Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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3.75/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Bottle (best by 07/01/12) poured into a Duvel Tulip.
A- A moderate pour left a 2-finger fluffy white head. The body was quite clean (maybe too clean) and gold with moderate-heavy carbonation. The head drops to 1-finger and then a full, foamy lace that left really good sticky webbing on the glass.
S- There was an onrush of Belgian goodness. It started as sugary sweet, candied apples, a pleasant musty characteristic, and some spicy black pepper in the background.
T- Very similar to the aroma. Refined, white sugar and apple sweetness. A black pepper presence is late coming and helps with some balance and a drier finish. Flavor wants to dry out in the end, yet lingers a touch due to the sweeter characteristics.
M- A little spritzy. Higher carbonation which fits pretty well. A bit too crisp and clean for the style. Sweetness makes for a bit of viscus feel at the same time. I expect a degree of chewyness from a Belgian interpretation.
D- It's an easy drinker. I could put back a couple in a sitting. The sweetness might take away from the drinkability just a bit. Maybe it isn't as authentic as the true Monastic brewers, but it's a solid commericial effort. I like that it's something I can share with my wife. Nice on its own or with a cheese platter.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2010 17:44:04 | More by GRPunk
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