Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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3.08/5 rDev -13%
Clour is golden, small white head that doesn't last too long. Leaves a thin layer.
Smell is cloves, malt. It's quite light, there's a hint of fruit and some other spices, but it's a bit flat.
Taste starts sweet and spicy. Cloves, yeast, banana. Then some malts and more fruit, like plums. After it's warmed up a bit there's more cloves and sweetness, some korainder and other spices coming in. The sweet cloves gets a bit overpowering for my taste. There's hardly any hops to balance it out. Aftertase is more cloves, and only now a slight bitterness.
Mouth is medium with nice carbonation, but the spicyness doesn't really fit well with it.
It's not bad, but I don't care much for the heavy cloves and sweetness. It's a commercial beer ofcourse, but would be much better with more balance.
12-18-2012 19:38:33 | More by Maakun
3.88/5 rDev +9.6%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased in Wakefield, Rhode Island
A- Pours a golden clear body resembling an adjunct. The head is nice though, rises a good 3 inches before reduceing to a round chunk of foam in the center of the glass. Leaves some uniform lacing.
S- Unripe bananas, cloves, belgian spices, crackers, some slight skunk.
T- Wheaty, malty, nice banana notes mixed in with a spicy clove taste.
M- Medium carbonation, medium body. Pretty drinkable.
Overall I was pleasantly suprised with this beer. It definitely hits all the good points of a traditional belgian while still being affordable.
12-10-2012 03:15:20 | More by gcamparone
4/5 rDev +13%
Poured this into my Palm snifter glass, and watched the gorgeous two finger head sink gracefully down to a respectable cover into the honey colored body.
I'm smelling a very subtle clove aroma mixed with caramel, banana bread, white sugar and wheat. I'm liking this a lot.
What I taste is surgery sweet and fruity with just a kiss of peppery hop bitterness which balances things out just right.
The mouthfeel seems medium to heavy.
Overall I could, with out a doubt, recommend this one. I'm glad I tried this beer (the price was way right) and I look forward to more Belgian brews.
12-08-2012 04:10:25 | More by godlessape
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 2,860 ratings.