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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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2,929 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,929
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 30
Gots: 265 | 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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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!

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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 2,929 ratings.