Leffe 9 - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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4.78/5 rDev +28.5%
Drinking from an artist painted Duvel tulip glass,
Wow! This beer is just wow! As I'm used to drinking more 'tasteless' beers from Leffe. This is a widely available incredible beer.
The smell could have added just a little extra to my personal favorite one beer a day programme.
My first post on beeradvocate :-)
11-02-2010 19:30:38 | More by Tnecniv
4.45/5 rDev +19.6%
Appearance: orange-red, medium head, and good fluffy lacing.
Smell: fruits and yeast.
Taste: malty yeast with a touch of apple and mild dark fruit.
This is a very nice brew. The fruit flavors and aroma are refreshing.
01-08-2012 03:54:30 | More by megahurts4
4.38/5 rDev +17.7%
Poured from a 75cl bottle into a chalice.
A - Orangey/golden colour with a decent amount of head. Solid carbonation.
S - Sweet malty aromas with a touch of bread and cheese.
T - First sensation is one of bite with strong carbonation. That sensation starts to soften after the first taste but this really is a beer with a strong presence. As with the aromas there's some bread and fruits here as well, banana with the addition of maybe pear mixed with some honey.
M - Very strong on the palate. Highly carbonated initially but mellowing out on the back of the tongue to bring forward the underlying fruit qualities.
D - Best way to describe this is that it's a more full on version of its little sister; Leffe Blonde. Good to drink one bottle but for anymore I would probably switch to the more mild version.
09-08-2010 14:14:51 | More by xylophonica
4.33/5 rDev +16.4%
A: pours clear burnt orange with basically no head, just a thin layer of bubbles.
S: notes of spices, with fruity undertones: banana, apple, other woody fruits; slight smoky hints.
T: follows the nose pretty closely; tangy with spicy notes: coriander, nutmeg, etc.; exotic fruits in the middle and slightly gingery aftertaste.
M: Goes down smooth; slightly creamy but not overwhelmingly so. Lingers on the tongue for a pleasant aftertaste without being cloying.
D: I could definitely drink more than one of these. Definitely a strong offering from Leffe (although I have yet to be disappointed by their output).
05-18-2008 02:19:40 | More by jenitivecase
4.28/5 rDev +15.1%
Deep golden color and medium white head that doesn't last much. Some woody and winey aroma, with fruit and spices, I seem to notice some pepper. In the mouth I notice some fruit and kinda winey flavor, buiscuit, honey, but most of all, clove. Good body and persistent aftertaste.
04-05-2006 22:29:02 | More by janubio
4.22/5 rDev +13.4%
Leffe 9 was a very pleasant finding this summer in Paris. sadly i didn't fetch any to bring back to colombia, but i sure have another reason to go back to paris (or belgium or europe)
the beer has a very nice dark brownish pour with a considerable caramel and burnt fruity scent, a thick feel of a viscous apricot-iness and a poorly hidden alcohol however coming in just right to the point of pleasure. low carbonation unlike other leffes i mussay and a very nice bitter-sour ending.
definetly another good product from the oh-so undermined Abdij van Leffe.
07-16-2008 03:15:40 | More by Andreji
4.18/5 rDev +12.4%
Poured from a 75cl corked brown bottle with a best-by date of 21 May 2009. Purchased this on a weekend jaunt over to the Cora Supermarkt in Strasburg, France, about an hour and half drive from Heidelberg, Germany. Popped the cork slowly, without hearing the hiss associated with opening a carbonated brew. It poured a crystal-clear medium copper color with an off-white head which quickly faded to a thin surface coat - overall, slightly carbonated. Smelled of caramel with a hint of biscuit, tasted a bit spicy (cloves, coriander, pepper?) with maybe a plum or maybe honey flavor. Only slightly yeasty with a warm alcohol note, however, not nearly what you'd expect from a 9% ABV. In fact, as other have noted, this is a very drinkable 9% beer! I'll buy again, next time I see it on the shelf.
03-17-2008 14:44:03 | More by Namako
4.13/5 rDev +11%
Poured from 33cl bottle, thanks to a friend at AB/Inbev ( THANKS! ).
Medium copper color, with fluffy, off white head, lingering a bit, into alot of lacing.
Smell of malt/caramel.
Tastes of raisins, malt, and spice, maybe a mix of cloves & ginger? This beer hides the ABV pretty well, there is a warm finish of alcohol, but finishes really clean, and dry.
Damn good beer, not a session beer as others have mentioned, but, how many 9% ABV are? Just the ticket on a cold winter evening in St. Louis. Inbev, how about turning this brew loose stateside?
01-31-2008 01:33:16 | More by KI9A
4.11/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
07-18-2014 10:11:48 | More by endovelico
United Kingdom (England)
4.08/5 rDev +9.7%
L - Poured a rich dark amber with a large off white head, Nearly no lacing.
S - In the smell I picked up honey and fruit notes with a bit of malt in the background. Quite pleasant.
T - The initial taste was very much the malt, but the sweetness of this beer prevailed along with a slight bit of the alcohol
M&D - Although it was a 9% beer I found it very easy to drink, with a good level of carbonation and a smooth finish .
Overall a decent brew, a slight improvement on the leffe blonde.
10-31-2009 09:56:17 | More by Fizzlybear
4.03/5 rDev +8.3%
A: light amber or dark gold in color poured a 2 finger width head collapsing to a thin film in about 30 seconds but leaving good lacing on the glass.
S: as with the style banana and raw sugar are prominent but a faint scent of raspberry mixes in to make the beer very tempting to sip deep.
T: sip deep indeed. Of course banana and sugar are the main characters. But the alcohol content brings out these flavors even more while adding a punch in the mouth.
M/D: the alcohol content distracts you from the smooth and medium body but as stated above brings out the flavors. Overall a great beer to add to your rotation if you light Belgian beers.
05-09-2013 18:18:36 | More by Kemmerlin
4.03/5 rDev +8.3%
a: copious amounts of fluffy white head that leaves lace coating the glass; hazy reddish brown body
s: fruity apple and pear scents with cinnamon spiciness; yeasty flavors; sugary sweetness; plums and hints of alcohol
t: buttery cherry fruit flavors; chocolate malts; pears and spice; some brandy tastes as well
m: very creamy and smooth; almost no carbo; a little syrupy
d: a very well-balanced beer and a good offering from leffe; complex flavors that are very mature with the high alcohol
03-03-2008 15:47:27 | More by hoegaardenhero
Leffe 9 from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
84 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.