Leffe 9 - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
3.55/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
07-22-2014 20:45:03 | More by DenisKolkin
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
3.25/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
12-08-2013 11:15:06 | More by MarkoNm
Leffe 9 from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
84 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.