Leffe Nectar | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Leffe NectarLeffe Nectar

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium | website

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by thierrynantes on 08-21-2012

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Reviews by thierrynantes:
Photo of thierrynantes
3.53/5  rDev +13.9%
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".

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DeanBB
3.17/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Keegan
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Csouye
1/5  rDev -67.7%

Photo of AntoineTheS
1.85/5  rDev -40.3%
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.

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Photo of Hobbit
4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Photo of frontalot
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of vinicole
2.9/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

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Photo of thommo_nk
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
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

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Photo of saintjulien
4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Photo of Dec27
3.39/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of boqonx
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of der_meister
3.31/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of backslide311
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Martine
3.42/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthirtysa
2.66/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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Photo of Bruno74200
2.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sirre
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of kaliber_ua
4.18/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flyingpig
2.62/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
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 :)

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Photo of BeyondThePaleAle
3.8/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.11/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Paul_Hutchinson
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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

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Photo of DJLehnherr
3.42/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Leffe Nectar from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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