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Leffe 9 - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
84
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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-06-2006)
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roblowther

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from a grocery store in Bourganeuf, France. Pours a copper color with gold highlights. Bubbles are everywhere! Very fine, champagne-like. The head is thin but dense. The beer itself is very clear. The smell is sharp with a warm fruit behind, maybe blueberries? The taste is very malty, but not sweet. It is, in fact, quite dry. The finish in particular leaves your mouth feeling its been tricked because whatever was in it wasn't liquid. I'd rate it higher except for that, really. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for something as malty as this is. The drinkability is not bad but, again, that finish. I like Leffe beers, and I like this...ish. It was not the foray into complex abbey-style ales that I was hoping, though. At least its less traumatic that I can't get this variety in Texas, I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2007 13:51:14 | More by roblowther
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

250 ml bottle purchased in Paris as part of a six pack for under 1 euro per bottle. Served fairly cool into a wine glass.

Appearance - rich dark golden color with some coppery hues. A finger of thick dense head is poured and has excellent retention time before eventually dissolving into a soapy conglomeration on top of the beer. Clear and a few bubbles are apparent.

Smell - huge Belgian yeast aroma that absolutely dominates, after that there's a peppery and woodsy aroma that comes through.

Taste - sweet and boozy, with a sugariness that just keeps building and building and is overkill. So etching akin to super sweet candied molasses is also present in there as well as a generous helping of the funky Belgian yeast. It tasty but more of an papery if since the sweetness is crazy high on this one.

Mouthfeel - well carbonated, but the carbonation can't cut through what becomes a sweet and sugary conglomeration. At the end of the day, I feel like I will need a chisel of a toothbrush to get rid of the the accumulation of sugar on my teeth.

Overall - a great looking, but super sweet strong Belgian pale ale, it's a good beer but should only be consumed in small quantities since the sugariness is overbearing at times.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 20:45:03 | More by DenisKolkin
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endovelico

Portugal

4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden amber. Medium-high effervescence. No floaties. One inche of thick white foam.

S: Boozy, Rich and intense aromatics of prune and dried fruits. Some fresh orange aromatics show through the backend as well.

T: Medium - high intensity. Follows on the nose. No hop flavour.

P: Bitterness low. Medium to full bodied. Low carbonation. Sweet finish.

O: Polished, sophisticated and of enough complexity even if it's not a very bold take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 10:11:48 | More by endovelico
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Jbennette

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-06-2014 07:58:15 | More by Jbennette
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backslide311

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-22-2014 15:18:32 | More by backslide311
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boqonx

Hong Kong

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-15-2014 09:28:00 | More by boqonx
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

06-08-2014 20:34:53 | More by Hayley_86
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timmynyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-31-2014 02:02:41 | More by timmynyc
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samEBC

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-26-2014 19:19:07 | More by samEBC
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-13-2014 00:32:04 | More by paulish
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saintjulien

France

4.5/5  rDev +21%

04-10-2014 12:10:37 | More by saintjulien
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caddyguy

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-01-2014 18:33:56 | More by caddyguy
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-13-2014 02:36:07 | More by vhmf1978
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Saind

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-27-2014 11:05:34 | More by Saind
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drewface

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-13-2014 03:01:50 | More by drewface
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frontalot

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-06-2014 21:30:59 | More by frontalot
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly this one turned out to be my favourite Leffe so far.
Pours out with an amber/redish color and a very hefty white head. There's lots of carbonation also.
The aroma is hoppy and there's also a slight aroma of alcohol, but all in the limits of gentleness.
The taste is decently hoppy, slightly fruity sweet with some alcohol. The finish is bittery and comes with a slight spicy kick, which is nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 11:15:06 | More by MarkoNm
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

11-21-2013 10:53:07 | More by pipinmalikonj
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Anacross

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-10-2013 20:42:00 | More by Anacross
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-05-2013 17:08:43 | More by dcmchew
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jibjib513

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-04-2013 00:50:38 | More by jibjib513
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Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-28-2013 19:53:20 | More by Duff27
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jeiiVP

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-06-2013 15:26:54 | More by jeiiVP
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SGToliver

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-23-2013 07:22:19 | More by SGToliver
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-16-2013 02:51:33 | More by EBeckett3
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Leffe 9 from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
84 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.