Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by assurbanipaul:
3.8/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a golden chestnut, slightly cloudy. White, billowy head eventually settles down to a nice tame layer, good lacing down the sides. Aroma is caramel and buttery toffee.
Taste is sweetly malted with a weizen body. More toffee, mild hops, heavy and sweet approaching but not quite cloying. Spices start to emerge as it warms: more butter, cloves, mild banana flavors, very subtle. Loses a lot of its cloying nature closer to room temperature. Slightly acidic bite in the aftertaste.
Full bodied, medium to heavy mouthfeel, alcohol is hardly noticeable. Very light carbonation, a moderately complex taste. I've had this on tap and prefer the bottle, and my advice is to let it come to just below room temperature to let the sweetness fade and more flavors to come through.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2004 02:23:35 | More by assurbanipaul
More User Reviews:
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.