Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by NHGrafx:
4.18/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
Poured from an 11.2oz brown bottle. Best before 11/10/10. So it is a bit old.
Pours a cloudy amber color with a massive head that lasts for a few minutes.
Aroma is very yeasty. Aroma has some similarities with a Bavarian Hefeweissen. There are some banana and spicy smells too. Lemony grassy smell and malts with some hops in the background.
Taste has some sweetness. Fruityness like pears and yeast flavor too. Definitly getting the hop flavor here, but it is not overly bitter. Some spiciness too, slightly sweet corn flavor in the background which is not very noticeable.
Mouthfeel is decent, slightly watery, but tolerable. Drinkability is pretty high for my tastes. Overall not bad. Tastes very nice even at an age of 1+ and beyond the "expiration" date. From what I remember when I got it fresh, the taste is not much different so it seems like it can be lying around for a while and not suffer badly.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2010 23:49:36 | More by NHGrafx
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3.7/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Very clear bright gold, with a frothy, long-lasting off-white head and a constant flow of "champagne bubbles."
Smell: A pleasant, well-balanced mixture of mandarin oranges, spices, and just a hint of bready yeast in the background. Very true to style.
Taste: Bready malt is at the forefront, but quickly comes into balance with the light orange and spice flavors, as well as a soft bitterness. Could be more complex, but is a solid pick for those who are new to beer and are looking to learn that not everything tastes light bud light.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Smooth and crisp, yet slightly watery. Could be a little fuller.
Overall: A tad simplistic for experienced drinkers of Belgian styles, but remains flavorful, refreshing, and true to style. Something simple that I would recommend to a "beer newbie." Sessionable and easy to find on the shelves--something I would pick up on my way to a spring or summer group picnic.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 21:00:57 | More by BethanyB
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 2,460 ratings.