Leffe Rossa | 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 Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Leffe Bière De Printemps

Added by thierrynantes on 04-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,431
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
39
pDev:
13.73%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of CHickman
3.79/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Pamplona, Spain, it pours amber color with a 1 finger creamy tan head that faded slowly and left very good spotty lacing. It’s called Roja here.

Tastes and smells very sweet and malty, with roasted grains, caramel, toffee, faint brown sugar, candied sugar, light floral hops and butterscotch. Smooth and relatively easy to drink for a complete European malt bomb.

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Photo of Dazka
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Giangio
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of 54V4G3
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

At bar Viriato, Sevilla. On tap, in leffe glass. With Viriato burger. At first it seems soft and nice, but in the long run you get a bit tired of it sweetness and the alcohol makes you a bit dizzy. In Spanish this is called Leffe Roja. Only on tap

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Photo of Dougology
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Sphinks
4.48/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jscal10
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of BJSmit
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of janubio
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I tasted this one on tap, in a Leffe glass. It pours an amber-salmon colour, with a creamy pinky head. Aroma is floral, spicies (cardamome?), cherries, acid, but with some sweetness. Silky flavor with a bit sour ending. Taste of cherries, cinnamon, spicies.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Marc_V
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop.com. colour: clear amber. Moderate white head that's pretty stable. The aroma is very malty with lots of sweetness. This smells like a Speciale Belge. So is the taste: malty, sweet with a touch of bitterness, fruity notes and caramel. This is a good beer with a thirst quenching character.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We pour a brew of rusty copper. It holds a two finger head of whitish bubbles that exhibits excellent retention. Spotty, chunky lacing is left around the glass as it slowly disappears. There is a chill haze throughout the glass, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears moderate. The nose immediately fills with those classic Leffe scents. We get that bright Belgian, metallic yeast, and those contrasting sweet (overripe) banana and bubblegum esters. The sweetness wins out, holding reign over the somewhat caramel, somewhat roasty malts. With warmth comes more malts and less sugars, with black pepper spice and light cinnamon. Our first impression is that again, this is very characteristic for the brewery, but this is by far their most bitter, malt-forward brew. As we sip, the flavoring opens up with bitter, nearly charred malts. They are not silky smooth like a stout, but more gritty and dirty, with more residual dextrins. Caramel and stone really start things off, with a hearty backing of sweet syrup and heavy creamer. The peak shows a twinge of sugary sweetness, and a light strawberry fruitiness. The alcohol quickly becomes apparent here, pulling us to a finish that is significantly more blunted than the beginning of the flavor would suggest. The robustness falls off abruptly, being replaced by more sugary sweetness, paler malts, medicinal phenols, and more hollow booziness. The aftertaste breathes of light clove, mineral, mud, caramel, white sugar, and black pepper spiciness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is light to medium. There is nice heaviness to the sip, with correspondingly pleasant slurp, pop, and smack. There is little coating, and the mouth is left rather dried and puckered. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the classic Leffe nose. All the notes are soft, but they blend so well together, making for a warming, spicy, and inviting snout. The flavoring was equally as nice to start, but with the follow through on the sip many of the individual flavors quickly dropped off, for a rather subdued finish. The feel was nice, and otherwise the beer was decent, but it was impossible to tell that they were going for a maibock with this one.

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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

A copper colored beer with a settling head.

Smell is strong fruity with the distinct Leffe yeast character which has a clove and slightly corky smell to it. I can´t say I am a big fan of this smell, for me it is a bit over the top.

Taste is along the lines of the smell, a fruity beer with hints of clove. The Leffe beers always have a slightly astringent, powdery taste. The bitterness is well balanced. The malts add a nice base of light caramel malts.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of HardyGeneraL
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of ant1
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of bread and oranges, with a good dose of sugary sweetness. The flavor is about the same, with some bread and grain notes being the two things that come through the strongest. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. OK, but fairly bland.

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Leffe Rossa from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 39 ratings