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

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RATINGS: 869   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13823) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
330 ml. bottle. Pours a clear dark copper amber color with a significant beige head. Aroma of rather dark malt with a suggestion of cherry(?) dark fruit. Medium body with fizzy, creamy carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable. The flavor is dark caramel with something like a cherry hop bitter (light cherry). Finishes rather dry, and the bitter builds up. Cherry pits? Some sort of darkish stone fruit. It is very, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Labarde (22) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2008
Fruity nose with big spice and orange scents. Pours a lovely amber colour with good lacing and a big head that lasts well. Flavour is fruity and spicy with definite citrus. Mouthfeel smooth and fizzy. Finishes with a slightly unpleasant creeping bitterness and subtle alcohol notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 23, 2008
33cl bottle labeled 8.2%. Pours a deep amber color with a slightly white head. Medium body, big malty flavor, slightly sour character with a late mellow alcohol note. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dredd (786) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2008
Nice ruby colour with white head. The aroma is a sweet raisin with some complex ethers circling around. Flavour is juicy with cherry/berry like flavours bursting out that finish with some dark sugars and mild bitterness. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
espenra (987) - Kurland, NORWAY - APR 19, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 33cl bottle from Barley WIne. It poured an amber color with a big creamy white head that settles slowly in the glass. The aroma smells of fruits and malts. It has a bitter-sweet flavour and tastes of malts, fruits. It has a medium long aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 16, 2008
Copper red colour, tan head. Aroma has some sweet, red fruits. Flavour has some caramel malts. Alcohol well noticable. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2008
Clear brown with a moderately sized long-lasting beige head. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavours alcohol, fruity and malt. Low to moderate bitterness. Sweet finish. - 330ml bottle

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle - clear red with a large off white head. Medium carbonation. Medium to full body. Slightly frothy mouth feel. Smooth. Sweet, malty, with caramel. Slightly spicy. Alcohol present. Sweetish finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2008 In short: A boring sugary Belgian ale with no character.
How: Bottle, 330ml, about 3 to 4 months old.
The look: Clear amber body with a small beige head.
In long: Basic sweet malts, medium-high sweetness level, some brown sugar and some candy sugar, some redeeming woody notes both in the malts and hops profile, light caramel, expansive carbonation, short finish. Leffe Radiant?!? I don’t remember anything being so radiant since the foggy cloudy London weather.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
2008-03-08. Mahogany brown body with a large creamy off white head. (4+) Mild aroma, lightly yeasty, hint of play-doh? Odd notes that I can’t decide if they are really there or not, hint of butterscotch and odd fruity notes. Strange. Sweet flavour, muddled sugars and malts, dry modestly alcoholic finish (6+). Average plus palate. Meh, decent but by Belgian standards it is average at best.
Bottle at Leffe Plaza, Airport, Brussels


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