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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,210 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 3,210
Reviews: 1,249
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 41
Gots: 415 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

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Photo of Ale_Dog
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KillerJigger
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a fan but my wife really likes it! Have been trying to get out of my HOPPcentric ways. Seems to affect how beers w\o hopps taste and sometimes i'm to negative to them. Now i've decided to just drink more of the styles at a time to compare. Cheers to more tasting!

Photo of archyquaffer
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the 11.2 ounce bottle into a schooner glass. A moderate pour produces about a one inch creamy head that proves rather sticky. The beer is a pale ruddy golden with carbonation on the high side.

The aroma is somewhat faint- I detect some yeasty funk, banana, and maybe just a touch of herbal hops. The flavor is sweet, funky, bready, and estery, with touches of peppery spice. The mouth feel is creamy, with some barnyard, pepper and candy lingering into the aftertaste.

This beer has too much residual sweetness for my taste. There are a lot of flavors but they don't meld well and the unrelenting sweetness is a distraction.

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Joebono22
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waltc21
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boodz85
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheWellVaper
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikehughes2010
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Notation
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PostRockandCats
1.72/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

L: Beautiful Golden Amber with a Tall, soapy head.

S: Malty and fruity. Lots of banana.

T: Malty and sweet. Not balanced at all.

M: Light and bubbly

O: Not good. At all.

Photo of Marcos_Graziano001
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Subvette
4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroof1
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexRea
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kamilgracki
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It is hard to believe that I have never reviewed this beer! I have drank it many times over, both on draft and from a bottle. I spied this guy with my little eye in the singles case at Country Garden Six Pack on Friday and I could not resist.

From the bottle: "Anno 1240"; "Belgian Ale [-] Abbey Ale"; "Deliciously soft and subtle"; "Savor the Mystery of the Ages. Award-winning Leffe Blonde is a full-bodied deep golden ale that is surprisingly subtle and delicate. Belgium's classic abbey ale is best served in its own chalice-shaped glass, accentuating the ale's aroma and creating the perfect head."

I Pop!ped the cap and gave it a good pour into a chalice (although not a Leffe), forming two fingers of dense, eggshell-white head with great retention. Color was Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a soft maltiness, underlain by both a grassy hoppiness and even a slight yeasty quality. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, but with loads of CO2 bubbles. The taste was fruity, like mixed fruit, undoubtedly a result of their yeast strain and its inherent esters. It was eminently drinkable and I was crushing it as I looked down and over half of it was already out of my glass and into my neck. The finish was semi-sweet, fruity, estrous, but the yeast had done its job and rendered it with a dryness that could not be overlooked.

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

Photo of Moe_Lasses
3.02/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kettle1
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,210 ratings.