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Leffe Radieuse

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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2637) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a clear amber with a medium slightly-off white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of camphor-like alcohol, spices. Taste is moderately sweet with some nice cereals, caramel and spices. Light peppery alcohol but really subtle. Moderately light bitterness. Body is medium, carbonation moderately low and mouthfeel is syrupy. Not bad at all, I could drink that again maybe if it was locally available!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (901) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Merci à Patrick pour la bouteille! Un liquide mi ambré mi rouge, parfaitement translucide. La mousse qui se forme en surface est riche et onctueuse. De grosses bulles demeurent bien présentes en surface alors que les plus petites crèvent autour des plus grandes en créant une captivante agitation de surface! Un nez de brune belge qui apporte son lot d’épices et de fruits confits. Beaucoup de sucre c’est indéniable. Un houblon est présent même si ce dernier est délicat. La profondeur des malts est ici ce que j’apprécie le mieux dans ces arômes. Saveurs fruitées, sucrées et rouges. Comme fruit rouge je ressens beaucoup de fraise et de là commence la prune et la mûre. À eux se joint une épice de Noël; un mélange de clou de girofle moulu et de cannelle. L’alcool est imperceptible, à telle enseigne qu’avant de lire 8,5% sur l’étiquette, j’avais déjà bu la moitié de la bouteille et était convaincu que la bière n’en tirait que 6%. Toute en douceur, chaleur, fruits, épices et réconfort. Il faut toutefois aimer le style!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (1006) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is krachtig, bitter met iets van bittere chocolade, koffie en karamel. Erg goed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (361) - MEXICO - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. A reddish beer with a small head. Aroma is of syrup, caramel, raspberries, berries and a hint of alcohol. Taste is kind of bittersweet with an alcoholic finish. It has a belgian yeast character. Medium bodied with some carbonation and astringency. Has the character of a belgian strong ale, but lacks complexity and balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (638) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Clear copper with a creamy/frothy offwhite head. Aromas of citrus, roasted caramel, dried fruits, spices, alcohol esters. Medium bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Creamy and fizzy, with a deep malty and fruity character and a mild finish. Uninspired and over-commercialized, but quite pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6520) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
pours clear dark golden, red-pink tint, with a frothy off-white head, sticky lacing. sweetish fruity maltiness - strawberries mostly; golden raisins, smooth peppery caramel, phenolic bananas - aromatic and not overwhelming; minty and woodsy spiciness - touch of vanilla; other spices and fragrant herbs, some sweetness - lots of candi obviously; cardboard traces, obvious belgian yeast strain. bright belgian carbonation, medium body; very lightly astringent, sweet and yet assertive grassy-piney-spicy finish. bold, tasty and complex enough belgian strong ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4524) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle (330 ml) at home. Clear amber with a medium off-white head, moderate retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is of candi sugar, spices (coriander, cinnamon), caramel and raisins. Taste is not very sweet and is quite dusty with spices again (coriander, cinnamon), earthy spiciness, light fruitiness and mild bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dust and dirt finish. Not the worst Leffe, but far from the best BSA. The dirty/dusty presence is a bit annoying.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4077) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle from Drinkshop. The key thing in this beer is balance. It has rich malty profile with caramel and candyish elements, also lots of estery flavours, lightly spicy. But all in an exquisite balance that makes the beer easily drinkable despite the ABV - which is hidden very well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (605) - Nyborg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
Meget spændende og speciel smag. Smager af...ubeskrivelig. Flot rødbrun farve og skum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (984) - CROATIA - DEC 12, 2015
Reddish brown color, average sized tan head. Aroma of malts, dried fruits, kinda dull, caramel, honey. Taste of malts, red fruits, chocolate, spices. Not overly sweet, dry and alcohol is nowhere to be found. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Good.


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