Den (dewhitton) wrote,

Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 66: Leffe Radieuse

Another strong Belgian beer

Leffe Radieuse

Pours a clear coppery brown. Medium-sized head that fades very slowly.

First Sip: Dark toffee and dark malts flavours prominent, with some caramel after-taste and a little hops and the taste of alcohols lurking around in the background. The Mouth feel is a little watery and fizzy, with a slighty astringent finish. Caramel and hops become more noticeable as the glass warms, but the overall flavour doesn't improve.

The taste of alcohol is something I expected since this beer is 8.2%, but it is very subdued in taste and still creates a nice warming feeling in the belly. This is a brew to have with a meal or to sip very slowly, or it'll knock you on your bum. I am halfway though the glass and I can tell a few would certainly have me wearing the wobbly boots. It is a rather nice beer.

Leffe Radieuse
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. (reads like it went through Google Translate)
8.2% alc/vol
330ml bottle

Sip... Sip... Sip... oops, forgot to take the second photo.

Leffe Radieuse

Same again, sir? Yes.
Tags: beer

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