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Leffe Rossa | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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

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Photo of ThaCreep
1.81/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Red highlights. Nose not exactly pleasant smoky and spicy flavors blend without them manage to be any less appetizing. The mouth is the same ilk, not good at all spice and flavor of the sausage close date. Remains a finish with a bitter and artificial fat to complete the picture of a typical beer marketing, Leffe way in which continues to advance past the group was taken over by InBev.

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
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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Photo of sfprint
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured into a Duvel glass, reddish amber/rose, four finger sea foam cream colored head, transparent, very healthy and even rising carbonation.
S: Sweet but dark melon, wax, vanilla, bread
T: vanilla bread, sweet malt, but neutral. tinge of alcohol on the end. unexciting but decent.
M: mouth drying, slight astringency, medium body.
O: Unexciting but perfectly decent and drinkable.

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Photo of benfons
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

You really need to think how many kinds of Leffe you need, particularly that most aren't that good. It's a new seasonal beer, although somebody told it's there roussa under a new name.

A: Dark amber, almost brown colour, clear, relatively small head.

S: caramel, malts, a hint of nutmeg and other spices, but overall quite sweet.

T: Malts with a slightly bitter after-taste, very little else there.

M/D: Slightly alcoholic, pretty dry, and it would be more pleasant if the carbonation was different.

Overall not a very good beer, not bad either, kind of what you expect from Leffe (although the 9 isn't bad)

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Photo of Giangio
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of josanguapo
3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
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 Aethien
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a chalice, nice ruby red with a 2 finger head, good retention and lacing. Good looks for a beer.
Smells like bread, yeast, vanilla and a little smokiness.
The taste is much the same with a dry and bitter finish. Not a very strong taste though, it's all a little watery.

It looks nice but sadly that's also the best part of the beer, it just lacks complexity and feels a little watered down. I picked this up mostly because I hadn't had it yet and I doubt I'll pick it up again.

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Photo of rvdoorn
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is actually the same beer as the leffe rossa, only now renamed to “spring beer”.
Look: poured a dark amber color with a small head
Smell: Grain, caramel, malts, spicy clove, citrus and some nuts
Taste: Malts, citrus, spicy, slightly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation, bit watery
Overall: No taste layers in this beer. Bit too watery and flat.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
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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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of janubio
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From 2013; Leffe’s spring seasonal, amber in color with foamy head. Aroma is malt, butterscotch and toffee. Taste is same, overall palate is sweet with a little tanginess.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Leffe Rossa from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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