Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by jizdepski:
2.88/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
a big abbey fan, i have been eyeballing leffe for a while. i have been told its not a great beer, so i have put it off in favor of what i really like drinking when it comes to selection time.
i finally i bought a 6 pack for 8.99 at my local fine foods store, and went straight home to pour a tall glass. it looks like a beautiful beer, very bright and golden, with carbonation bubbles finding their way surfaceward to take their place among a nice bubbly head that lingers a bit and lightly hugs the glass. smells nice, a bit fruity, with a refreshing effervescent quality. does smell a bit on the citrus side. the taste was a bit disappointing from the get-go. i think i expected more, but it really tasted more like a fruity lager than anything else,with notes of banana bread. the cloves while present don't really add to the beer...the alcohol flavor is there, but more pronounced on the finish, which i would have to describe as bitterly bland. not a whole lot going on here. as for the mouthfeel, quite thin, which was expected. i could probably polish off 5 or 6 of these, but wouldn't enjoy it as much as a should (except for the ABV, a clean 6.6). for an abbey blonde, i guess it fits the bill, but barely. i wouldn't recommend it however. in general a letdown.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2009 23:26:36 | More by jizdepski
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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 2,744 ratings.