Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by alleykatking:
3.35/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from the bottle.
A- Pours a golden straw color. One and a half finger white head shows medium retention. Nice streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- Banana and clove really go into overtime in the nose covering the entire aroma. Peppery spicey notes as well in the front with a undertone of sweet malts. Bubblegum like notes as well in the backend. Light fruits also come into play in the aroma as well. Alcohol hints are more jumpy in the ending.
T- Once again like the nose it has a huge banana and clove taste with hints of belgian yeast as a whole. Sweet malts toward the middle with hints of stone fruit. Ending of the beer has a sweet honey like flavor with rock candi. Alcohol is coming about in the backend with a lot of heat more so than I remembered before this beer.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little high I thought for the beer. Clove and banana with a hint of sweetness left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol heat, honey like sweetness, and light malts. High alcohol drying on the palate after each sip. Flavors were balanced toward what the style was. No real off flavors are present in the beer.
D- This beer is average to me. Nothing really screams out for me to drink more than a glass of it. The ABV is in the middle range but doesn't seem like it. The alcohol seems to pop out more like a 9 or 10 percent beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2011 02:38:14 | More by alleykatking
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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.
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