Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,167 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 3,167
Reviews: 1,238
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 41
Gots: 381 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 330 ml bottle (best by May 30, 2014) into a tulip.

A-This is a decent-looking beer with a nice, dense, shiny, three-finger-tall head of white foam. The head drops leisurely into a collar. The brew is clear, with very little active carbonation, and is a yellow-tinted golden color.

S-The smell is sweet, surprisingly boozy/hot for 6.6%, and fruity. I detect apple and pear fruit, as well as a touch of banana/clove-scented doughy yeast. No hops bitterness.

T-The taste is also quite sweet with a mild, medicinal kick from the alcohol. Still apple and pear fruit, but also some bubblegum, with only the faintest, herbal bitterness from the hops. Again, I'm surprised by how hot this beer is for 6.6%.

M-A slightly aggressive carbonation livens things up, but I can't agree with the label that the feel is "soft." On the contrary, feel is slightly firm and crisp.

O-I like sweet, fruity, Belgians as much as the next guy, but this brew lacks hop balance and the mouthfeel leaves a little something to be desired. What one gets is a slightly hot, fruity sweet jumble of flavors that don't seem to integrate with one another. Are the worse beers out there?Definitely, but with so many great Belgian pales/blonds, this is not one that I would seek out again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Deep golden color and super thick, off-white, foamy head. Smell is belgian yeast with a hint of banana peel. Lace sticks around thickly. Malty sweetness on the tongue with Belgian yeast and a tad of booziness. A little bit of a smoky, woodsiness in the middle. Quick bitterness on the back and dry to slightly sweet aftertaste. Lacks the level of bitterness of other Belgian blonds like Duvel or Piraat. Light to medium mouthfeel and fairly carbonated. Not bad, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

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Pours a five finger white head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Honey and clove nose, flavor is flowery, honey and cloves. $7.99 for a 6-pak 330ml bottles from Market Basket Concord, NH.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce Euro Bottle. Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Golden. Crystal clear. Big, course, lumpy head that sticks around for a while. Nice lace on the glass.

Smell - Sour! Fruity.

Taste - Belgian sour. Cloves. Slightly spicy. Slightly sweet.

Mouth - A little bit oily (in a good way).

Overall - Yes; I know this is an InBev product (I knew something was up when I saw it on tap at a recent Angels game). Regardless, I like this beer. This beer has that Belgian sour flavor that we all love so much (and at a price mere mortals can afford). Lets refer to Leffe as "Belgian for Beginners."

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,167 ratings.