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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,255 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 3,255
Reviews: 1,261
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 45
Gots: 456 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

No notes at this time.
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Photo of B14
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of TheStig
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured with a persistent two-finger head. Moderate lacing.

Smell is slightly musty, with some overripe fruit notes.

Mouthfeel is smooth. Not as smooth as an altbier. Slight astringency. Taste is fruity, but without anything definite. Bubblegum, perhaps. If I had to pick, I'd place it near a fruit smoothie, with all of the different fruits blended together into one (not unpleasant) flavor. Some grassy undertones, a hint of wheat.

Like others have said, it's a good way to introduce people to the world of Belgian beer, but compared against the rest of the plethora of Belgian beers, it falls flat.

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of brmietus
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of devilben02
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks great after the pour, with a golden, light orange-yellow color beneath a massive, fluffy, meringue-like, eggshell-colored head. The aroma is light but pleasant, with a musty yeast character at first that gives way to a combination of light biscuity malts and some bright grassy/floral characteristics. The flavor is similarly a combination of biscuits, grass, and dried herbs. The medium body and light, fine carbonation let this one linger in the aftertaste longer than I'd prefer, though. Overall, this beer is light and drinkable yet has some substance.

Photo of jeffeljefe
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of mungus
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of chuck_vindaloo
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of estevaom
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of GORUM
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Campodog
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of BigCheese
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of dcellis
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of jcomp21
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of NOLANDMAN
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of squarebottle
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of gcgarcia
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jar2574
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Nice white head and good lacing. Mild smell of bananas, yeast, breadiness and malts. Taste is banana, yeast, breadiness, malty rather than hoppy.

Could have used more zest, flavor, or smell. It's pretty mellow. Not much exciting about this beer but it's not a bad one to try.

Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of brownwc2
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much the Megadeth of Belgian beers,
a place to enter to an alternative scene, square, decent and rock solid then soon forgotten with obscure choices.

Wheat like look, wheat like nose wheat like taste.

Golden and not to heavy, traces of banana bread.

Decent and a standard to be met.

Photo of Luigi
3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours out a clear rich golden color with mild carbonation and a rich two/three finger head.

The aroma is sweet, kind of like honey. There is a hint of Belgium yeast, which give a little bit of a bread hints to this ale. Light fruits but, nothing is prominent. A rather weak aroma even though all the characteristics of a BPA are present.

The taste is very much the same, as it carries all the characteristics of a BPA. Yet, these flavors are not very strong. Hints of sweet ripe fruit are the most dominate flavor.

The finish is rather slick on the palate yet clean. If you are familiar with Belgium ales, they tend to be unfiltered and more pungent in the fruit aromas. Either way, this ale went down easy, but I have had much better.

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,255 ratings.