Leffe Radieuse

Leffe Radieuse

Rated 3.571 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Anheuser-Busch InBev S. A./ N. V.

Leuven, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

8.2% Alcohol by Volume

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Brewed by Interbrew for Abbaye Notre-Dame de Leffe. Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.

ID: 11582 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank2243
Overall Percentile95.7
Style Rank161 of 1216
Style Percentile86.8
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.727
Weighted Score3.571
Standard Deviation0.573

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Ruby color with small white head. Just a lot of fruit taste, but some bitterness in after taste. Think these Leffe beers are overrated, good marketing.(Velp 201202)

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is dark fruits, yeast and hops. Flavour is made out of pretty much the same. A bit glueish, but otherwise very nice brew.

  • RMUSSMAN 489 reviews
    rated 4.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    One of the rarest of the Leffe, other than 9 degrees because its so new. Very unique and has a color that is a dark amber. Head is thick but fades away. Aroma is nice and spicy and the beer drinks very smooth and you enjoy sipping it slowly. Very nice

  • VANDERLA 265 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Bottle quotes a best by 12/2/08. Don't know if that's dd/mm or mm/dd. Poured into an old Leffe chalice that I got in a gift pack. Dense beige head, holds for a time, fades with drinking. No obvious carbonation. Colour of russet, burnt orange, chestnut... appealing. The nose is initially subtle, but picks up with the ambient temperature... fresh hops are first to come out, but then sweet candy, orange, a hint of raw steak. As it warms further, some malt becomes apparent. While no obvious carbonation, the fluid expands in the mouth, releasing the dissolved CO2. The flavour belies the nose... it's all spice. Cinnamon, musk, clove. You could marinade a pork fillet in this beer... What malt there is makes a late appearance, as the ale warms in the glass. There is a light hint of hop flavour at the finish, but by then the bitterness kicks in. With this, there are notes of fennel/anise... this seems to carry into the mouthfeel, where the bitterness is more reminiscent of absinthe or campari.... more of a harsh digestive bitterness, than the more familiar hop bitterness. An interesting drink, but I don't know exactly how to tackle it....

  • CHOPZ 6500 reviews
    rated 3.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Sampled this one at the Pub St. Alexandre in Quebec City. Poured a deep amber colour with red highlights. Very beautiful. The head was medium with patchy coating. The aromas had apple scent with belgian yeast. Wow ! What a smooth brew for a dark strong Belgian beer. Apples in the start with dark fruits in the mild finish. Also mild bitterness with a smooth semi-dry aftertaste. Clean mouthfeel. Overall, loved this beer that is refreshing with extreme drinkability.

  • S8N 67 reviews
    rated 4.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours a clear very slightly carbonated dark burgundy colour. Aroma is rather strong mostly fruity/cherries but there are many other flavors there, that make hard for me to point them out. Mouthfeel is quite carbonated yet very smooth. Flavor is very much like the aroma but not as strong. This beer goes down quite easily and smoothly for it's alcohol content, BEWARE:) Not a bad session beer at all, hope to try it again sometime.

  • BOV 1743 reviews
    rated 3.7 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    clear red-amber colour, creamy head and a nice lacing, caramel and grassy aroma, vegetal, slightly toasted, a touch of licorice, full-bodied, dry and bitter finish with reminiscence of fruits and malt

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 2.9 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Pourred a nice copper brew with a huge head that stayed on for a while (What a start!). Mix of spice is not present enough for my liking and would have expected better body from a belgian strong ale. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall, I wasn't impressed and I had better brew from Leffe. I had this from the bottle and wondered if it wouldn't better in a draught format.

  • SIGMUND 5758 reviews
    rated 3.8 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    33 cl bottle, bought in Denmark. ABV was 8.2%. Large thick head, clear reddish brown colour. Surprisingly weak aroma, but what there is, is pleasant: Ripe and dried fruits, just a faint hint of barnyard. Flavour has malts and spices and a great deal of alcoholic warmth.

  • WRIKOLAKAS 355 reviews
    rated 4.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Very good beer!!! Pleasant red color, strong tempting aroma and light bitter taste. I am not a fan of red beers, but this one is realy delicious. One more thing - it is quite strong, but it could be noticed only on the label. I think it is a sign of professional work with beer. Even strong beer must be drinkable with great pleasure. This one is. The best of Leffe.

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