Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by jwhancher:
3.98/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bought this as part of a "best of Belgium" variety pack. Never really tried this beer, and hate the fact that it's now owned by InBev. Oh well. Here goes. Poured into a chalice glass for review.
A: Pours a clear blonde with rocky white head with ample carbonation.
S: Cloves with a medicinal note. Spices, pepper, and typical Belgian yeast all come to mind. I enjoy the aroma quite a bit.
T: Tastes somewhat syrupy sweet with a dark sugar or slightly burnt sugar note. Tastes of slight banana with some cloves and spices - again with the peppery notes. Not bad.
M: Feels a little too full for what I would perceive to be a Belgian blonde. A little too heavy. I can't have more than two of these in one sitting (well, I certainly could, but choose not to) on a hot, muggy summer day.
O: A nice beer. Enjoyable and different than mainstream macros and the usual craft beer selections. However, I do truly hate that this beer is now owned by InBev. While I like it, I think I'll probably avoid it for the most part. I give most of the credit that some Belgian brewery came up with the recipe only to later be bought out by the evil giant.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2012 23:18:28 | More by jwhancher
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
While I haven't tried nearly all the beers of this style, I can't imagine them being much better than this one. To me this beer has a near ideal balance of sweetness, light hop bitterness, esters, & spiciness flavor. The smell is banana, clove, & bubblegum while the appearance is a clear, medium gold. I must admit that I find this beer to be better than most that have reviewed it, but that is OK as it is staple in my refrigerator.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 02:59:29 | More by mrmagoo157
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 2,468 ratings.