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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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2,933 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,933
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 30
Gots: 267 | 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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Photo of delzer13
3/5  rDev -15.5%

delzer13, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of iSip
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%

Leffe Blonde: I have had this beverage many times in Belgium, but that was too long ago, so I did pick one up at a store just to center my recollection. I broke out my Leffe glass (yes, I really do have one) for the occasion. Once poured, the Leffe is a perfect golden color, with a very thick head to it. The classic Belgian aroma sweeps over you: yeasty cinnamon rolls and gumballs. You know what I am talking about. The flavor is the same, strong up front, not too sweet and fades to a dry finish. There is a lightness to the Leffe Blonde that belies its Belgian origin. A great entry point to the Belgian experience.

iSip, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +12.7%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

2neardead, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

dreed3333, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

dvanhandel, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of larryi86
3.3/5  rDev -7%

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- A clear golden color with a three finger white head

S- Yeast, bananas, some spices, honey.

T- A weak version of the nose, get a weird almost wet grass flavor in the finish, spices and yeast help balance it out, but it is still there.

M- Light to medium body, a lot of carbonation.

O- Not bad but I would prefer to spend the extra money on something like Orval, disappointing compared to other Abbey Ales.

larryi86, Dec 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

bezakjon, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

ales4baldo, Dec 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

4balance, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of zaphodchak
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%

Half finger white had, golden clear body. Some lace.

Belgian yeasty funk on the nose, tons of coriander.

Nice light body, full of coriander and wheaty character. Sweetish, too.

Mouthfeel is slightly fluffy, good.

Tasty, and a good standby for a Belgian pale.

zaphodchak, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

blackened1339, Dec 10, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

codynevels, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +12.7%

A: Poured a clear, light golden color with good carbonation leaving a big white cap.

S: Honey, bread, floral and a hint of fruit

T: A little bit of fruits; apples, pears and some floral notes. Some bready notes, spice and light hop bitterness

M: Lighter to medium body ,plenty of taste

O: Enjoyable, flavorful and very drinkable. Good for the style

barleywinefiend, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

WritersBlock, Dec 09, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

gonger, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

cheapswiller, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

scootercrabb, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

spatendan, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

spacemanvt, Dec 07, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +16.9%

A: Pale gold, clear with small head but very pretty lacing. Poured into Leffe chalice.

S: Caramelized malt

T: Strong caramel, balanced hops provide good balance. Opulent dark notesevoke tasted birch and caramelized candi sugar.

M: Low attenuation, low carbonation provides a slow sipping experience.

atlason, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

bluntedboywonder, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of zhanson88
3.48/5  rDev -2%

Appearance: Pours a very pale, very clear light golden color. Fairly low carbonation. About 1/4" white head forms, which has low retention and lacing.

Smell: A bit of pale malt peeks through, with Belgian yeast, citrus, and spice.

Taste: Pale malts, Belgian yeast, with some citrus and spice. Some light florals on back end as well.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with low carbonation; a bit prickly. Overall, drinkable as hell and pretty tasty. Goes well with Greek food.

zhanson88, Dec 06, 2011
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 2,933 ratings.