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Leffe Radieuse - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 204
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website
Belgium

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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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-20-2013 17:24:19 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 17:22:59 | More by metter98
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Poupae

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-24-2013 14:16:29 | More by Poupae
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kurgan3

Poland

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-21-2013 18:57:36 | More by kurgan3
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shick1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

03-11-2013 16:18:19 | More by shick1
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PolarBear3

Australia

3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 11:08:34 | More by PolarBear3
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alugeris


4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-12-2013 18:12:44 | More by alugeris
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Twal

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-19-2013 05:11:15 | More by Twal
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BILF

Israel

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-14-2013 18:17:13 | More by BILF
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RyGlas


1/5  rDev -73.3%

12-25-2012 17:59:26 | More by RyGlas
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BoringBunny

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +20%

11-11-2012 18:36:41 | More by BoringBunny
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FLima

Brazil

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice thick and consistent head. Copper red color.
Fruity aroma from cherry, also cloves and coriander. Good carbonation.
Sweet taste from malt combined with spices, and hints of plum. A little citric and not so bitter.
Alcohol (8.2%) was very well hidden, just left a slightly warmth in the aftertaste. Very balanced beer. Being Brazilian, I see Inbev products with some caution, but in this case we should be thankful that they are able to produce beer with such quality at decent prices.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 00:42:47 | More by FLima
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TeamUgly

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

11-05-2012 11:22:34 | More by TeamUgly
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KAJJ324

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-04-2012 14:02:15 | More by KAJJ324
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warpedrevolution

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-26-2012 19:58:28 | More by warpedrevolution
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Arno


4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Light brown / amber. Creme head, which fades quite quickly. Good lacing.

smell: I get a mixture of rye and plum mainly. With some light caramel, almost honey like sweetness. Yeasty.

taste: Like the smell suggests actually. You get the rye and light caramel/honey like sweetness. Then some plum comes through.
The finish has still a mild rye flavor, more bread like. Very mild bitter coming through from the yeast and candy sugar sweetness.

mouthfeel: Medium bodied, quite round and smooth and a little bit sugary. Medium carbonation.

overall: It's a fine beer. It has a nice sweet but balanced flavor signature. With the rye, plum and caramel/honey/candy sugar it's more a winter beer i guess. It's yout typical fresh beer, but very enjoyable nonetheless :)

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 22:02:40 | More by Arno
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Wantedandlisted

Ukraine

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

08-19-2012 23:00:43 | More by Wantedandlisted
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Julian4077

Australia

1.5/5  rDev -60%

07-30-2012 09:30:55 | More by Julian4077
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falconxman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-25-2012 14:05:18 | More by falconxman
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Leffe chalice.

A: Pours a dark clear amber color forming a big beige fluffy head. Medium to low retention and some lacings left. Beautiful beer

S: Very fruity. Dark fruits esters, mainly plums. Sweet candy and strong notes of sweet malts. Belgian yeasts. Hints of alcohol

T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Sweet candy, caramel malts, dark fruits (mainly plums). End is composed of a smooth hoppy bitterness which is just pleasant

M: Medium to heavy mild molasses body. Sweet upfront and mild bitter hoppy aftertaste

O: Easy drinking beer. Despite of being a large scale beer, Leffe is still a nice Belgian style beer

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 18:06:26 | More by eduardolinhalis
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this at the Tobu department store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Poured into a white wine glass. Amazing dark hue with smells of banana and clove that pop out prominently, as well as apple and coriander. The taste matches with banana coming through the strong ethanol presence. Overall, this was a wonderful strong Belgian that I would definitely recommend and that I will be looking for again!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 06:02:06 | More by shigg85
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-28-2012 00:22:43 | More by Polasiuss
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Jose9e

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-09-2012 19:48:12 | More by Jose9e
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +20%

05-03-2012 00:35:26 | More by olympicgatorade
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adamcthomp

Spain

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-17-2012 10:35:16 | More by adamcthomp
Leffe Radieuse from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.