Leute Bok | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Leute BokLeute Bok

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-01-2003

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thehyperduck
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

330 mL bottle from a sampler pack picked up at the LCBO; best before June 23 2016. Served slightly chilled, and poured into a goblet.

Pours a dark, cloudy ruby-copper colour, with one finger of creamy, persistent, off-white coloured head seated atop. It seeps away quite slowly, caking the glass with lacing as it gradually recedes into a dense, half-cm cap and foamy collar. The aroma is rather rich in fruity, yeasty esters, including hints of raisin, prune, black cherry and fig. Hints of candi sugar and bubble gum also contribute, giving this beer a highly dessert-like vibe on the nose.

The flavour is mildly saccharine, but a little too subdued for my liking; not as fruity as the aroma suggested. Brown sugar and grainy, bready malt sweetness kick things off, followed up with dates, raisin, banana and some figgy notes mid-sip. Finishes somewhat earthy, with faint clove spice and banana/fig fruitiness lingering into the aftertaste. Medium-bodied, with below average carbonation for the style - very smooth and creamy-feeling in the mouth, but it lacks the crisp, bubbly feel on the palate that I crave from BSDAs.

Final Grade: 3.76, a B+. Leute Bokbier isn't bad, but it simply does not have the assertive, complex flavour profile and lively mouthfeel that I have come to expect from Belgian dark ales. The saccharine, dried fruit flavours and bready malt backbone are both agreeable enough to make this worth trying once - but it's still not something I'd seek out, or recommend as a good example of the style. A decent inclusion in this sampler that I'll probably forget about within a week or two.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nburoojy
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sathanas
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of walaguh
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of desint
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Artemikhin
3.04/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mjacquard
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of CRObighit2
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of R_Kole
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of DaveBar
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice beer from a sampler.

A- Opens well and dark!!! Super good head but gone fast

S- Pretty good malt and a bit of hops

T- Ok but better! LOL very good.

M- Light and airy and not the bock U would think it would be

O- Very good. Will want this if I see it

Food Pairing

This wonderful beer went well with...... Pizza! Love that hot pepper burn with this good stuff


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Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of windypete
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Rwalford74
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Nightwing
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Poured from bottle. Aroma is quite mild, a bit of malt and earthy. Pours a dark red. Has a mild bitter taste. Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, with a slight bitter finish. It is an ok beer, but I like other Belgian Ales more.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of leitmotif
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Leute Bok from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.77 out of 5 based on 337 ratings.
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