
3.88 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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