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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde

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3,001 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,001
Reviews: 1,220
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 34
Gots: 293 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website

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 TWebb
1.29/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Someone left the beer out in the yard...
Really, rather than drink Leffe Blonde, try this instead (it's cheaper, more sanitary, and tastier):
find the cheapest, nastiest malt liquor. Pour some in an open bucket. Get a dead mouse. Drop it in. Catch 6-8 live cockaroaches. Throw them in. Stomp and kill 3-4 more cockaroaches. Throw them in. Let this sit out in 90 degree heat for 5 days (cover if rain approaches). Pour it back in the bottle, being careful to spill as much as possible, and put it in the refrigerator. Never ever drink it. Give it to the beersnobbiest person you know and tell them it's the newest high dollar Belgian thing. Just watch and listen. They will swirl it around, think for a moment, and tell you it's much like Leffe Blonde, only better.

TWebb, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of D-HopSupreme
1.31/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Floral scent, taste and aftertaste, much like rose water. Normally I'd admire such a quality but here it was overpowering and did not fit whatsoever. Aftertaste in particular was a long sustaining, corny and flowery blend that was enough to make you gag.

At least it looked palatable...

D-HopSupreme, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Keegan
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

Keegan, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of twizzbeatz
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

twizzbeatz, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of bahbahblacksheep
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

bahbahblacksheep, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of mclanem
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer looked totally normal at first, golden color had little head to it, and smelled kinda sweet. To my surprise when I drank it, this is the worst beer I have ever had period, maybe it is just me I don´t like sweet beer but this was terrible I did not take a mouthful or drink more than first touched my tounge on first sip. NOT for those who don´t like sweet beer. BAD BAD BAD

mclanem, Jan 01, 2006
Photo of Clemsontiger81
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

Clemsontiger81, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of tennisoscar1
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

tennisoscar1, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of thourgood
1.73/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: brownish gold _ viscous.
S: malt, fruit, acitone
T: bitter and sweet at the same time.
Mg: sickening
Db: I drank several.. but u didn't like it
Ov: not good. I did not enjoy this beer. Too much raw malt taste and no balance whatsoever. Lots of carbonation but viscous at the same time. Gross.

thourgood, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of ChanceK
1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

ChanceK, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of caseyrobertson
1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

caseyrobertson, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of tizride
1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

tizride, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of jdavidk93
1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

jdavidk93, May 27, 2014
Photo of KenC
1.78/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A_Nice straw yellow color, medium head. Noted the carbonation.

S_Just OK, yeast aroma. This is followed by a bit of hay.

T_Like it smells... yeast and hay. The finish is dry with a ton of alcohol.

M_Medium feel with an alcohol linger. Liked the carbonation.

D_It's well made beer, just nothing that appealed to me. I won't bother with this again. The aftertaste was the final "straw".

KenC, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of homebrew478
1.8/5  rDev -49.3%

homebrew478, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Nova33096
1.84/5  rDev -48.2%

Nova33096, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of AgentZero
1.88/5  rDev -47%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - It's golden, with some bubbles coming to the top. Big head, some lacing.

S - There isn't a whole lot of smell on this one, it's like someone took a beer and just turned the volume down on it.

T - This is just horrible. Maybe I got a bad bottle, tastes like metal and copper. Disgusting.

M - Other than the bad taste, light bodied, sits alright in the mouth, decent carbonation.

D - Once again, easy enough to drink, other than the horrible taste that makes me want to spit it out.

AgentZero, Aug 17, 2009
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
1.93/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is a pretty bland, processed tasting Abbey ale.

The pour reveals a deep gold beer with a copious ivory head that recedes quickly. It leaves lots of lace behind. The aroma is of perfumey Belgian malts and sugars, quite sweet really. There a subtle spicyness in the nose as well. The taste is flawed. It starts of quite well with a passable malt presence and good spiceyness. Then a metallic saccarine sweetness emerges. The mouthfeel and drinkability of this beer is ruined by the sweetness. It leaves a chemically aftertaste thats not pleasant at all. Ive experienced this with other bottles as well. This is definitely a beer Im staying away from.

CAMRAhardliner, Dec 08, 2004
Photo of kaneel
2/5  rDev -43.7%

kaneel, Aug 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of TheWillMitch
2/5  rDev -43.7%

TheWillMitch, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Anatole
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Anatole, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of bobojuice
2/5  rDev -43.7%

bobojuice, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of siddhartha
2/5  rDev -43.7%

siddhartha, Sep 28, 2012
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,001 ratings.