Leffe Radieuse | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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307 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
Ratings:
307
Reviews:
134
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
14.51%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
84
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 307 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of chebode2
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackVeg
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parpalapelix
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dazka
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Bujon
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In all reality this is the best offering from Leffe. The Aroma is one of the best I have had from any beer, a genuinely deep rich inviting dark fruit and banana going on.

The head falls fairly quickly, which is a shame, but the taste is so good you really don't mind. This one has a plum taste, not too heavy, not remotely strong given its 8.2% guts.
Aftertaste is still more ripe plum, it really is a characterful beverage, surprising from a mass market brewery like Abbaye de Leffe.

I used to buy the multi variety pack from these guys, just stick with the rituel and this these days.

A very tasty beverage indeed!

Footnote: This is being reviewed after several big hitting Belgians, which definitely compliments the switch from tripel. Try this after a westmalle trappist.

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Photo of Dalv
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Humbaz
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackF30
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ugurcan
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a Leffe chalice.

A: The body is red with a one finger thick white to beige head. Although the body is very crystalline but there's lot of carbonation sticked to the sides of the glass which usually means that CO2 isn't very pure or that something went wrong.
S: The aroma is very fruity with a hint of belgian yeast, but there's too much alcohol on top of this.
T: The taste is very interesting because the fruitiness of the aroma is now transformed into a more direct red fruits flavor. Plus, there's a good hint of caramel that adds up to a great sweetness as if this is actually juice. Nice.
M: Radieuse has less density than your regular Leffe beer, however, the carbonation is just right.
O: The aroma and the looks could be improved but besides that, this is one of the best beers from Leffe.

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Photo of daydesiang
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell of cherr and strong alcohol. Taste of cherry, very little bitter and very smooth. Medium body and medium carbonation. For the price (in Malaysia) - very good beer!

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Photo of yaron73
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgmjr_bsb
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of esobsb
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brokenlaunchpad
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cucanunes
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JakeScully
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoann
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Leffe Radieuse from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.79 out of 5 based on 307 ratings.
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