Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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3,167 Ratings

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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

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001)
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of secondtooth
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clean, golden yellow, with a substantial head and big, loopy, and erratic lace.

Nose is light spices -- clove and coriander.

Flavor is sweet at first, but smooth, and followed by a peppery, almost fruity finish. This is a subtle and tasty brew, and a solid middle-level introduction to the wonders of Belgian-style ales.

Photo of Kathy
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of brutalist
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Richie71
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Intrinsic
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, there's really nothing interesting to say about Leffe. It's definitely better than most of the crap that's out there, but compared to other Belgians it's not that great. Its a more watered down, 'Americanized' version. The head is almost non-existent, which is not at all characteristic of this type of beer. I smell lots of yeast, some malt, not too bad I guess. The taste is watery. Thumbs down there. Overall, I can say I will buy this again, but only because there won't be anything else to choose from.

Photo of Shakerman
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of thekkk
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This used to be a nice change of pace I would buy when I was stationed in Germany. I would always be able to find this in French Supermarkets. There wasn't much else going but Pils & Exports on my side of the border, BBD of May 17 2013

Pours an effervescent honey color with a pinky of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Green apples. a touch of pear

S: Green & golden delicious apples up front, green banana, plus a bit of phenols, A touch of juicy fruit mixing with touch of dirt & more green banana. Finishes with green apple skin & a bit of cheap boozey cider

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, decent balance

A okay take on the style, always liked the darker leffe better

Photo of rcatalano
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of beerbiatchMD
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Le Manoir in Paris, France into a 50 cL Abbaye de Leffe glass.

A: clear golden yellow with small rimming of white head, good lacing.

S: light Belgian spice and yeast. Hints of floral and bubble gum. Not amazing for a Belgian beer but decent.

T: again lightly yeasty and distinctly Belgian. Though besides the floral tones reminds me a bit of a mass-produced lager than a Belgian ale.

M: crisp, refreshing, light. Good carbonation. Not a bad mouthfeel but certainly nothing amazing here.

O: overall not bad, though for a Belgian ale this is not one of the top tier from that country. I'd drunk it again if at another restaurant abroad that has a meager choice, but wouldn't recommend to be sought out.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

Photo of MDDMD
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-golden color with a nice thick head and good lacing

S-cloves and tropical fruit/bananas with a heavy yeasty presence

T-heavy sweetness and fruit with hints of cloves, sweet malt

F-medium to heavy body with light carbonation, a slightly syrupy feel

O-nothing special here, too sweet and overall not a stellar example of this style

Photo of muddyh2oblues
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of cbutova
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours out a golden hue with a massive, foamy white head. Retention is impressive and thick lace forms as the head begins to fall down. Big lace patches all around the glass.

S- Bread and Belgian yeast mostly up front. Sweet light malts, raisin and dark fruits in here as well. Kind of fades out with time, hard to pick up after a while.

T- A lot sweeter here than I would have expected. Has a light fruit, sort of grape feel with a big table sugar feel. Yeast spice (clove, coriander), banana esters, raisin, apple, bread and light malts.

MF- Creamy light body with a foamy, high level of carbonation. Finishes cloying with very lower bitterness.

Started off decently but the sweetness grows a ton. Just doesn't do it for me because the fruit and yeast flavors are decent but don't get past the cloying sweets.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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