Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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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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