Leffe 9 - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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2.08/5 rDev -43.9%
Few aromas fairly interesting character in the delivery of high alcohol and smoke flavors and rich grain. Many malt too. Aftertaste pronounced. We mostly eat with this beer but it remains unattractive to the level of taste and most importantly, very heavy on the stomach and not very digestible.
01-02-2010 16:19:16 | More by ThaCreep
2.5/5 rDev -32.6%
A: pink like rose wine. very mild carbonation, barely any head.
S: also rose wine like, with plum, alcohol and strong sweetness and a tinge sour.
T: a strange and unpleasant prominent tartness cuts what seems like a very nice base flavor. alcohol. also rose wine like, pleasant and balanced under the not so nice veil. sad that the tartness ruins it for me.
M: medium body, tartness with low carbonation.
O: almost a good beer, with one major flaw.
07-17-2011 01:19:26 | More by sfprint
3/5 rDev -19.1%
Given to me by a new colleague whose wife is from belgium. She brings beers back when she visits home (he doesn't realize it may have been a mistake telling me this . . .).
Strong candy sugar aroma and taste.
Sweet, yeasty, bready.
Bright orange, copper color. One finger, white foamy head.
Aromas of orange, mellon.
Medium bodied. Crisp, carbonated, alcoholic warmth.
06-17-2006 14:42:35 | More by BillyB
3.03/5 rDev -18.3%
Sorry but this following comment is in french :
Appearance : mousse blanche, bonne persistance. Robe ambrée, limpide
Smell : notes maltée et caramel
Taste and mouthfeel : attaque suave et fruité, ensuite liquoreux, finale persistante et fruitée
Drinkability : bière trop forte
11-20-2007 21:14:47 | More by thierrynantes
3.05/5 rDev -17.8%
BA ratings did not leave me much confidence in this Leffe despite the fact that Leffe is
generally good. However this one's quite a disappointment; I can't help feeling that this one's
did Leffe a disservice or maybe I had a bad bottle? My bottle was shipped from Belgium with a
nice Leffe 9 Souvenir set; I was not exactly excited to drink this beer but still, it is a Leffe
that I could not get in Singapore and by virtue that it's a Leffe, it is worth trying. The Leffe
9 pours out with a big generous head and above average retention; looking really good and foamy.
It is somewhat a slightly dark golden shade and smells of a sharp yeasty smell; probably a little
too sharp. This is probably going to be a typical Belgian Blond. The taste unfortunately says
the same; a strong yeasty taste greets the pellates at once and finishes off with a bitter
yeasty and slightly musky taste. Don't get me wrong, this is not the "spolit" kind of muskiness;
but to put it in a straight forward manner it was a little of a turn off. The salvaging aspects
in the taste was that it still tastes like a Leffe and the typical Leffe spices are present but
the yeast is clearly overpowering; and the yeasty bitter and slighly musky finish was the biggest
problem I had with it. The after taste was slightly yeasty and ends off very slightly citrusy;
however not much significance in the after taste actually, to be perfectly honest. Mouthfeel was
between medium to thick body and with a slightly high albeit acceptable carbonation level.
Smoothness was definitely there, for a high ABV beer like this. I was slighly intoxicated after
this 9 ABV one; it does feel strong... but the feeling of disappointment was way higher.
08-03-2007 17:45:14 | More by basica
3.08/5 rDev -17%
A bright orange, brown beer with almost no head. Just a thin layer of white bubbles.
Smell is spicy with notes of clove. A sweet malty backbone. A fruitiness that is just over the top, phenolic and flowery with exotic fruits. To me it appears a bit artificial.
Taste is sweet and sticky, not bitter. The spices are present, this is also coming from the yeast. Probably more from the yeast than actual spices. I taste cloves and vanilla, sweet mango's and a bit pineapple. Gumballs I would say. There is no bitterness in this beer, a Belgian Strong ale without bitterness or hops is just a bad BSPA!
This beer tastes like an upgraded Leffe blond, which also has these tooth aching sweetness and overly fruity characteristics.
04-10-2008 08:06:29 | More by Absumaster
3.2/5 rDev -13.7%
I picked up 4 pack of this at the local supermarket by us in Luxembourg. The beer poured a brilliant gold color with a slight, very thin off white head. There was some nice retention on the glass. The aroma was scotchy and citrus. The taste was a bit spicy and also a bit of a caramel taste as well. After these tastes settled a bit, there was a bitter ending on the tongue that lasted awhile but was not overly pleasing. Still, this is a decent beer worth trying if you find it.
01-09-2008 21:26:09 | More by ggaughan
3.23/5 rDev -12.9%
Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of spicy yeast with some peach flavoured malt and some alcohol. Taste is also dominated by some spicy yeast notes with some nice Belgian malt with some notes of fruit such as peach. Body is a bit thin for the style with too much filtration applied and some alcohol notes are also discernable. Not bad overall for a Inbev products but maybe a bit too much alcohol and sweetness IMHO.
11-08-2007 14:50:28 | More by Phyl21ca
3.25/5 rDev -12.4%
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
3.28/5 rDev -11.6%
Leffe 9 pours nicely with a slightly off white head of ample amounts. The body is quite clear and light amber in color. There is a moderate amount of carbonation.
The aroma reminds me of apple, slight vanilla, and slight floral.
In the way of taste, I detect hints of toast and honey of front, and finishes with a lingering twist of sweetness and bitterness at the same time.
This feels quite nice. It's crisp and inviting up front, with a warm finish.
This is an overall very drinkable brew. It's not overwhelmingly complex.
05-05-2008 16:23:24 | More by TheSarge
Leffe 9 from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
84 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.