Leffe Radieuse | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
313 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:
#23,127
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
313
pDev:
14.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
89
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 313 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of esobsb
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brokenlaunchpad
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cucanunes
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shanex
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoann
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle to a tulip
A - Clear amber with a clean white head
S - Roasty malts and herbal hops
T - Balanced in mouth but with an unnatural metallic aftertaste
O - Interesting ale, the aromas may not be perfectly controlled and balanced though.
Edit: Do not drink too cold! As it warms up, the smell earns a nice nutty note and the aftertaste goes from metal to caramel.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidperez
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Leffe chalice, it pours a copper, clear, with a thin layer of head that dissipated quickly.

The bouquet is citric as in orange, it has a boozy, malty sweetness, caramel, a hint of vanilla and a herbaceous note that I suppose must be the coriander seeds.

A lot of carbonation right after this beer enters your mouth. The flavor follows the nose, but the citric and herbaceous note are subdued to the prominent sweetness of this beer. Well blended in flavors, they appear simultaneously, and start fading until a boozy note appears that spikes the sweetness once more before the finish.
There is just a slight reminiscence of bitterness in this beer's aftertaste, along with some decaying sweetness and the boozy note again.
Nice-length finish. Smooth yet slightly watery mouthfeel.

Very nice beer.

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Photo of Zet
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Red brown colour with a small but very steady soapy head. Smell of bread, cloves, cherry and some alcohol. Taste of malts and marmelade, with a dry and bitter finish. A nice full mouth feel with a smooth finish. I'm not a huge Leffe fan myself, but this one is actually quite nice for a try on a cold winter evening.

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Photo of Lipa
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonmikel
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 33 cl into a tulip glass. (Bought at Carrefour in Brussels).
-More or less opaque. Bubbles of carbonation present. Garnet color. About a finger of foam head.
-Very nice smell.
-Good taste. Nice body.
-The feel is very nice, with a hint of spices at the end.
Overall, I would describe it as a very nice beer.

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Photo of thatsmyspot
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBorrego
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasu
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spike
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kiro
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _nano_
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabianno
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinivini
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of der_meister
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivixor
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Leffe Radieuse from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 313 ratings