Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by phantomwyse:
4.05/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: This pours liquid honey, marigold orange with traces of sunflower yellow along the edges. Puffy head eggshell white and rises about a finger or so before settling down to a patchy froth.
S: The sweetness is what grabs you first-- honey, grape skins, apple turnover and then moves over to a slight earthiness, like a lawn after rainfall. Finishes with a delicate must.
T: Honey and a mellow crème brulee sweetness hits up front. In the middle, a languid musk, like a humid basement, takes over and then moves to a defined fruitiness – white grapes and apple. And at the end, the earthiness returns with dry hay.
M: Fully medium bodied that starts of crisp and then finishes just inside of silky.
D: Why has it taken me this long to drink this beer? Probably because it seemed so commonplace and I’ve seen one too many a hipster drinking it. But, it’s good. Not mindblowingly good, but good, solid, all around a nice thoughtful beer for warmer nights.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2011 23:36:44 | More by phantomwyse
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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 2,749 ratings.