Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by smanders:
3.53/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer was enjoyed from the tap in Caen, France.
I previously tried Leffe Blonde from a bottle in the States and found it incredibly sweet and a little medicinal. Well, thankfully, the barrel cuts a lot of that and you really are able to enjoy the complexity of this Belgian ale.
Highly carbonated, fruity, a bit of cloves, and a pillow-like head waft from the appropriate glass. Honey, a little hop spiciness, and a warming of alcohol follow a tasting.
Most Americans would say that Leffe Blonde is not a good representative of the style, but I would recommend trying it from the barrel prior to making that assumption. It's a totally different experience.
Serving type: on-tap
09-17-2009 19:30:37 | More by smanders
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.