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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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2,965 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,965
Reviews: 1,218
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 31
Gots: 284 | 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 carlos_fleico
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.

carlos_fleico, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

RoyalT, Sep 26, 2003
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Jayamefu, Today at 01:19 AM
Photo of Ohsdrummer08
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Ohsdrummer08, Yesterday at 07:02 PM
Photo of DrunkEnTraining
4/5  rDev +12.7%

This is a good belgian blonde ale. Nice flavor, drinks well from a glass and it's on sale at my local supermarket for 5.99 a six pack. What more could you ask for?

DrunkEnTraining, Yesterday at 04:19 PM
Photo of aking32753
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

aking32753, Sunday at 09:40 PM
Photo of 12ozfan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12ozfan, Sunday at 02:14 AM
Photo of megamick
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

megamick, Sunday at 12:50 AM
Photo of JuhaP
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

JuhaP, Saturday at 07:53 AM
Photo of Alex93
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%

Alex93, Friday at 11:45 PM
Photo of mlongley88
2/5  rDev -43.7%

mlongley88, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of homebrew478
1.8/5  rDev -49.3%

homebrew478, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Mark-Leggett, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of edgarius7777
4.4/5  rDev +23.9%

edgarius7777, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Absalom
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Really mediocre for a beer that ought to have been perfected by the only country to have been brewing it for literal millenia, but alas, there are better Belgian Blondes out there.

Absalom, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of denisconrado
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Creamy and long-lasting foam, protecting the trail of scents and allowing sipping liquid interesting effect. Different hops, but the cost-benefit in Brazil...

denisconrado, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BKotch, Sep 22, 2014
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1.08/5  rDev -69.6%

BaconManic, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of badWolf161
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%

badWolf161, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Brew_42
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Pours semi cloudy and gold with a white head that dissipates quickly

Smells yeasty and boozy

Tastes spicy and yeasty. Slight tropical fruit flavor too.

Mouthfeel light body and medium carbonation

Overall kind of "meh" for a BPA

Brew_42, Sep 21, 2014
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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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