Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,742 | Reviews: 1,207 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ManekiNeko:
3.73/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served in a Leffe glass at a local French bistro.
Appearance: Clear dark yellow, almost verging on orange. Nice frothy head, about 1/2" in height. Head disappears to a small crown after about 2 minutes. Very good lacing.
Smell: Mostly herby medicinal and orange/lemon aromas. A little splash or coriander and hint of yeast on the nose.
Taste: Slightly bitter medicinal taste with a nice sweetness to help balance it out. Hearty bread and light hops on the finish. Alcohol presence is just barely masked.
Mouthfeel: Slightly rich in mouthfeel, just a bit too astringent for the style.
Drinkability: I'd definitely be in the mood for another, but the only time I drink this beer is when I'm eating mussels at this restaurant I go to on a semi-regular basis. Otherwise, I can't see myself buying this in the store when there are better ones in this style to be had.
Serving type: on-tap
09-14-2003 15:11:54 | More by ManekiNeko
More User Reviews:
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 2,742 ratings.