Leffe Nectar
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Bière de Garde
Ranked #155
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #46,837
Avg:
3.24 | pDev: 22.22%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
39
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Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  18
SCORE
79
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mactrail from Washington

2.38/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Attractive yellow color with rings of foam in the small glass. The aroma as you sip is overwhelming. It's sort of like honey but with a weird intensity I find both insescribable and unpalatable. The flavor is bubble gum with malt syrup. It is quite sweet with a sticky mouthfeel.

There is a bit of yeasty bitterness and a slightly drying finish, but the honey taste is stuck in your palate and the sugar on your lips waiting for a serious rinse with water. From the nip-sized bottle purchased at a Getränkemarkt in Rhaunen, Germany.

Jul 09, 2018
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Everydayoff from Thailand

3.22/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

250ml bottle poured into a chalice.

Clear golden orange in color with pretty good foamy white head, it gradually dissipates to a lasting bubble sheet on the surface and leaves some lacing on the glass-side.

Grain, bread, and husk lead a nose together with earthy and herbal hop as well as yeasty spice. There is a mild ester like lime and pineapple together with some musty note. Honey is there too with a hint of molasses.

Sweet and sour in the taste from its honey and fruity yet musty yeast flavors, then it is crisp spice with sweet molasses then some herbal hop bitterness at the end. Malt acts as a base of the flavor structure with its grain, husk, and bread.

Medium body with semi-smooth mouthfeel and active yet lively carbonation, the feeling is crisp with a dry finish with its sweeping sweetness.

Honey blonde ale? Umm... no major offensive but there is also no reason to revisit.

Aug 19, 2017
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Shanex from France

3.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

33cl bottle poured into the proper Leffe Chalice

Golden brown. Well carbonated without producing much head.

Typical Leffe aroma of yeast, this one mixed with honey and citrus notes.

Immediate and overwhelming honey sweetness. Digestive biscuit and yeasty flavours...

A good offering from Leffe. Not much

Apr 29, 2017
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josanguapo from Spain

2.12/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From Belgiuminabox. In Grimbergen glass. Reading JHTP11 Ch14. The honey addition is artificial and cloying, it doesnt improve the brew but just the opposite. Better stick to a standard leffe blonde

Dec 09, 2016
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AntoineTheS from France

1.85/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Totally unbalanced, I even wonder if it is really a beer with so much sugar in it.

I do think a beer can be called Nectar and be a success, by being very smooth and maybe a little bit sweet, but this Leffe Nectar is not.

Maybe for soda ot sugar-likers.

Jun 11, 2016
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Bruno74200 from France

2.85/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Leffe Nectar? A Leffe beer with honey? Is that an attempt from Inbev to make a beer/made mixed beverage? Well lower your hopes, this is only a poorly executed belgian pale with some honey flavoring. Overly sweet and cloying

Nov 09, 2015
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thommo_nk from Scotland

3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Extremely sweet, too much for me personally however the beer is definitely well crafted. Think this beer could benefit from a higher ABV. Like the 750ml bottle size and the free Leffe glass as well

Dec 31, 2014
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Paul_Hutchinson from Scotland

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Admittedly, not my favourite style of beer. Lovely golden colour on pouring producing a thick white head which does disappear. Yeasty smell with a sweetness which is evident on taste. Very sweet with honey almost treacle like flavours. Good body but this just seems to be full of the honey. Hard to pick out other flavours. A small one of these is ok but not a beer for a session. Similarly not a thirst quencher. Wouldn't buy again

Nov 30, 2014
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vinicole from England

2.9/5  rDev -10.5%

Golden brown. Well carbonated without producing much head.
Typical Leffe aroma of yeast, this one mixed with honey and citrus notes.
Immediate and overwhelming honey sweetness. Digestive biscuit and yeasty flavours somewhere in the distance.
Sticky lips and too much for my liking.

Oct 29, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

2.9/5  rDev -10.5%

Bit of a bad start reading on the label that this has honey "natural aromas", not honey added directly.
Pours deep golden, two finger white head that dissipates to a small thin cap.
Smell of honey, sweet malts, bread and sugar, some spicy yeasts, bit of orange peel.
Really sweet malts up front, some sticky honey, not very clean, and quite a lot of sugar syrup, not that great. Mild on the yeasts. Some sweet breadiness. Finishes with a very faint hop bitterness and the lingering sweetness.
Medium body and carbonation, sticky, syrupy.
Not too good, it feels a bit artificial and way too sugary sweet. Would fit nicely with a dessert, but not a beer worth drinking on its own. Nice appeal for people with a sweet tooth tho.

Sep 21, 2014
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flyingpig from Scotland

2.62/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

750ml Bottle from Tesco supermarket, Glasgow (£2.99):
Clear, light amber with plenty of bubbles & a white, inch tall head that leaves a little lacing on the sides of the glass.

Citrus & tonnes of honey with huge amounts of sweetness. Odd floral notes & subtle hops follow, a touch of spice too but it is definitely the honey that seems to dominate & overpower.

Too sweet tasting with huge amounts of honey that actually seem more pronounced than they were on the nose. Light hops & a faint touch of alcohol sit at the back. Some bread add further sweetness come next before the beer is rounded off with yet more honey giving it a sickeningly sweet taste.

Light to light medium bodied with a ridiculously sweet feel & medium carbonation levels. A slight hop bitterness to the beer with faint alcohol in places as well but the sweetness was overpowering.

Quite a poor beer from Leffe and definitely not as enjoyable as their Blonde or Brune, sickeningly sweet and one to avoid.

Jul 09, 2014
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DJLehnherr from France

3.42/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You might expect a beer called "nectar" to be sweet, and if that's what you want, Leffe nectar doesn't disappoint.

Golden amber hue, a very thin white head that dissipated quickly, I detect yeast scents, some sweet spice and floral scents, and, especially, that honeyed sweetness.

A good sweet taste, much like its scent. Not overly complex, but those honey tastes are there, as advertised. I don’t taste any citrus or floral scents. No (or very little) hops. A bit more bold or “bodied” than you might think from its color and smell: This isn’t a light sipper for a hot summer day. The alcohol taste is there, but at 5.5% ABV, neither the taste nor the effect of the alcohol is overwhelming, for a Belgian. Good medium effervescence on the tongue.

A good beer when you want something just a bit different, and easily available (at least in my neck of the woods) from a big, dependable brewer. The sweetness can become a bit much over time, in my opinion, so you probably won’t want to drink too much of this at any one time — 25 cl (about 8 oz.; mine, from a bottle) is about all you’d want to drink at any one time.

Apr 27, 2014
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beerthirtysa from Texas

2.66/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Very much like a German radler but without the citrus (or at least not very much). Golden, honey-hued in the glass, with a slightly off-white head that doesn't last long. Not much nose; just a little malt, honey, and candy sugar. Tastes just the same, with a very sweet finish, almost treacly or syrupy. Mouthfeel is nice, with low to medium carbonation. Fun once, but I'll be reaching for something else next time I visit Cora.

May 11, 2013
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eduardolinhalis from Switzerland

3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

250ml bottle poured in a tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color forming a big and very bubbled white head with good retention and tons of lacings left in the glass

S: Very strong on honey followed by the traditional Leffe spices and bready yeasts. Some flowery hops. Notes of sweet grains, candy sugar and raisins

T: Follows the nose. A sweet malts, honey and candy sugar upfront. Followed by sweet bread, raisins, bready Belgian yeasts. Very mild hoppy bitterness in the end

M: Medium and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet grains and honey aftertaste with a light touch of hops bitterness

O: Good drinkability. A bit too sweet I would say. But still an easygoing beer :)

Dec 19, 2012
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BeyondThePaleAle

3.8/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer in France, where it is very popular. It is my belief that a flavoured beer cannot have merely subtle 'flavours' or 'hints' in it. If a beer boasts a flavour, it must live up to that not just in aroma but in taste as well. The aroma is sweet, slight notes of grass, nectarine and honey on toast. The beer taste is malty with a slight alcohol taste and barely any hop presence, and rolls into a sweet, robust yet delicate crescendo honey flavour, with a medium body and quenching, silky mouthfeel. The appearance is a strong, intense amber-yellow colour with an off-white head and medium lacing. The only things I could be critical of are the lack of a citrus, hoppy presence to balance the malt and the length of the finish of this brew. Overall - a brew with a character and liveliness which is pleasant to encounter.

Oct 13, 2012
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thierrynantes from France

3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (25 cl.) tasted in 2012.

Appearance : golden color with white foamy head.
Smell : yeasty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : honey adds a touch too sweet, with low ABV.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian ale. Full name "Nectar Tradition des moines".

Aug 21, 2012
Leffe Nectar from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 39 ratings