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Leffe Royale - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
84
good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stevoj on 06-28-2012)
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Coren

Belgium

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

10-17-2013 13:42:11 | More by Coren
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.56/5  rDev -31.6%

Posh looking .75 litre cork and caged bottle poured into 3 Leffe stemmed tulip/chalices on 20th Dec 13.

Looked fine, an orange hue to the golden almost clear body, with a white covering that hung around: nicely carbonated, you could see the bubbles rising through the beer.

It went a bit downhill after that: the aroma was grainy and slightly fruity but as the beer warmed it became metallic and not so pleasant.

The taste also went iffy as it warmed a little, started off crisp and sharp with a semi-sweet lead it then turned on me; again being metallic, the alcohol also became apparent in the mouth.

Drink it fast and cold or not at all.

12-21-2013 07:45:22 | More by BlackHaddock
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

12-22-2013 17:27:37 | More by orangesol
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

10-03-2013 08:05:57 | More by GRUUMSH
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MikWalker


3/5  rDev -19.8%

10-28-2012 16:11:29 | More by MikWalker
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-14-2014 18:47:44 | More by cfalovo97
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6string

Germany

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-17-2012 04:45:49 | More by 6string
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koladiola

Belgium

3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-02-2014 21:09:38 | More by koladiola
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Maakun

Afghanistan

3.13/5  rDev -16.3%

Poured in Orval glass. Light amber colour, with off-white head that shrinks fast to a small layer with some little islands.

Smell has big banana, cloves, some artificial fruit candy, yeast and some malts. Big and bold, but not really my thing. Would be better if it was slightly more subtle.

Taste: cloves. A lot of them. Some yeast, followed by a nice bitterness. Then some malts, and fruits (dried apricots). Not bad, but not very complex and very in-your-face on the cloves.

Mouth is medium, nice carbonation, just the right amount of tickling on the tongue. Very drinkable.

This is not a bad beer, but it has a very pronounced profile that you'd really have to be into to fully enjoy this beer. I'm not, and I could do with more subtlety and complexity.

12-14-2012 20:00:38 | More by Maakun
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benfons

Belgium

3.13/5  rDev -16.3%

A: yellow-amber colour, small head, clear

S: orange, pineapple, banana, some spice, a lot of sugar

T: sweet, bready, there is some orange and banana, hint of hops, alcoholic finish

M: dry, undercarbonated, alcoholic

O: while it doesn't taste or smell that bad, it's just not that enjoyable because it's undercarbonated

07-11-2012 20:30:30 | More by benfons
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jibjib513

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

10-02-2013 22:23:01 | More by jibjib513
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-29-2014 22:05:02 | More by Slatetank
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%

33 cl bottle Poured into my lost abbey stemware glass

Very nice colour, deep golden, light amber with a huge three finger head on top, white in colour, thick and creamy. Very good retention after losing its 2/3 of height. Average activity in the glass.
Light aroma of dark fruits and yeast , cinnamon
Taste is quite sweet and fruity, mostly dark fruits, plums, cinnamon ,some raisins too, with a slighty metalic aftertaste.
Medium body and high carbonation. Quite dry on the palate. Alcohol very well hidden. A good all day beer

03-29-2013 19:53:08 | More by beerpirates
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-25-2014 13:11:53 | More by innominat
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-25-2013 19:29:52 | More by aztraz
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BierMeJohn

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-29-2013 20:05:11 | More by BierMeJohn
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madebylaw

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-11-2013 20:30:36 | More by madebylaw
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saintjulien

France

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-10-2014 12:11:06 | More by saintjulien
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knot

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-03-2014 05:38:07 | More by knot
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Ty1607

France

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-19-2014 22:04:16 | More by Ty1607
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Saind

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-27-2014 11:05:57 | More by Saind
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-02-2013 17:36:45 | More by brbrocc
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BeerMeColorado

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-27-2013 22:53:00 | More by BeerMeColorado
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-01-2014 19:39:36 | More by Hayley_86
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%

Presentation: Brown bottle, 330 ml. The neck and the crown cap are wrapped with golden foil, bearing some crowns on it.
ABV 7,5%. Poured into a tulip at home.

Very nice colour, deep golden, very close to orange to be more specific, with a huge three finger head on top, white in colour, thick and creamy. Very good retention after losing its 2/3 of height. Average activity in the glass.
Light aroma of dark fruits and yeast.
Taste is quite sweet and fruity, mostly dark fruits, plums, some raisins too, with a slighty metalic aftertaste.
Medium body and high carbonation. Quite dry on the palate. Alcohol very well hidden.
A good beer but a bit overpriced for what it offers.

01-12-2013 23:19:16 | More by Douberd
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Leffe Royale from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
84 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.