Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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3,394 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,394
Reviews: 1,309
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 56
Gots: 595 | FT: 0
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Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website

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 57md
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Honey in color. Funky nose. The flavor profile is malty and quite sweet.

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

Pours a light amber with copious carbonation and more than 2fb of white fine head. Smells of cereal, bubblegum, fruity light phenols, caramel. taste rather sweet malts up front with a mid note metallic twang of bitter and smooth, end note (sweet) but rather pleasant. Light to medium body, strong carbonation and goes well with bbq, not particularly complex but overall a rather pleasant blonde.
Overall - not as complex as other belgian blondes, a bit sweeter than I normally enjoy but in the right context (bbq, hamburgs, pizza) a great, light bodied and tastey accompainiement. Solid price point for the quality - better than most 'macrobrews' and I wouldn't hesitate to buy this to attend a tailgate, bbq or other party in which I was trying to find a decent beer at a reasonable price.

Photo of Marraybay
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden yellow with a thick creamy white head. For me, bubblegum is a very prominent note in the nose, with possibly some other funky tropical fruit as well. Taste is very sweet and smooth, with that bubblegum again surfacing in the middle. Although I'm typically not a huge fan of that note in wheat beers, here it seems to work. Paired this with tacos and corn and felt it was a nice fit. I do probably prefer the brown leffe a bit more, but I'd have no qualms drinking this.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a clear amber body.
The aroma is fruits: plum and apricot, and grains.
The taste is mild sweet with background lemon bitterness.
The texture is airy and light with a nice fizz.
Nothing special but fine enough.

Photo of ttango
4.44/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A consistently dismissed beer due to ownership by InBev. Pity because Leffe Blonde is an excellent example of the style. "Better" abbey blondes generally have too much of everything for my tastes. I'm looking for something with the requisite Belgian esters that's also lighter, crisper and with less of a lingering mouth-feel than a beer like a St Feuliien blonde -- and Leffe delivers as well as any in the style. As a non-sweet beer drinker, this beer is sweeter (to me) than most any beer that I consistently drink with flavors reminiscent of candy corn. But the sweetness is pleasant as it is balanced by a slight acidity and wheat-flavored undertones. A winner. InBev or not.

Photo of GOBLIN
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I can not understand, what I consider to be severely unwarranted low ratings for this beer. No, it's not barrel aged, double hopped, triple hopped or what ever. Maybe it is the Belgian equivalent of an adjunct lager . . . Who knows. What I can say is this . . . It's a very, very tasty and easy drinking Belgian beer ! And when did easy drinking become a bad thing ? Enjoy.

Photo of yonnie
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I find it kinda humorous that the Bros rated this as worse than Budweiser and Miller High Life. The Brune is better though.

Photo of 50wolves
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - pours golden clear with minimal carbonation, frothy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma - smells of florals, clovey, sweet and fresh. Taste - light tasting, overall it is a sweet beer mouthfeel - lacks astringency is creamy overall - I get a fresh vibe from the beer, creamy sweet easy tp drink, appearance is excellent in a tulip glass and smell is memorable and appreciable. Would highly recommend and would drink again.

Photo of Demi
2.29/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Only for refreshing, nothing for a good tasting. seconded

Photo of TopherBreski
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden color with a ton of carbonation and a head that never dissipates. Beautiful wheat smell with a little citrus.

Photo of Dikfour
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Crisp Clear golden color. Big Frothy head takes a while to dissipate. Mild Carbonation.

Smell: Heavy Belgian yeast but something seems a bit off, a little nutty and peppery.

Taste: Very, very much banana. a little nut on the back end.

Feel: Pretty dang solid mouth feel. Good body for a Belgian.

Overall: Pretty solid despite the BA rating. If anything its not a bad entry level belgian that makes for a decent budget option too. at 6.6% and $9 a six pack, it wouldn't be to hard to suck these things down all summer.

Photo of Donsolo420
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Like it. Nice Amber color with frothy head. Nutty taste . Goes down smooth.

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Ok for a quick six pack at the local store. Better than a lot of mass produced beer.

Photo of thorkelson
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of my favorite go-to Belgians. I don't understand the low rating because it's a very solid beer. Although it isn't the most complex, it's very light and has a great mouth feel.

Photo of Rivoire
1.8/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Only for refreshing, nothing for a good tasting

Photo of TreyDavidWood
4.79/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites. It's extremely crisp, flavorful, and refreshing.

Photo of Ryan4120
4.36/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Huge head. Smooth taste. Kind of reminded me of a hefeweizen

Photo of Zet
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice, but alas also a bit boring. Not a lot of complexity going on here.

Photo of kantormill
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Leffe blonde is visually pleasing with a rich golden coloring. Sickly sweet, nutty toffee with citrus rinds peaking out every now and then aromatically. Mostly rind and toffee in your mouth with the flavors intensifying after the finish. Very clean in your mouth with a decent amount of linger.

Photo of KennethLavrsen
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love this classical Leffe and I have enjoyed 1000s of them. A beer I never grow tired of. It has a wonderful smell and taste of malt. Not a hint of alcohol taste. A balanced beer. Fresh and beautiful. I enjoy the small 25 cl bottle in a real Leffe glas. A wonderful aperitif before a meal.

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

Had it for the first time in a while. I like Omer and Kwak a lot better, but this isn't quite as bad as I originally remembered. It went fairly well with a brownie as the sweetness of the brownie and the bitterness of the beer worked well together.

Photo of josanguapo
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The cheapest good beer that can be found in any spanish supermarket

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This stuff is really nice, very refreshing. I'd say it has a faint vanilla taste to it

It taste and smells similar to a German Weiss-Bier but doesn't have the cloudy yeasty side of it and is no where near as heavy. No swirling the bottle around to get the yeast out !

Photo of Lukasbane
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first time I tried it I hated this beer. But than I tried it again and allowed myself to enjoy it slowly. Thats how I saw how tasty it is! It's as if in each bubble of carbonation there is a spice hidden inside

Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.66/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Full of flower all floor.

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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