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Leffe 9 - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website

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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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
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

07-10-2012 12:08:36 | More by hanlonrn
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

08-02-2013 02:55:57 | More by Hobbit
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

05-09-2012 19:48:34 | More by Jose9e
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

04-23-2012 19:26:05 | More by fisherbray
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4.45/5  rDev +19.6%

Leffe 9

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.

Mouthfeel: medium.

This is a very nice brew. The fruit flavors and aroma are refreshing.

01-08-2012 03:54:30 | More by megahurts4
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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
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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
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-21-2013 19:00:34 | More by kurgan3
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-08-2013 14:00:59 | More by Rohkey
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-25-2012 01:38:12 | More by hockeyfighter19
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Leffe 9 from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
84 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.