Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by zoso1967:
3.6/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Leffe Blonde lives up to its name in appearance and pours a deep golden blonde color. The head is beige and has a wonderful light and fluffy texture. The retention is excellent, as is the lacing it leaves on the glass.
The aroma is basically that of pale malt and Belgian yeast. There is a rumor of some grassy hops as well, but this beer does not have an aroma that really bowls you over.
The spicy Belgian yeast is front and center on the flavor. It has clove to spare, so if you are not a fan of that flavor I would pass this one by. The pale malt is very biscuit and has a slightly toasted all-grain cracker sort of flavor that comes out late in the sips. Some floral and grassy hops are also present, but they are pretty well buried by the yeasts flavor contributions.
The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with a fairly effervescent carbonation that tingles my palate. The finish is dry, yet well balanced and light with spicy, slightly grainy flavors lingering on my tongue.
This is one of the least exciting Belgian ales I have had, but it is also very well made with some great flavors. This would be a very good BBQ beer, or would also work great as a lunch time beer in the hot summer months. I really enjoyed it, but I am not sure how often I may seek this one out in the future.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2011 21:54:01 | More by zoso1967
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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 2,747 ratings.