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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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

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

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mhaugo
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

11.2 ounce bottle decanted into a tulip. 6.5% ABV. “06/11/14” stamped on the crown.
Appearance: Brilliant honey color, with a fizzy white cap. Relatively large, soapy bubbles. There is a thin layer of debris on the bottom of the bottle, but a conscious pour kept that out of my glass (4/5).
Aroma: Sigh… another oxidized beer. That really is the handicap of this style; it just doesn’t live very long. Anyway, beyond the oxidation I get a little dark bread and some floral hops (2.5/5).
Taste: The flavor has been impacted less by the oxidation than the aroma was. It’s a very delicate beer. No flavor really stands out and demands my attention. I get some slightly sweet apple flavor, which is followed by mild hop bitterness after the beer has left my palette. Despite the oxidation, it tastes very clean (3.25/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-to-high carbonation (3.5/5).
Overall: This is a very nice, easy drinking beer. Of all of the oxidized Belgian Pale Ales I’ve had (there have been many), I would probably be most interested in trying this one again if it was fresh. I get the idea that it might be really good right out of the brewery. But, as it stands here in my glass, I am only moderately impressed (3.25/5).

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3.2/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Mersh
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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

The beer is clear light golden, has a small off-white head, no lacing, but some curtains.

The smell is citric and spicy, dill, grape-fruit and a hint of green grapes.

Starting glucose sweet, lemon juice and peels, a seed bitterness.

Medium carbonation, small intense bubbles, rather refreshing with a coarse finish.

A very well crafted beer, a bit on the hoppy side however.

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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 kitch
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 25th June 2016 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a golden copper colour with very light haziness. Aggressive pour left a huge three finger yellowish head that had very good retention leaving some spotty lacing.

Aroma: Mainly citrus lemon accompanied by apple, pine and some pepperness.

Taste: Apple juice and lemon zest with hints of grapefruit, orange and pepper.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium to light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: This was a decent Belgian pale ale and although not the best from Omnipollo, I can’t wait to try more of their stuff.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows lemon, Belgian spicy phenols, and candied orange peel.
Similar flavours: lemon, bready notes, spicy characters, meringue.

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Photo of diawol
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good summer beer when you don't want a lager

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured golden yellow with two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, spice, fruit, and fruit hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, spice, fruit hop, earth, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. This was a fairly decent example of the style if I am honest as all of the right flavors and aromas were there and quite pronounced. I was really just hoping that there would be quite a bit more complexity going on. I had just seen a bottle of this on the shelves just before having this one on tap and was quite intrigued. I’m sure it will draw your eye as well… If it does, it is worth trying, but I would do so before buying multiples.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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