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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,885 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 2,885
Reviews: 1,211
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 29
Gots: 240 | 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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carlos_fleico

Massachusetts

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.

08-29-2014 02:44:17 | More by carlos_fleico
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RoyalT

Ohio

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.

09-26-2003 01:10:30 | More by RoyalT
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LouderThanDevil667


4.2/5  rDev +18.3%

09-02-2014 15:25:15 | More by LouderThanDevil667
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Dinobambam


3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-02-2014 01:47:23 | More by Dinobambam
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Igormatos

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-02-2014 00:30:29 | More by Igormatos
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sengelha

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-01-2014 22:00:26 | More by sengelha
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Dec27


3.89/5  rDev +9.6%

09-01-2014 18:51:09 | More by Dec27
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jakethomp

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-01-2014 15:45:47 | More by jakethomp
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Sergio_Pereira

Mozambique

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

09-01-2014 15:42:33 | More by Sergio_Pereira
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h2wtr

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-01-2014 06:06:06 | More by h2wtr
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slym

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

09-01-2014 01:11:04 | More by slym
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kevofficiel

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

Leffe Blonde, one of the most popular beer in Europe.
Nice orange, gold color.
Lots of carbonation as I notice almost 2 fingers of head.
Nice smelling almost the same as the Hoegaarden.
And the taste... its like an Hoegaarden (fruity, orange and citrus) with more ABV and more character and lots of carbonation.
Even its a 6,6 ABV u don t fell that much the alcohol that's why it deserve a good 4/5
So would I recommend it ? Absolutely YES !

08-31-2014 23:55:44 | More by kevofficiel
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-31-2014 12:32:16 | More by edhizdeid
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PorterHaus666

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

08-31-2014 06:18:26 | More by PorterHaus666
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NandoPereira

Brazil

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-30-2014 22:31:18 | More by NandoPereira
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-30-2014 19:20:33 | More by Hellpop65
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callieokc


4.24/5  rDev +19.4%

08-30-2014 18:38:00 | More by callieokc
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Lady_Booze


4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

08-30-2014 14:42:52 | More by Lady_Booze
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev +7%

08-30-2014 13:29:04 | More by mattfancett
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PanamaD


3.48/5  rDev -2%

08-30-2014 01:45:24 | More by PanamaD
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KornWallace

New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%

Date: 8/29/14
Location: Halftime Mamaroneck
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Gold to Orange in color with a fluffy white head. Average retention. The beer is very opaque and easy to see through even without holding it up to the light.
Aroma: Very sweet malts start as us off. They give off an aroma near to sugar. There is a slight medicinal smell as well making me think cough syrup and sugar. The hop flavor is floral with a hint of vegetable.
Taste: There are those malts again, sweet and syrupy. Some wheats kick in where they missed in the aroma. Again that medicinal flavor is back. The hop flavor is minimal but you can tell it's there a touch of bittering flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium slightly syruped body. Medium to medium high carbonation. Some dryness to the mouthfeel. No flavors or even the mouthfeel last for that long.

08-30-2014 01:25:17 | More by KornWallace
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crabman111

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +40.8%

08-29-2014 16:21:12 | More by crabman111
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jesusfgcadiz

Spain

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

08-29-2014 09:53:24 | More by jesusfgcadiz
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-28-2014 17:12:15 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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Iason13


5/5  rDev +40.8%

08-28-2014 12:07:50 | More by Iason13
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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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