Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by Libationguy:
3.6/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Brilliant deep gold color with some copper hues. Lively carbonation in the glass. Off-white 2-finger head that has a moderate retention.
Cantaloupe, citrus, cilantro, celery seed, marzipan, wheat, over-ripe banana, melba toast. The overall feel of the nose is slightly reductive, but not in an unpleasant way.
The palate does not carry the reductive quality of the nose nearly as much. Sweet to the point of being slightly excessive. Banana, wheat, honeydew melon, lightly browned butter, white pepper, bubblegum and bread crust.
Medium bodied and slightly creamy. Carbonation is lively, but not excessive for the beer. Some alcohol heat on the finish. Slightly grainy on the extreme finish.
An interesting beer that shows many sides. Felt like it was a little too reductive.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2013 17:00:28 | More by Libationguy
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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 2,745 ratings.