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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,933 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 2,933
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 30
Gots: 267 | 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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Photo of carlos_fleico
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%

330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a translucent golden color with light hints of amber. About two fingers of a white foamy head with great retention, dissipates very quickly leaving thick lacing behind. A lot of carbonation - stems of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. (4.5)

S: Strong mix of wheat and barley malts - wheat predominates. Strong Belgian yeast aroma, fruity, cooked pineapple, apple, banana, grassy, orange zest and Belgian spices. (4)

T: Smell is richer than the taste. Alcohol is more apparent in the taste. Barley caramel malts, not a whole lot of wheat malts. Belgian yeast is still strong. The taste is very sweet upfront, but gets bitter as the beer fills the palate. (4)

M: Light to medium body, high carbonation, boozy. Refreshing and alcoholic sensation in the mouth after each sip. Lovely bready aftertaste. (4.25)

O: Even though this is a very simple and cheap Belgian Ale, this brew will always be special to me, considering it was the first Belgian Ale I've ever had. I can get this for the same price as most Adjunct Lagers/Euro Pale Ales at local liquor stores, so I never hesitate about what I'll buy when I want something cheaper. Leffe is the beer I always have in my refrigerator. (4)

Today I had a glass of Leffe with pasta, with red sauce and chicken breast. Surprisingly, it paired amazingly well. The sensation and aftertaste were absolutely great. I'll definitely try to repeat this combination.

carlos_fleico, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

Appearance – The body is light orange in color with some carbonation visible. The head was decent but went down rather quickly.

Smell – The yeast aroma was mixed with a strong orange scent. There were the standard Belgian spices at the nose as well.

Taste – This one is not bad. The yeast comes out more in the taste. There are few more fruits that show up such as ripe melons and grapes. The spicing is light and subdued.

Mouthfeel – There’s some good carbonation in there. This one went down smooth and easy.

Drinkability – This was a nice ale that went down pleasantly.

Comments – There’s nothing real exciting to this one, but it got the job done. It lacked the bite that I personally enjoy in a good BSPA, but went about its business successfully.

RoyalT, Sep 26, 2003
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Appearance – Amber in the glass and supports a reasonable head at the start but this dies off quickly and leaves only moderate lacing behind.

Smell – There is a slight smell of charcoal from this one along with some spice and sweetness I cannot quite put my finger on.

Taste – There is a sweetness with winter spices and plum that cannot be denied. In some ways it is almost like a spiced pear, which to be honest I have always hated.

Mouthfeel – Moderate carbonation and a boozy quality.

Overall – The after taste is very sweet and it does tend to linger a lot longer than you would want it too. Still, the second glass is a lot nicer than the first, which I put down to the strength numbing the taste buds, so if you plan on drinking this over a day it is not completely awful. It is well spiced and probably a good example of the style but it is not to my liking. Sorry to the people at Leffe!

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Thursday at 05:21 PM
Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Nose: bread, fruity esters - faint pineapple and apricot with a suggestion of banana, honey, spice
Pours brilliant blond gold under a 2"+ persistent and lacy bone white foam cap.
Starts slightly sweet, hints of lemon, pineapple and apricot, light caramel honey, light hop bitterness on the finish
Medium to medium light body, medium high carbonation, creamy, finishes a touch sweeter than dry
This is a drinkable but not outstanding beer and as a lighter beer is susceptible to handling issues. When fresh, a decent alternative to industrial lager. When old, which is often, it picks up wet cardboard flavors which dull the fruits.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 2,933 ratings.