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Leffe 9 - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
84
good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 113
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%


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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Reviews by roblowther:
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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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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.

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Appearance: Clear amber, rocky light tan head, thin strands of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Metallic, a little musty, with some underlying caramel sweetness every now and then.

Taste: Malty, tiny bit boozy, mild bitter finish. Some fruity esters throughout.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, sticky - just right carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Not bad - I think it would be better with food. I had already eaten so I had this with friends and discussion. One was enough. A little bit too mild in flavor - there are better Belgian strong pale ales out there. With this much ABV - you want some more flavor and taste to back up the alcohol and the higher cost per glass.

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Leffe 9 from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
84 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.