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Leffe Radieuse - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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very good

223 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 223
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2001)
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

lsummers, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

LathouXaris, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

RaphaelSC, Sep 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Misterefe, Sep 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of Darkhnum
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Darkhnum, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of magpieken
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%

330ml bottle. BB 24/10/15. Pours bright, amber colour with a large, dense off white head. Aroma of coriander, roasted malt, plums, cherries, banana and citrus. There’s a bit going on here. Medium sweet, malty taste, quite reminiscent of a Scotch Whisky. Full body and luscious texture with a gently warming alcohol sensation. Medium dry finish.

magpieken, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Hobbit
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Hobbit, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

felipeprates, Jul 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

SimonTja, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Bellonc, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: Copper colored body; small head with good lacing

Aroma: Malty; slight hops; dried fruit

Taste: Malty start with dried fruits in the mid; light hop finish

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of MTNboy
3.75/5  rDev 0%

A red amber body that is slightly clear. There is average carbonation to the body. The aroma is a little fruity and has a mild spice. The flavor is malty, very sweet and some tones coriander. There is a bit of prune and raisin esters. There is a dessert like finish. It has full body with some warmth but not as much as one might think.

MTNboy, Jun 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

crosenkrantz, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

desint, May 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

pin, May 21, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%

I've had a taste of Radieuse before, but being at Leopold in Den Haag brought me a chance to drink a bottle on my own. Coming from a 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Beauty in a glass is a ruby red with orange and brown hues, a long lastng head, and webbed lacing around the glass. The aroma of dark candi sugar, soft yeast, prunes, and red grapes sets the tone for a fun aroma. Even more fun is the taste; while sweet, brings a lovely fruitiness, toffee, clove, and soft enough to continues to be consumed. It's medium bodied witha slight syrupy feel.

Given my lack of previous success with Leffe, I'm a little surprised by how much I enjoyed Radieuse. I would be glad to meet this beer again.

DoubleJ, May 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

hotsudge, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Bandi, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%

A: The beer is clear reddish brown in color. It poured with a half finger high light beige head that died down rather quickly, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits and spices are present in the nose - cloves seem to stand out in particular among the spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and seems to be dominated by favors of dark fruits and cloves along with some hints of yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The alcohol is well masked from the taste so this beer is rather easy to drink considering its strength.

metter98, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Poupae, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

kurgan3, Mar 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

shick1, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of PolarBear3
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%

A - Pours a brown copper colour with off white frothy two finger head that retains fairly well

S - Strong sweet candy like aromas with malts. Plum, some cherries with a hint a vanilla.

T - get the sweet malts and dark fruit straight up and slighty bitter and a little boozy on the finish.

M - medium bodied with medium carbonation

O- Fantastic aromas on the nose which promised so much but I thought was a little disappointing in the end. Worth a try but not he best of the Leffe variety.

PolarBear3, Mar 07, 2013
Leffe Radieuse from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.