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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
80
good

2,751 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 2,751
Reviews: 1,207
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 26
Gots: 177 | 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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CoverMePorkins

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-21-2012 19:28:06 | More by CoverMePorkins
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Kopfmeister60

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-21-2012 16:25:01 | More by Kopfmeister60
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Theheroguy

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a Belgian Pale Ale , a collaboration between Inbev and the Abbey De Notre Dame de Leffe. If it matters to you whenever you purchase this ale (as with all abbey ales) some of the money goes to the monks who brew it. This isn't my favorite BPA it lacks that Belgian yeast/funk flavor and its slightly too sweet for my taste. This could be due possibly to the fact that it's brewed with corn. The flavor is a lot less complex that one would expect for a Belgian. Its a great drink none the less (especially for its price a bomber was $5). I recommend it, above average but not great.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 20:28:01 | More by Theheroguy
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mttdls

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-19-2012 19:23:37 | More by mttdls
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Bayern1971

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leffe Blonde, my gateway into the wonderful world of golden Belgian ale. I have no idea why this is classified as a "Pale Ale" as there's nothing pale about this full-bodied beauty. Pours a nice golden hue into a Duvel tulip-glass. A bit heady which dies down much too quickly with light lacing. Smell is tart, bright and slightly clovey like a German Weizenbock. Mouthfeel is mellow carbonation and no trace of alcohol even though it's 6.6% alcohol. Tastes slightly sweet with a nice interplay of sweet yeasts against tart hops, leaning more sweet at first sip, almost like it's a Weissbeer with identify problems. Finish is smooth and you can't wait to take another sip. Now that Leffe is distributed everywhere these days (even my local WalMart has it), it's a great value for those seeking a nice, slightly-complex golden Belgian on the cheap.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 00:44:00 | More by Bayern1971
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sami

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.3%

09-17-2012 22:00:07 | More by sami
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mgironta

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-16-2012 18:14:47 | More by mgironta
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gshackles

New York

3/5  rDev -15.3%

09-15-2012 14:05:09 | More by gshackles
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear yellow, high to extreme carbonation, three finger head with some lacing.

S-Wheat, clove banana, spice and lemon.

T-Very similar to the nose, mainly clove and banana but neither brings a lot of flavor. The mesh well together though.

M-Light in body, high in carbonation again, easy drinking.

O-A run of the mill BPA, nothing offensive, a decent beer to give to someone who doesn't care for beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 02:58:41 | More by rlee1390
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-14-2012 02:08:38 | More by grumpygerman
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Kornoms

Texas

4/5  rDev +13%

09-12-2012 21:22:09 | More by Kornoms
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JVan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-10-2012 15:33:12 | More by JVan
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber copper in color with a thin white head and a lot of carbonation.

Smell: Smell of wheat and cloves.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth and light bodied. Well balanced. Mostly cloves and banana flavors up front with a hint of grass.

Overall: Not my first choice at all, but credit were due. I personally don't care for the overwhelming clove flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 15:06:13 | More by Cavanaghty
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Checkurtone

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

09-08-2012 20:58:02 | More by Checkurtone
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Snipe-Snout


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-06-2012 22:16:46 | More by Snipe-Snout
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pschul4

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer was "highly recommended" by one of my friends. I hope she doesn't let me down

A- I don't know if I'd call it an explosion of head but I didnt get the whole bottle into my pint glass. Golden color as expected with 3 inches of white head that didnt fall back too quickly

S- Belgian yeast BIG TIME nothing else stuck out of the nose for me.

T- Some candied fruit flavors come through but the belgian yeast just dominates everything

M- A little less carbonation could go a long way

O- Keeping in mind this is a BPA it's quite good. I however am not a fan of the style and likely won't put any more of my money towards this one

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 04:27:25 | More by pschul4
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m0ntels

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-03-2012 22:10:01 | More by m0ntels
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Soma474


5/5  rDev +41.2%

09-03-2012 02:36:06 | More by Soma474
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Phillip_Collins1219

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-02-2012 03:56:45 | More by Phillip_Collins1219
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SierraDeuce

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-01-2012 23:23:22 | More by SierraDeuce
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RoseMClark


4/5  rDev +13%

09-01-2012 16:00:42 | More by RoseMClark
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Jerid

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-29-2012 12:08:02 | More by Jerid
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DioS

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-28-2012 19:50:16 | More by DioS
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-28-2012 02:14:46 | More by djcreepshow
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beerpadawan

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-27-2012 16:52:12 | More by beerpadawan
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 2,751 ratings.