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Leffe Radieuse | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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3.77/5
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310 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium
abbaye-de-leffe.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,808
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
310
pDev:
14.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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24
Gots:
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5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of basica
4.72/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had the Leffe Radieus in the same sitting as when I had the Andechser Doppelbock at
Brauhaus with Paul. The Leffe Radieus Pours out a dark red brown with a minimal head which
quickly disappears to leave a nice lacing. The Radieus smells really fruity and the taste is
strongly fruity and sweet as well; mainly cherries perhaps and other sweet dark fruits seems
to be present. The mouth feel is a little thin bodied for the high level of fruitiness;
carbonation was slightly over but that was alright. And although this Leffe goes strong at
8.2 ABV it feels surprisingly light and very smooth drinking. Very commendable drinkability
for a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. The after taste is again pleasantly sweet and fruity.
Although the beer is not strong and not really thick bodied enough, it still exhibited a
unique character and was definitely not like some washed down fruit beer. Quite a unique
experience and perhaps not something I would expect of a Leffe. But I positively like the
Leffe Radieus and if you are a fan of fruity Belgium Dark ales, do not miss this one.

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4.72/5  rDev +25.2%

Photo of Vancer
4.62/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great brew! Just top notch in all aspects.

A fresh brew, label noted BB 9/9/08 , which thanks to my great son, “studying” overseas in Amsterdam, I was sent this for the unique chance to enjoy.

My clear coffee cup was graced with a clear, ruby edged amber brown brew – ivory pillow and ring lace.

GREAT aroma starting with malts, then the fruity esters kick in, including winter spices – mainly clove.

A spicey lil’ brew, geez, I seem to be hit with a wintergreen and clove one-two punch in the quaff. Solid offering of the Belgium yeast and sugar cane too.

Sharp and dry, there is no hint of a 8.2% train coming at ya. A real wow brew. Wish I could get more of these.

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4.6/5  rDev +22%

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4.6/5  rDev +22%

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4.6/5  rDev +22%

Photo of vfgccp
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Happened across a bottle straight from Belgium.

A - Crystal clear amber nut brown with deep orange/maroon highlights. Pours a thick creamy head that peaks well and lasts throughout the drink. Above average lacing.

S - Lovely ester character. Bananna, dark nuts, soft yeast. Light spice.

T - Delicious. Biscuits and honey. A low layer of orange marmalade. Reconstituted raisins. Ripe bananas. Mellow booze. Soft malt throughout. Backdrop of spicy herbal hops and yeast. I enjoyed it even more as it warmed.

M - Silky smooth. Round with a sweet finish. Refreshing carbonation and a boozy tingle on the backend.

D - Great smooth mouthfeel, and a well balanced flavor profile. Great drinkability for 8.2%.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L:
-pours a clear deep amber with a big,frothy,off-white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,toffee,banana,white bread,plums,raisins,vanilla
T:
-Follows the nose
F:
-medium-high carbonation,medium-full body
O:
Might be my fave Leffe Beer

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this at the Tobu department store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Poured into a white wine glass. Amazing dark hue with smells of banana and clove that pop out prominently, as well as apple and coriander. The taste matches with banana coming through the strong ethanol presence. Overall, this was a wonderful strong Belgian that I would definitely recommend and that I will be looking for again!

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a prune-juice like colour topped by a nice thick head. Aroma and taste are dominated by fruits with alcohol hints. Nice fruity long lasting after taste. Alcohol level is 8.2% but it felt around 5.5% when i drank the beer. It goes down quite easily and is very pleasant to drink. Another wonderful beer by Leffe

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4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, I really enjoyed this beer. Dark and rich prune juice appearance...(forgive the analogy and any unpleasant associations). Aroma and flavors of dark ripe fruit; plums, raisins, prunes, yeasty spiciness and alcohol interplay with the senses. Hops subtly but effectively balance out the equation. Outstanding brew that paired perfectly with a delicious, rare steak. A nice find on tap this past weekend in Toronto.

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4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rvdoorn
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle 2000 vintage.
Look: poured a deep red-brown color, leaving almost no head
Smell: Heavy sweet malts, caramel, nuts, vanilla, dark fruits and spices.
Taste: Sweet plums, caramel, but also some red cherries. Spicy and creamy.
Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation, thick body
Overall: By far my favorite leffe, and as shown by this bottle, with great aging potential

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Photo of kamilgracki
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Leffe Radieuse from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 310 ratings
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