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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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3,255 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,255
Reviews: 1,261
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 45
Gots: 456 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

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3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant deep gold color with some copper hues. Lively carbonation in the glass. Off-white 2-finger head that has a moderate retention.

Cantaloupe, citrus, cilantro, celery seed, marzipan, wheat, over-ripe banana, melba toast. The overall feel of the nose is slightly reductive, but not in an unpleasant way.

The palate does not carry the reductive quality of the nose nearly as much. Sweet to the point of being slightly excessive. Banana, wheat, honeydew melon, lightly browned butter, white pepper, bubblegum and bread crust.

Medium bodied and slightly creamy. Carbonation is lively, but not excessive for the beer. Some alcohol heat on the finish. Slightly grainy on the extreme finish.

An interesting beer that shows many sides. Felt like it was a little too reductive.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am convinced now, beyond a shadow of any doubt that my favorite type of beer is an Abbey Ale. Damn, I love this stuff...

Leffe Blonde is a Belgian Abbey Ale that is absolutely great. It pours out a dark, honey colored, and with the thickest, whitest head I have ever seen - it truly is beautiful. This head has staying power, all the way down the chalise (which is the way to have this brew, trust me.) The scent from the beer is unique - not your normal hops and malts, but more citrus, coriander, and spices that mix together to provide an aroma unlike any other. It feels good, a little too much carbonation for my taste, but I can easily overlook that. Leffe has an aftertaste, but it's the kind you don't mind, really.

When I saw this at the local speciality shop, and saw it was an abbey ale, I had to try it - it was a birthday present afterall, and one that I just cracked open to my delight.

If you drink, please, don't drive. And if you're gonna drive, for cryin' out loud, don't drink. Stay safe!

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

Sampling right now on 3/9/14 but it has been over a year ago since I had one. 330ml (11.2 oz.) bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours lighter/medium amber with a 2-finger white foamy head that settles down to a thin layer on top. LOTS of sticky lacing. The aroma is of a fruity yeast and malt. Taste was sweet with even a hint of banana. Goes down easy. Overall, I was pleased with this one.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,255 ratings.