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Abbaye De Floreffe Blonde - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

Abbaye De Floreffe BlondeAbbaye De Floreffe Blonde

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BA SCORE
83
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 8.22%


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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Reviews by Everydayoff:
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Everydayoff

Thailand

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 09:17:50 | More by Everydayoff
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scottgoblue314

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-05-2014 16:47:35 | More by scottgoblue314
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-07-2014 19:47:04 | More by innominat
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-01-2014 18:24:07 | More by BJSmit
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leitmotif

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-06-2014 18:31:24 | More by leitmotif
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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-01-2013 20:19:27 | More by dcmchew
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-23-2013 20:05:47 | More by Ciocanelu
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DutchBeerDrinker

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-01-2013 17:50:34 | More by DutchBeerDrinker
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Poupae

Thailand

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-18-2013 12:15:48 | More by Poupae
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 01:13:03 | More by MDDMD
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Marius

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-08-2013 20:42:59 | More by Marius
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-21-2012 23:36:44 | More by BrazilianAussie
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jpworld

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-04-2012 01:00:10 | More by jpworld
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mtrain237

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-07-2012 10:14:18 | More by mtrain237
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-09-2012 19:55:49 | More by PhillyStyle
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-10-2012 19:42:39 | More by NightINgale
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Filosoof

Netherlands

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 20:57:38 | More by Filosoof
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stevoj

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-27-2012 20:25:31 | More by stevoj
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-30-2011 23:28:02 | More by rekel
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IPA35

Netherlands

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Kasteel glass. My first true non-trappist abbey beer, it has the official true Belgian abbey beer seal at the back of the label.

Dark blonde colour, about 1.5 thumbs of white head with bad retention.

Smells is floral and hoppy (as in citrus).
Doesn't smell too strong.
I think it has that typical Belgian yeast smell that people here keep talking about, I am not sure if that is what it is but most Belgian ales seem to have it.

Taste is light, floral, slightly hoppy, fruity/sweet and quite bready or grainy.
Slight hint of alcohol in the back.

Mouthfeel is thin, almost watery. Quite alot of carbonation. Dry and very easy to drink.

Overall not a spectacular beer, a bit simple prehaps but quite good still.

I would recommend this to people who want to make that leap from macrolagers to craftbeer or -in Dutch- speciaalbier.

I know some people who are into lager and are looking for a better alternative to Heineken/Amstel but when I bring them a bottle of Tripel Karmeliet they don't like it. Prehaps this is what they should try?

But this might not be the first beer you would pick as it isn't that well known even though it is easily available in the Netherlands.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 15:36:47 | More by IPA35
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance - Clear amber/gold colour with a large size frothy and fizzy white head. I can see an average amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing all over the sides of the glass. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Breads/grains, floral, green grapes

Taste & Mouth – The beer had an above average amount of carbonation and I could taste lots of grape flavour mixed with breads and grains. There was also some hop and malt flavours mixed with some yeast. It finishes with a grape and bready aftertaste.

Overall – The beer has an interesting taste that made it fairly drinkable. It didn’t strike me as a spectacular ‘must try’ beer; but I’m happy I gave it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 19:34:11 | More by spinrsx
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a pale golden yellow colour with some light golden hints... White head poured fairly big then faded quickly to a light layer... Decent amount of carbonation bubbles to the surface... No lacing..

Aroma - Nice strong spicy tart fruits (apples, grapefruits, pears, some lemons), barely any malts, peppery / grassy hop bitterness, some creamy vanilla notes, hay, spicy, some salty notes..

Taste - Nice light spicy fruits (apples, light grapefruits, lemons), very light floral honey sweetness, some yeasty notes, light sea saltiness, quite grainy, pale malts, light grassy notes, peppery hops, aniseed, some basil..

M&D - Pretty sharp and dry. Light body... Very refreshing and pretty drinkable even at 6.30%...

Overall - A good clean and well made pale ale.... Well worth a try..

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 13:20:41 | More by mdagnew
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Sigmund

Norway

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.3%. The label describes this beer as a "strong ale" and an "abbey beer". Ingredients include candi sugar. Clear golden colour, big white head. Nice fruity aroma, notes of cider apples, spices, farmhouse kitchen and Belgian ale yeast. Fizzy mouthfeel. The flavour is fairly sweet (the kandi sugar is evident), notes of apples and mild spices. Not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 20:08:30 | More by Sigmund
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thierrynantes

France

3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2003.

Appearance : yelow color, with abundant white foamy head.
Smell : cereals aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet, caramel, with a slight bitterness. It is malty and quite round in the mouth.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 09:56:02 | More by thierrynantes
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nekronos

Mexico

4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

NOt so blonde, but interestng in every department. It has the Belgian traditional crafty aftertaste. The foam is great although it is a little simple if compared with toher Florffes. Nice caoba colour. The name reminds of flowers and apparently has something to do with it.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2008 18:44:32 | More by nekronos
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Abbaye De Floreffe Blonde from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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