Leffe Radieuse - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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4.15/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A 330 ml bottle courtesy of ggaughan. It pours a clear ruddy brown into my Chimay chalice. A two finger head and decent lacing along the rim. No carbonation evident but something has to be keeping the milky wisps on the top of my glass alive. A nice looking BSDA.
Smell is dark fruits and malt. Heavy banana and yeast esters. A hint of bubble gum and light alcohol.
Taste is more of the same. Sweet malt and dark fruits, (figs and dates). The malt is more prominent than the fruit but the two of them come first. Some caramel comes through. Banana in the middle with fruity yeast and just the slightest bit of alcohol heat. Clean hops in the finish with toasted biscuit lingering on the palate.
Mouthefeel is wonderful,a medium weight with a slight chewyness. Carbonation is works with the dry finish to leave a clean mouth in a state of anticipation.
Drinkability is very good. The alcohol does not call attention to itself and as such I went through my glass faster than I wanted. I could quaff a few. It is strong though so watch out!!
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2008 01:15:09 | More by scootny
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