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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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2,939 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,939
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 30
Gots: 270 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001)
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3.16/5  rDev -11%

MaxOhle, Dec 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 19, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev 0%

Poured from the tap in Bruges, Belgium.

This beer is a light amber/gold colour with a frothy, white head. The taste is sweet and and malty with a hint of banana. The beer is quite carbonated, more-so than more beers, but just right for a Belgian blonde. Very nice drink-ability.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

NilocRellim, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of MikeDippel
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%

Poured from a bottle to glass. Light golden clean, clear, and bubbles.

I enjoyed the fruity yeast smell.

Standard Belgian taste that goes down nicely.

High amount of carbonation, which was nice in a Belgian blonde.

I would recommend this Belgian blonde as a solid staple blonde. It completes the basics of what a blonde should be.

MikeDippel, Dec 19, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -13.2%

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.

Maakun, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rjvanston, Dec 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Vigilante, Dec 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Chetti, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

KatieKaBoom, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mchen, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Torch20, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Evan47, Dec 10, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

gcamparone, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

cliff1066, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

godlessape, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

finado, Dec 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

HellesTrinker, Dec 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Topolino, Dec 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

BigRob329, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

mwar, Dec 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rolive, Dec 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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