16 July 2008

Beer Review, Leute Bok

Leute Bok by Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Appearance: Dark brown body, almost black, opaque, with a thick off-white (almost khaki) head that sticks around. 4.5/5

Smell: Very sweet, malty, yeasty. Aroma is subtle -- smells mostly like a Belgian take on a brown ale. Very nutty aroma with that Belgian funk underneath. 3.5/5

Taste: Very sweet, somewhat astringent. The Belgian funk is muted here, but the sweetness turned up a notch. The nuttiness is also there, and maltiness, and some hints of citrus. Finishes sweet, like a high-alcohol brown ale. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Thinner than I'd normally expect, but not quite down to the "watery" level. Carbonation is low and hops are mild. Pretty much to-style. 4.0/5

Drinkability: Dangerously so, for such a high-alcohol beer. From the name, I was expecting something bock-like, and this pretty much fills that expectation perfectly. 4.0/5

Overall: 3.8/5

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