1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Not Rated.
Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

3,008 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,008
Reviews: 1,221
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 34
Gots: 300 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Leffe Blonde Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,008 | Reviews: 1,221 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of brewbaker
4/5  rDev +12.7%

brewbaker, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330mL bottle into tulip. best before 14/10/12.

A: very bright, very clear golden. tons of fizz can be seen. bustling white head with good retention and picture perfect lacing.

S: a bit of sulfur. earthy, farm-y hop aromas. some malt. pretty fair, unexciting aroma for a BPA.

T: sweet malts there for sure. a fruitiness that reminds me of pears. a good, refreshing character from both the malt body and the belgian yeast. some hop flavors, but slightly muted.

M: mild, but refreshingly natural carbonation. i would call this body light, but on the verge of being medium.

D: i found this to be an enjoyable drinking brew. good flavor, but by no means overly impressive in any one area.

Jimmys, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of cowineaux
4/5  rDev +12.7%

cowineaux, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of grantino9
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

grantino9, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Openwyd
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Openwyd, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of RedFox
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

RedFox, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Jamstone714
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Jamstone714, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of weatherfreak87
1/5  rDev -71.8%

weatherfreak87, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

AndrewMichael, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Stoffel, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of mbmyers3
2/5  rDev -43.7%

mbmyers3, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high dense, bright white head that slowly lied down but left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and consistently kept a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of spicy yeast in the nose along with notes of bready malts and hints of floral hops.
T: The initial taste has some malty sweetness, which is somewhat balanced off by flavors of bananas, clove and spices towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied, slightly thick (for the style) and a bit dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a good entry-level beer for new drinkers of craft beer.

metter98, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of hawkmage
2/5  rDev -43.7%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of jkelley
3/5  rDev -15.5%

jkelley, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of whynot44
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark gold color with a decent frothy white head that retreats slowly leaving some nice lace.

The aroma is yeasty bread with a floral hops note.

The taste is in line with the aroma, bready, bananas, slightly sweet with a floral hops spice, a touch of cloves, reminiscent of a wheat beer.

Light medium bodied with plenty of carbonation, very easy to drink.

Overall a very pleasant brew that makes you want another.

whynot44, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of montauk7
3/5  rDev -15.5%

montauk7, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of plasma
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

plasma, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of americanbelgian
3/5  rDev -15.5%

americanbelgian, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -15.5%

cdwil, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of kmwilson76
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

kmwilson76, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +12.7%

educorgan, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of sommersb
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 12-26-2011
Freshness: Best by 07-07-2012
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Cervoise glass
Purchased: Single from Publix, Huntsville

A: Pours a brilliant, clear golden color, with a nice stream of bubbles coming from the bottom of my glass. The white head is big and billowy, with beautiful Belgian lace and very good retention.

S: Soft, pale malt aromas with also maybe some wheat characteristics. Other aromas are of citrus fruit and spices.

T: Fruity taste of citrus (mainly orange) with spices, malt sweetness and Belgian yeast notes. Very low bitterness present. This beer reminds me of a tripel, but not as strong.

M: Crisp and refreshing, with a light-to-medium body and a high level of carbonation. The finish is spicy and somewhat dry.

O: A well-balanced and highly enjoyable beer.

sommersb, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of RnRManifesto
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Beer is a transparent orange color with three fingers of foamy white head that sticks around a while after pouring. Big time lacing on the glass that sticks on the glass like glue. It's not going anywhere. Appearance is the best part of this beer.

Smell is of straw, grassy, grains. Not the most pleasant. Almost smells to me like a macro beer which doesn't set me up for a great taste experience.

Taste is much better than the smell. A little bit of Belgian spice, not too much. Some malty sweetness, but again, not a lot. This is a pretty smooth beer. It's not offensive, but also not spectacular. There's not really a lot going on. I'm not an expert on Belgians but this is certainly near the bottom of the list from the ones I've had, though, it's not bad, either. It's better than Stella, that's for sure!

RnRManifesto, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of chemtiger
2/5  rDev -43.7%

chemtiger, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of MacStinson
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

MacStinson, Dec 24, 2011
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,008 ratings.