Leffe 9 | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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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
Ratings:
185
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.81%
 
 
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9
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 78
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.73/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinking from an artist painted Duvel tulip glass,

Wow! This beer is just wow! As I'm used to drinking more 'tasteless' beers from Leffe. This is a widely available incredible beer.

The smell could have added just a little extra to my personal favorite one beer a day programme.

My first post on beeradvocate :-)

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4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of megahurts4
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Leffe 9

Appearance: orange-red, medium head, and good fluffy lacing.

Smell: fruits and yeast.

Taste: malty yeast with a touch of apple and mild dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: medium.

Overall:
This is a very nice brew. The fruit flavors and aroma are refreshing.

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4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 75cl bottle into a chalice.

A - Orangey/golden colour with a decent amount of head. Solid carbonation.

S - Sweet malty aromas with a touch of bread and cheese.

T - First sensation is one of bite with strong carbonation. That sensation starts to soften after the first taste but this really is a beer with a strong presence. As with the aromas there's some bread and fruits here as well, banana with the addition of maybe pear mixed with some honey.

M - Very strong on the palate. Highly carbonated initially but mellowing out on the back of the tongue to bring forward the underlying fruit qualities.

D - Best way to describe this is that it's a more full on version of its little sister; Leffe Blonde. Good to drink one bottle but for anymore I would probably switch to the more mild version.

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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours clear burnt orange with basically no head, just a thin layer of bubbles.

S: notes of spices, with fruity undertones: banana, apple, other woody fruits; slight smoky hints.

T: follows the nose pretty closely; tangy with spicy notes: coriander, nutmeg, etc.; exotic fruits in the middle and slightly gingery aftertaste.

M: Goes down smooth; slightly creamy but not overwhelmingly so. Lingers on the tongue for a pleasant aftertaste without being cloying.

D: I could definitely drink more than one of these. Definitely a strong offering from Leffe (although I have yet to be disappointed by their output).

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4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep golden color and medium white head that doesn't last much. Some woody and winey aroma, with fruit and spices, I seem to notice some pepper. In the mouth I notice some fruit and kinda winey flavor, buiscuit, honey, but most of all, clove. Good body and persistent aftertaste.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Andreji
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leffe 9 was a very pleasant finding this summer in Paris. sadly i didn't fetch any to bring back to colombia, but i sure have another reason to go back to paris (or belgium or europe)

the beer has a very nice dark brownish pour with a considerable caramel and burnt fruity scent, a thick feel of a viscous apricot-iness and a poorly hidden alcohol however coming in just right to the point of pleasure. low carbonation unlike other leffes i mussay and a very nice bitter-sour ending.

definetly another good product from the oh-so undermined Abdij van Leffe.

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4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Namako
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 75cl corked brown bottle with a best-by date of 21 May 2009. Purchased this on a weekend jaunt over to the Cora Supermarkt in Strasburg, France, about an hour and half drive from Heidelberg, Germany. Popped the cork slowly, without hearing the hiss associated with opening a carbonated brew. It poured a crystal-clear medium copper color with an off-white head which quickly faded to a thin surface coat - overall, slightly carbonated. Smelled of caramel with a hint of biscuit, tasted a bit spicy (cloves, coriander, pepper?) with maybe a plum or maybe honey flavor. Only slightly yeasty with a warm alcohol note, however, not nearly what you'd expect from a 9% ABV. In fact, as other have noted, this is a very drinkable 9% beer! I'll buy again, next time I see it on the shelf.

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4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden amber. Medium-high effervescence. No floaties. One inche of thick white foam.

S: Boozy, Rich and intense aromatics of prune and dried fruits. Some fresh orange aromatics show through the backend as well.

T: Medium - high intensity. Follows on the nose. No hop flavour.

P: Bitterness low. Medium to full bodied. Low carbonation. Sweet finish.

O: Polished, sophisticated and of enough complexity even if it's not a very bold take on the style.

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Leffe 9 from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.67 out of 5 based on 185 ratings.
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