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Leffe Radieuse - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

130 Reviews
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Reviews: 130
Hads: 280
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 21.9%
Wants: 22
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale | 8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2001

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Photo of Mitchster
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank this in Venice, Italy. Sparkingly clear, reddish caramel brew forms a beautiful, peaking light tan head atop small bubbles with excellent retention and exquisite lacing. Carbonation is moderately strong. Aroma is phenolic cloves with a nice amber malt character, hints of bananas and red fruits. Mouthfeel is immediately spritzy but ends with a smooth and pleasantly dry finish...moderate body throughout. Taste begins with spicy phenols and bright herbal hops, followed by a feel of alcohol without any discernable taste of it. The most pleasant character of this brew is the finish, which has a light molasses character and a sweetness towards the back of the throat which complements the phenols. There is a dry, slightly woody character with just a hint of alcohol in the finish. Despite all these nice characters, they don't seem to form a cohesive whole and are in competition with each other...the beginning is too harsh and doesn't blend into the finish...it's very abrupt. A 33cl bottle gives me a pleasant buzz. A well made brew, but it doesn't compare to superior offerings by Unibroue in a similar style (think La Fin du Monde).

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Photo of ipogios
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a prune-juice like colour topped by a nice thick head. Aroma and taste are dominated by fruits with alcohol hints. Nice fruity long lasting after taste. Alcohol level is 8.2% but it felt around 5.5% when i drank the beer. It goes down quite easily and is very pleasant to drink. Another wonderful beer by Leffe

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Photo of Kwak
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Nice head thick bubbly rich and creamy head, great tan color. Great thick body with a nice brown/amber color. good prune like aroma a little spicy. Very good flavor fruity with hints of cherry and orange zest. A tinny bit of roasted spice in the end kind of port like in the Finnish. A very strong ale butt easy to drink!

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Photo of Gusler
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours that deep ruby brown color that I love; the beige head is greathearted, with fine lace that clings mightily to the glass. Nose is malt, fruit sweet, hint of plums? Sweet malt start, with a skinny top, middling carbonation, hop spicy, very dry long lasting aftertaste. Complex flavors, and a quite interesting beer to say the least.

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Photo of John
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, I really enjoyed this beer. Dark and rich prune juice appearance...(forgive the analogy and any unpleasant associations). Aroma and flavors of dark ripe fruit; plums, raisins, prunes, yeasty spiciness and alcohol interplay with the senses. Hops subtly but effectively balance out the equation. Outstanding brew that paired perfectly with a delicious, rare steak. A nice find on tap this past weekend in Toronto.

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Leffe Radieuse from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.