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Leffe Radieuse

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

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
camoes (146) - PORTUGAL - OCT 20, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 49 02:38. AROMA: sweet malty notes with some background notes of dried grapes. mild spicy alcohol notes. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: amber color and translucent. average ivory and moussy head with low retention. low lacing. TASTE: sweet malty background with low esters and phenols. some spicy alcohol character. medium-low bitterness. finishes medium-dry. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a not so complex belgian strong ale. average at most.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Leffe chalice. A: Pours a dark clear amber color forming a big beige fluffy head. Medium to low retention and some lacings left. Beautiful beer S: Very fruity. Dark fruits esters, mainly plums. Sweet candy and strong notes of sweet malts. Belgian yeasts. Hints of alcohol T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Sweet candy, caramel malts, dark fruits (mainly plums). End is composed of a smooth hoppy bitterness which is just pleasant M: Medium to heavy mild molasses body. Sweet upfront and mild bitter hoppy aftertaste O: Easy drinking beer. Despite of being a large scale beer, Leffe is still a nice Belgian style beer [ BA Review @ 7/14/2012 ]

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (242) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
33 cl carrfor. Mellanbrun färg med fint skum. Doftar torkade frukter och mandel. Smakar massor av torkad frukt. Fantastisk god. Smakar inget alkohol trots den höga procenten.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pacool (37) - - OCT 8, 2014
Piwo o dużym bogactwie smaków, chyba za dużym bo nie do końca wiadomo na którym się skupić. Ogólnie bardzo przyjemne, treściwie z głębokim owocowym posmakiem.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (312) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown opaque beer with light brown hues at the bottom of my glass. Medium off-white head ; poor retention. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel, roasty malt, fruit (prune), spices. Medium sweet, light bitter. Warming background. Medium to full body, oily texture, medium carbonation, sweet warming finish. Overall, a good brown spicy fruity belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (403) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2014
It’s pleasant enough, but is no where near as complex or deep or complicated as the label would have you believe. I though the alcohol was too much to the front, but the level of bitterness was right and the sweet malt carried well. I enjoyed it with the foods I was eating and would have happily had another, but this isn’t a world class work

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappis**d (18) - Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Pours a rose wine colour, short lived head, no real smell, I really enjoyed this, distinct Leffe flavour with a backdrop of sweet fruityness and slight bitter edge

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thmsboyd (36) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle BBE 6/5/16.Well-chilled. Notes of lemon meringue pie underpinned by barnyard aromas. Clear amber body with a reasonable, off-white, moderately-tight head. Medium sourness and bitterness with a light alcohol harshness. Light sweetness present. Medium body with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Lasting bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Willsaar (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
This was one of my go-to beers in Israel because it was so readily available there. It has a good aroma after the initial pour (with a nice craggy foam head as well) the first notes are of almonds, cherries, and toffee. It has a subtle sweet boozy-cherry taste but in a very pleasant way. It’s highly carbonated so the mouthfeel is clean and a little adhering. The aftertaste is again, sweet and clean. It’s a good quality mass produced Belgian beer, though nowhere near as impressive as many other Belgian brews from smaller companies.


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