Leffe Royale | 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): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stevoj on 06-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
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8
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59
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Coren
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.58/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Posh looking .75 litre cork and caged bottle poured into 3 Leffe stemmed tulip/chalices on 20th Dec 13.

Looked fine, an orange hue to the golden almost clear body, with a white covering that hung around: nicely carbonated, you could see the bubbles rising through the beer.

It went a bit downhill after that: the aroma was grainy and slightly fruity but as the beer warmed it became metallic and not so pleasant.

The taste also went iffy as it warmed a little, started off crisp and sharp with a semi-sweet lead it then turned on me; again being metallic, the alcohol also became apparent in the mouth.

Drink it fast and cold or not at all.

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Photo of orangesol
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of GRUUMSH
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of MikWalker
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of 6string
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of benfons
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: yellow-amber colour, small head, clear

S: orange, pineapple, banana, some spice, a lot of sugar

T: sweet, bready, there is some orange and banana, hint of hops, alcoholic finish

M: dry, undercarbonated, alcoholic

O: while it doesn't taste or smell that bad, it's just not that enjoyable because it's undercarbonated

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Photo of Maakun
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured in Orval glass. Light amber colour, with off-white head that shrinks fast to a small layer with some little islands.

Smell has big banana, cloves, some artificial fruit candy, yeast and some malts. Big and bold, but not really my thing. Would be better if it was slightly more subtle.

Taste: cloves. A lot of them. Some yeast, followed by a nice bitterness. Then some malts, and fruits (dried apricots). Not bad, but not very complex and very in-your-face on the cloves.

Mouth is medium, nice carbonation, just the right amount of tickling on the tongue. Very drinkable.

This is not a bad beer, but it has a very pronounced profile that you'd really have to be into to fully enjoy this beer. I'm not, and I could do with more subtlety and complexity.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Drank in Café Le Patron, Amsterdam and poured to a small Leffe glass.

A: The body is cristalline yellow with a white head that has no retention but some lacing.
S: The aroma is totally not expected for a BSPA. But it's the hops that are providing a base for this aroma, not expected and not that great.
T: There are so many wrong things with this beer. IPAs made by a belgian brewery does not match at all and the taste is strange to say the last because of that.
M: The body has some gasification but it's medium to low. Not that great for what I'm accostumed by Leffe.
O: The worst Leffe beer I've had by far.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of jibjib513
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Slatetank
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of vidisad
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pieltre
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of der_meister
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matuto
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Didn't like it.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33 cl bottle Poured into my lost abbey stemware glass

Very nice colour, deep golden, light amber with a huge three finger head on top, white in colour, thick and creamy. Very good retention after losing its 2/3 of height. Average activity in the glass.
Light aroma of dark fruits and yeast , cinnamon
Taste is quite sweet and fruity, mostly dark fruits, plums, cinnamon ,some raisins too, with a slighty metalic aftertaste.
Medium body and high carbonation. Quite dry on the palate. Alcohol very well hidden. A good all day beer

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Photo of FLima
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very elegant label. Amber golden color with a thick head with medium retention and leaving good laces.
Aroma with notes of cloves, the traditional Leffe medicinal (e.g. Band-Aid), banana and orange marmalade.
Flavor with notes of ginger, caramel, medicinal herbs, Cointreau liquor drops (orange), candi sugar, a bit of banana, raisins, apple puree, cloves and perfume. Dry aftertaste with a low bitterness and its residual medicinal phenol taste.
Light to medium body with effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is felt, but adds to its flavor.
I am under the impression I liked better the regular Leffe Blond, given it is more rounded, or maybe because I was expecting even more phenols. But Royale felt to me as a more alcoholic version. I was wondering if my memory was failing me so I went to the fridge and caught another bottle of Royale and one of Leffe Blond. They are indeed very much alike, this one is more alcoholic and maybe a bit more complex, and the other one feels more balanced.

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Photo of hdtrice
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lipa
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Leffe Royale from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.74 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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