Leffe 9 | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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3.68/5
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190 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 03-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,401
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
190
pDev:
12.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of Ichoosefiction
2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of McWooze
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Dazka
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArnoldStotzer
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bottle from Supermarket in Brussels.

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Photo of The_Bujon
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Also known as Leffe Rituel, this one tastes like a beefed up leffe blonde.
The foamy head does stay with the beer as it's consumed, even if you take your time.....which I generally try to avoid.
It is reasonably smooth given it's strength, and dangerously so, managed to get through a six pack without too much effort. The scent is a touch bitter, and taste is sweet on the tongue.

Definitely one of the best from Leffe, boof! boof! boof! boof!

....updated second time round, the beer looks better than I first rated. All else as was, a good brew indeed.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TGS
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gianluca88
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle brought back from Belgium last summer. Pours a clear copper colour with a medium white head which leaves lacing. Aromas of fruit, caramel, malt, yeast, alcohol and hints of spice. The taste is full and medium sweet, again with fruit including apples, caramel, malt, yeast as well as coriander and a hint of vanilla. The alcohol is fairly well hidden considering it 9.0 ABV.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber gold (quite a lovely color actually) with a medium head that leaves some lacing. Nose is...straight up hefe. In a blind test, I would have said 100% hefe. Yeast esters and banana. Very nice, although not exactly what I'd expect. Flavor surprises again with full caramel, dates, some residual sugar. Not what I expect from a triple, but quite nice. Warming. Overall, a very good beer...best of the Leffe brand.

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Photo of Houborg1
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the best ale I had today and I think there were three... plus a lager for lunch (and it was well below average.)
The rating's for Leffe, in general, are below what I think they are. Maybe that is because most raters fear (or want to punish) Leffe for being owned by the monster called InBev (probably soon to change its name and add to its brands.) Such fears are not well-founded in Leffe's case. I think InBev paid good money and wants Leffe to continue producing good beers.

My generalized opinions aside, the best way to improve this beer would be to figure out how to use that much brewer's sugar (or slightly less) and still have it taste this fruity/sweet. I taste the sugar more than I want.
But, I will have Leffe 9 again when the sweet part of my taste buds need stimulation.

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3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoann
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanex
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The Leffe Blonde, only a bit stronger, and not that different. I used to be a Leffe fan, it's relatively cheap in Europe and a six-pack will make a decent party either by yourself or with a pal. I gave this one a 'good' rating. I mean, some people have never had Leffe yet, and it has to be tried... it's called the 'Budweiser' of Europe, only a bit better.

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Photo of Chris_C
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma caramel, banana, clove, vanilla. Taste apples, pear, banana, spice, caramel, candy sugar. Very nice.

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Photo of toscanoigor
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lipa
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Leffe 9 from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 190 ratings
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