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Abbaye De Floreffe Blonde - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
82
good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 10-16-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.2%

Redrio7, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Synapstic, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Wessel, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, another cog in the 1/2 Meter of Beer mixed pack from this brewery now available in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden amber hue, with four fingers of puffy, frothy, and chunky eggshell white head, which leaves a fair bit of splotchy linked-island lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away.

It smells of sharply toasted pale crackery malt, white and black pepper, warm apple slices, metallic yeast, and a further dry mixed berry fruitiness. The taste is baked apples and pears, bready, kind of doughy pale malt, a touch of sugary caramel pudding, edgy yeast, faded table pepper, white wine must, and earthy, floral, and faintly perfumed hops.

The bubbles are decently playful in their rounded prickliness, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, in a low-fi, slick sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, the lingering pale malt breadiness contending yet with yeast, bitter fruit, and a suggestion of warming alcohol.

A pretty well-rendered BPA, the cast of characters more or less complete. Fruity, yeasty, spicy, and a tad boozy, all in balance. Worthy of multiple rounds, if this is your sort of thing - me, I'm just happy to try a new Belgian Abbey brew, with a few more to come.

biboergosum, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Socialiste, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

scottgoblue314, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

innominat, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

BJSmit, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

leitmotif, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Ciocanelu, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

DutchBeerDrinker, Aug 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Poupae, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-golden amber color with a large white head and some lacing

S-grainy malt, apples, spice, slight yeasty funk

T-sour apples, biscuity malt, grapes, spices, pepper, slight bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-OK but has slightly odd balance of flavors, not bad but not compelling

MDDMD, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Marius, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

BrazilianAussie, Sep 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

jpworld, Aug 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mtrain237, Jul 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

PhillyStyle, Jun 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

NightINgale, Mar 10, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Where the Floreffe Dubbel has something interesting that's worth the try, Floreffe Blonde has something boring why I'm not willing to drink it more than once.

L: golden look, top starts nice, but disappears quite quickly;
S: boring honey, some bread;
T: like a sweet pilsener, maybe there's some floral thing in it, but brrrr...
M: the longer I think about it the less I like it. There is a tiny bitterness, but even that element irritates.
O: one of the worst blondes I know.

Drinkable ofcourse, but only if this is the one and only bottle around.

Filosoof, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

stevoj, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Everydayoff
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a Leffe chalice by freshness date.

A:
Hazy honey color with some orange hue, thick creamy head with good retention, it leaves lacing ring along the downwards passage. Small bubbles of active carbonation seem to be rather high.

S:
Upfront with caramel, molasses and sugarcane, mingle together with barley malt based and berries.

T:
Lead by sweetness from sugarcane, molasses and caramel, malt is underlying but bold enough to bring into to touch. Bitterness from hop is mute, barely detectable.

M:
The body is medium with right amount of carbonation to generate slight pricky mouthfeel, very dry finish.

O:
Good Belgian Pale Ale, easy to go with and high drinkable.

Everydayoff, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

rekel, Nov 30, 2011
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Abbaye De Floreffe Blonde from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
82 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.