Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.22/5 rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into an official Leffe glass.
A very simple one finger white head, almost rock solid, but it falls at a good clip. Body is a perfect clear honey dark twenty four carat gold with visible carbonation. Bubbles are soapy, ring left but head upon settling is pock marked. Minimal lacing upon drinking is present but really not much.
Smell is slight funk but mostly a sweet spice (nutmeg?) but not overpowering sweet. This also smells like a bakery in a sweet way, it's like cake. Very clean smelling also.
Taste is very sweet and like honey. Spice comes through with the sweetness and cake dough structure. It reminds me of a coffee cake or spiced cake. No it doesn't taste like coffee. Borderline nutmeg as well. Mouthfeel has a little syrup quality to it but not too bad, quite tolerable and in a nice coating way also.
I really don't understand why some people hate this beer, it's perfectly fine for what it is. It is also very common and inexpensive and easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2011 04:17:32 | More by smakawhat
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Very clear bright gold, with a frothy, long-lasting off-white head and a constant flow of "champagne bubbles."
Smell: A pleasant, well-balanced mixture of mandarin oranges, spices, and just a hint of bready yeast in the background. Very true to style.
Taste: Bready malt is at the forefront, but quickly comes into balance with the light orange and spice flavors, as well as a soft bitterness. Could be more complex, but is a solid pick for those who are new to beer and are looking to learn that not everything tastes light bud light.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Smooth and crisp, yet slightly watery. Could be a little fuller.
Overall: A tad simplistic for experienced drinkers of Belgian styles, but remains flavorful, refreshing, and true to style. Something simple that I would recommend to a "beer newbie." Sessionable and easy to find on the shelves--something I would pick up on my way to a spring or summer group picnic.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 21:00:57 | More by BethanyB
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 2,460 ratings.