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Leffe 9 - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
84
good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

paulcdc, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Charlesmyers_au, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

DenisKolkin, Jul 22, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

endovelico, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Jbennette, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

backslide311, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

boqonx, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Hayley_86, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

timmynyc, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

samEBC, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

paulish, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

saintjulien, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

caddyguy, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

vhmf1978, Mar 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Saind, Jan 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

drewface, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

frontalot, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of MarkoNm
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

MarkoNm, Dec 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Anacross, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

dcmchew, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jibjib513, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Duff27, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jeiiVP, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
Leffe 9 from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.