Leffe Nectar
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Bière de Garde
Ranked #153
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #47,715
Avg:
3.25 | pDev: 21.85%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
40
From:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  18
SCORE
79
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Reviews by BeyondThePaleAle:
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BeyondThePaleAle

3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
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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frontalot from Washington

3.25/5  rDev 0%

Aug 11, 2014
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thommo_nk from Scotland

3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
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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MaxOhle from Illinois

2.99/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Mar 28, 2017
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dcmchew from Romania

2.9/5  rDev -10.8%

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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Sirre from Netherlands

2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

Apr 21, 2014
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DJLehnherr from France

3.42/5  rDev +5.2%
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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boqonx from Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Jul 01, 2014
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saintjulien from France

4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

Apr 10, 2014
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koladiola from Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Jun 02, 2014
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AxlSkull from France

3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dec 17, 2018
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Dec27

3.39/5  rDev +4.3%

Sep 01, 2014
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vaughtex

3.24/5  rDev -0.3%

Oct 26, 2014
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DeanBB from South Africa

3.17/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Dec 18, 2015
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Paul_Hutchinson from Scotland

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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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Foley67 from Scotland

3.62/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 29, 2016
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josanguapo from Spain

2.12/5  rDev -34.8%
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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kaliber_ua

4.18/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 28, 2016
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der_meister from Ukraine

3.31/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sep 30, 2015
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Bruno74200 from France

2.85/5  rDev -12.3%
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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Robertas from Lithuania

3.94/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 27, 2017
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Shanex from France

3.37/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Martine from England

3.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jun 01, 2016
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BdM from Netherlands

3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jan 02, 2021
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AntoineTheS from France

1.85/5  rDev -43.1%
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
Leffe Nectar from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 40 ratings