Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Van Steenberge Leute Bokbier

Van Steenberge Leute Bokbier

Brand
Van Steenberge
Expression
Leute Bokbier
Category
Pale Ale
Style
Strong / Extra Special
Abv
7.50%
Produced at
Browerij Van Steenberge
Country
Belgium
Website
www.vansteenberge.com

By Jeff Evans

77
Nose
Sweet and fruity with juicy, tart wafts of pineapple over soft, dark malt, becoming a little grassy as the beer warms.
Palate
Big, moussey mouthfeel, with lots of natural carbonation creating tiny, smooth bubbles. It's not as sweet as expected, nor quite as full bodied, with sugary, dark, chocolatey malt flavours and a raisin-like fruitiness somewhat overshadowed by a dominating grassy note.
Finish
Roasted malt and raisins push through in the dry, bitter finish.
Comment
The grassy note is an unwelcome distraction but this chestnut-coloured ale from Belgium still grows on you.