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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,159 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 3,159
Reviews: 1,234
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 40
Gots: 374 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001)
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3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mPadraig
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gmattkennedy
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, a little strong on the clover (or whatever the spice is). It's Christmas in a bottle.

Photo of virinow
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sebastiansboat
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ajm5108
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.72/5  rDev +33%

Photo of JamesMN
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before end: 7/10/15.

Appearance: Honey brown in color with great clarity. Fluffy white head.

Aroma: Dry yeast esters with hints of pear and coriander.

Taste: I don't have much experience with Blonde ales, mostly because the ones I've tried have been quite bland. Leffe has a really nice sweet bready malt base, crisp hop bitterness and a mix of pear, fig, and coriander from the yeast that makes for a refreshing experience. It has a very interesting balance. The sweet malt and bitter hops seem to take turns taking over the palate. The finish is crisp and the aftertaste has a nice burst of yeasty esters. If I didn't know better I'd think this was higher than its moderate 6.6% ABV. The amount of flavor and clean taste suggests a higher ABV beer. Really well done.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium in body, with an average carbonation level for the style. Quite smooth despite the effervescence. Great drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Honestly, this one sat in my fridge for several months before I finally pulled the trigger. I'm not a huge fan of Belgian ales in general but beers like Leffe prove that it is possible to appreciate any style. The nuances in Leffe's flavor make all the difference. Would I drink it again? Sure.

Photo of seedyone
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04/24/13 At home. In bottle. Full bodied Belgian. Substantial flavors. The yeast are bready & the finish is citrus. Not for everyone, so there'll be more for me.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.87/5  rDev +9%

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4.52/5  rDev +27.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Gajo74
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

I had this immediately after giving a poor review to Stella Artois. By comparison, this one was much better. At least it had a sweet taste and aroma that was pleasant enough. Ultimately however, it did not have much bite to it. A pretty plain beer and nothing special. I first had this beer in Brussels of all places many years ago and thought I was being worldly. Sadly, this was before I got into craft beer. When I think back on all the amazing Belgian beers I could have enjoyed on this trip, I kick myself.

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3.72/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: almost crystal clear; SRM approx.. 5-6; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; light lacing;

S: clove, banana, bubble gum; a little green apple;

T: follows the nose - a pretty good balance between banana, clove, and bubble gum; a little sweet; no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: nice representation of the style;

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3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,159 ratings.