Leffe Royale | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
167 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#21,904
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
167
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
63
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
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 krtaires
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vinivini
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edhizdeid
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of janubio
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper colour, with a tiny head that does not hold for too long, but leaves a good ring and lace. Aroma of resins, clove, dark fruits, caramel, banana. Medium body, medium carbonation.. Taste of cloves, caramel, hops (resins), fruits. There's a good alcoholic finish, like brandy. Good Leffe.

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Photo of der_meister
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WestCoastBeerDude
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woutervaneijk
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Strong smell, strong taste, strong everything. Great one.

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Photo of Stijn
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.79/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very fancy looking beer that delivers what it promises. Apperance, aroma and taste are right for the style. It´s delicious and complex. Also very affordable in Mexico. One of my favorites.

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Photo of Nordin
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KristofH
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kamilgracki
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boy
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sebastiansboat
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Rober1
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of speedvagen
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BPHL
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Leffe Royale from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 167 ratings