Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,385 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 3,385
Reviews: 1,302
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 56
Gots: 588 | 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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Ratings: 3,385 | Reviews: 1,302
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.

Photo of Pseudamon
4.93/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sensational... strength... taste... quality... Trappist sensibilities... Why the low marks people??? C'mon... This is amazing... I can taste a 1000 years culture in every sip...

Photo of sprat1960
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Golden in color; transparent. Pours with a 1+ finger creamy white head that dies down leaving a thin layer of foam on the surface of the beer and lacing on the sides of the glass. Lots of noticeable bubbles.

Smell: Slightly grainy mixed with malt.

Taste: Tastes like it smells. Slightly grainy, mildly malty and slightly sweet. Mild form of a typical Belgian blond, in my opinion. While there are better, I would gladly drink this again.

Feel: Light to medium body; not watery. Nice carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer. I thought it was a good, somewhat commercial form of a typical Belgian blond.

Photo of Jammyman
4.46/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brings back good memories of vol du nuit

Photo of Thepumpkinpiper
2.67/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

No comments on this one really, other than it seems to be widespread and quite popular - an easily attainable gateway into the world of Belgian beers.

Look - A rich golden colour with a pillowy white head that sticks around for quite some time.

Smell - Sweet, lots of banana and cloves.

Taste - Very sweet with tons of banana...almost too sweet for me. Some malt, cloves, but much is overshadowed by the sweetness.

Feel - A bit lighter than other similar Belgian beers, but overall a pleasant mouthfeel.

Overall, not a bad beer by any means, but I prefer Duvel's slightly sour maltiness to the sweetness of this one.

Photo of badgustav
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma - malty, rich, with fruity notes and an underlying sweetness. Hops are subtle.

Look - a deep gold, leaning towards copper. Head is rich and rocky, dissipating at a moderate speed.

Flavour - rich, sweet, and malty. A slight hop bite. Fruitiness doesn't come through to the flavour. As the beer depletes, so does the original maltiness.

Feel - a medium to light body, finishes slightly sweet and dry

Overall - a tasty beer, though the Blonde label seems misplaced. Very drinkable, but not terribly complex

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

Rather ordinary Belgian. Good, drinkable but nothing memorable.

Photo of woutervaneijk
2.82/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Nice and golden, frothy head. Taste is slightly off, smell's not too special. Nice carbonation.

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,385 ratings.