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Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #421
Ranked #45,087
3.17 | pDev: 14.51%
Leroy Breweries
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Marius from Netherlands

2/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

tastes like crap, lousy beer. Don't try it, even if it is being offered for free. Sweet smell, bad grain, bland finish - no bitterness, no acidity, no sourness, nothing.

Mar 13, 2015
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dcmchew from Romania

2.89/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours clear copper, small white head that goes straight to a small lace.
Biscuity malts (touch of corn too) and Belgian yeasts in the smell mostly, gives off peppercorn, faint coriander, some banana, apple peel.
Taste starts with white bread, a touch of honey, sunflower seeds (seriously), a bit of sweet malt syrup. Lower fruitiness than in the smell, some apple and pear mostly. Some funky herbs (not great), floral notes, spicy with prickly pepper towards the finish, which is dry and rather bitter, but with a bad metallic note.
Medium body, prickly carbonation.
Has some nice notes, but lots more off ones. Close to decent.

Jun 13, 2014
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jazzyjeff13 from England

2.61/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 250ml bottle with a BB of March 2012, so it's out of date. This is a bit cheeky, as I only bought this the other week in a Belgian supermarket. The label features a cat in a crown - presumably a nod to the famous Ypres cat festival.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A hazy caramel-amber colour with good carbonation. Forms a large head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding. Aroma of grainy, biscuity malt with a hint of yeast. A distinct and unpleasant metallic note is also discernible.

Tastes of grainy malt with a mild finish. Faintly sweet. Notes of biscuits, a hint of dry yeast and again that metallic twang in the background. No bitterness or hoppy flavours. Mouthfeel is quite light and dry with tingly carbonation, but rather insubstantial. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of subtle biscuity malt.

Meh - rather one-dimensional. This doesn't have much going on flavour-wise, and that metallic note is a definite minus. Not worth getting up for.

May 13, 2012
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BlackHaddock from England

2.79/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Brown 25cl bottle, best before 03/2011, drank and reviewed mid Nov 2010. Poured into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip glass: Deep amber, dark copper body, clear and clean looking. The off-white bubbles that formed the head sank very swiftly as I stared at the beer deciding what to write. By the time I had my first sip the head had gone, leaving a thin collar only.

Malts in the aroma, freash biscuity style maltiness, nice.

Well carbonated, to much so in fact, this is a fizzy ale and quite spritzy in the mouthfeel. It has a weak body strenght behind the fizz and not a great amount of taste. There is a maltiness within, but the beer just isn't balanced or blended well enough, it's rough round the edges and in the middle.

Poor from start to finish apart from the initial look and the smell. This is the first beer in a Belgian beer tasting session with the wife, not a good start!

Nov 20, 2010
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thierrynantes from France

3.03/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : amber color, with white foamy head.
Smell : sweet and malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : a touch of acidity, malted, hopped persistence.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian pale ale.

Dec 07, 2008
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EPICAC from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled this at Posterie in Ieper.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy amber-golden with a thin off-white head that persists as a thin layer.

Smell: Light fruit, sugar and peppery spice.

Taste: Light sweetness, fruit and toasty malts upfront. The finish is peppery with some mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, low carbonation, lightly dry finish.

Drinkability: Decently drinkable. Not too sweet.

Dec 14, 2006
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Crosling from Colorado

3.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at the Ostend Beer Festival 2004 in Oostende, Belgium.


Clean, nutty and yeasty. Subtle fruit, papaya and orange and light yeast.

Light, sparse and healthy. Front is sweet and fruity, mainly tangerine. Herbal in the middle. Slightly spicy finish with hints of pepper.

Jul 24, 2004
Yperman from Leroy Breweries
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 14 ratings