Leffe 9 | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Leffe 9Leffe 9
BA SCORE
3.69/5
187 Ratings
Leffe 9Leffe 9
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 03-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,118
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
187
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of captaincoffee
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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 -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Photo of spycow
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kjkinsey
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanex
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
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 -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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 -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lipa
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fezzz
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Amber copper colour with a medium sized steady head of soapy foam. Smell of bread, cloves and alcohol. The taste starts okay, with bread malt and alcohol again, but it's got that sugary malty flavour i tend to dislike with a lot of Leffe beers. This beer tends to get boring quite fast. Typical Leffe. Due to the high abv, this beer even feels like a chore in the end. I can't imagine that being its purpose.

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Photo of danflux
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonmikel
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass froma 33 cl. bottle bought at Carrefour in Brussels.
-Very transparent liquid. Amber-reddish color, nice to see it. No head of foam.
-Very nice smell. It's a spicy one. In my opinion, there are some hints of banana.
-The taste is good. It reminds to spices though it isn't truly spicy.
-The feel is good but not extraordinary.
The smell is the better part of the beer, in my opinion, it's disappointing overall.

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Photo of YvesB
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moretta
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice looking beer, but not perfect, i rather drink their 'Royale'

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Photo of thatsmyspot
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From elcervecero. In Tongerlo cup. Playing Bit Evolution. Too much sugary. The Leffe tripel is much better. This one tires

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Photo of FLima
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber copper color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with good phenolic notes (cloves, cinnamon, vanilla), pineapple juice, plums, dough, banana and caramels.
Concentrated flavor with notes of caramels, grapes, plums, honey, Cointreau liquor, banana, some of the characteristic medicine from their beers and cinnamon. Dry aftertaste that partially removes its sweetness to make it bearable.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9% just contributes positively to its flavor with no warming sensation.
Strong Belgian Ale with decent fruity and phenolic flavors, it just could tune down a bit its sweetness. Though I didn’t think it was too cloying for this small bottle.

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Photo of Allegue04
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Leffe 9 from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 187 ratings
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