Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by BrinkyBeerBoy:
3.55/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Cool lookin' 11.2 oz bottle with best before date, and on the back in quotes
"SAVOR THE MYSTERY OF AGES"
Poured this into snifter w/ 1.5" bone white creamy head that falls quickly to ring, leaving laces on the side. Crystal clear gold in colour.
On the nose: thick sweet medicinal phenols, candy sugar, pineapple, vanilla, and alcohol spices. Also getting a faint harsh hop aroma as well.
Not a bad soft spritz. Good creamy medium mouthfeel.
On the palate is pretty much like the aroma.
Sticky sweet upfront(pineapple/pear).Touch of alcohol comes in the middle, and tapers off into a kinda harsh, buttery/spice hop finish..not really subtle & delicate like the bottle says.
After you get over the processed taste, and the 6.6% kicks in.. their alot better.
This isn't bad at all for $29.99 a case(stupid PA by the case law). Great when the funds are low, and you need a Belgian Beer fix! I will enjoy pairing this with grilled seafood, and good cheeses in the backyard on a nice sunny day.
For a little bit more $, I would rather buy Affligem Blonde, but this is worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2006 02:32:47 | More by BrinkyBeerBoy
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4.24/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours true gold. Perfect amber. White head starts fat and falls of webby and sticky, then to a film on top before it goes away completely. not too much lacing. Lots of bubbles to look at. Nose is lovely. Sweet hint of pear and some lovely soft biscuit malt sweetness. A bit more clove than I expected at first but nice and a very faint banana in back. Some sweet flower petals and as it warms some pungent bitter grass. Lovely in the drink with a crisp and dry malt.A softness that is actually excited by all those bubbles. The clove and the fruit combine lovely and earthy at first then give way to a fruity middle made up of light peach and a little pear around the edges. The finish is dry and drying to the palate with a light remnant of the malt sweetness, a bit of ticklish spice and that lovely peach. It lingers but not long .
Lovely adn everything it should be.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 17:39:23 | More by utopiajane
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 2,759 ratings.