Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by ommegoose:
3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
11.2 oz bottle.
Brassy golden color, very bright and clear, with lots of carbonation visible. Wispy cap that holds decently well and laces.
Grainy, and borderline musty, but with plenty of underlying sweetness.
Honey sweetness, bready. There even is a nice amount of basic bitterness in the back end, which gives some much needed dryness. Yeast character carries pepper and clove notes. Chalky bubblegum. Pretty clean flavor throughout, but the malt is simple enough to let the yeasty/spicy flavors show, in spite of not being filtered.
The mouthfeel is probably the highlight. The appearance would suggest that it would be a roughly fizzy beer, but it's delightfully soft and fluffy. This is quite nicely done. I like how light it is for the strength.
Yeah, I've been able to down 4-6 of these in a night before. The booze is dangerous, due to the light body and smoothness. No one will claim this is a legendary Belgian, but it's really pretty cheap, and no one in the US makes a beer quite like this at $9 a sixer or less. It is about as simple as a Belgian can get, but I still like it, and it turns up at some bars and liquor stores with little more to offer.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2010 05:53:38 | More by ommegoose
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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.