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Leffe Royale - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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

United Kingdom (England)

2.56/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-04-2013 23:54:06 | More by WOLFGANG
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-18-2013 18:36:56 | More by Evil_Pidde
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

France

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (75 cl.) tasted in 2012.

Apperance : dark golden color with a small white foam head.
Smell : fruity and spicy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : sweet and fruity flavour of spices and caramel.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 17:22:27 | More by thierrynantes
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-14-2014 18:47:44 | More by cfalovo97
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2013 02:11:29 | More by tbryan5
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-07-2013 17:09:32 | More by ystazi
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MTNboy

Germany

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a golden color with an orange hue. The body has a good bit of carbonation to the body that leads to the ivory head. There is a decent lace. It has a great crisp smell with a hoppy finish but mainly clove, yeast and malt dominate. This beer had a nice hop presence but was not as strong as I thought. I like the citrus flavor mixed with spice. It has a medium feel.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 21:44:35 | More by MTNboy
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Leffe chalice.

A: Pours a dark orange almost orange color forming a very creamy yellow head. Many lacings are formed and left in the glass

S: Smells like a Leffe blond. Very sweet in the nose with strong notes of honey, caramel, caramel malts. Very bready yeasts. Quite spicy with strong notes of cloves and perhaps vanilla. Light flowery hops and some light notes of alcohol

T: Sweet upfront. Caramel, caramel malts, honey, bread. Spicy! Strong notes of cloves. In overall, a sweet beer, Belgian style. Mild hoppy bitterness in the end. A little bit metallic

M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. A little bit molasses. Balanced Belgian bittersweet profile

O: Good drinkability. Strong Leffe personality. Smooth beer. Recommended

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 18:13:37 | More by eduardolinhalis
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-13-2013 17:58:19 | More by safaricook
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-20-2014 15:43:27 | More by patre_tim
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-01-2014 20:38:26 | More by NightINgale
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-12-2013 21:19:43 | More by mtbdonn
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stevoj

Germany

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy deep amber/golden with a rich , thick off-white head. Nose is yeasty and spicy with notes of coriander and banana. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. Medium/light body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Banana and gummi bonbons on palate (almost like a hefe). Sweet and bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 16:31:05 | More by stevoj
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-10-2013 17:30:34 | More by Sturmthis
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-01-2014 15:33:31 | More by BJSmit
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RuudJH

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like Leffe , it has a good reputation it scores well in bars as they have easy accessible uncomplicated brews steers the young clear of the terrible mass produced lagers.
Orange brown colour, creamy head, nice carbonation. Great lacing.
Citric aroma, a little bit of banana in there. Also some pine.
Taste is quite bitter. Crisp clean finish.
Pretty good beer, actually. It's balanced with sweet and bitter, it's refreshing and has a pleasant aftertaste as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 16:31:52 | More by RuudJH
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-23-2013 07:21:21 | More by SGToliver
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 23:19:16 | More by Douberd
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Leffe Royale from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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