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Leffe 9 - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
84
good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Reviews by scootny:
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scootny

New York

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle courtesy of ggaughan. A clear honey amber with a two finger head. Light retention but it thins to a wispy covering. Decent lacing down the glass. No visible carbonation.

Smell is sweet, malty, and banana Belgian yeast esters. A bit of alcohol. Some Belgian spice notes.

Taste is malt, fruits, light spices, and a bit of phenolic band-aid. Clean hops finish it out. Dry finish with crackers and a light alcohol.

Mouthfeel is really nice. Just enough weight and carbonation to chew on but not so heavy that I relegate it to meals and such.

Drinkability is good. Alcohol is well hidden but there. Still it is easy to drink a few.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 03:26:17 | More by scootny
More User Reviews:
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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.