Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,167 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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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
Belgium

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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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a chalice

A: Pours a beautiful translucent gold with a creamy dense head that's just a tad darker than white.

S: Aroma is faintly spicy and lightly fruity with apricot and peach type esters, a little tinny as well.

T/M: Texture is very bubbly as the carbonation stings the tongue. Light fruit esters punch through the bubbles accompanied by white pepper and cardamom. Finish is a bit adjunct-like, rice or sugar perhaps. It's likely candi sugar but it doesn't taste like it.

A more flavorful beer than it initially lets on but it's all still subtle.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 8/1/13.

Pours a clear honey orange with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of Belgian yeast, grain, spices, and some banana. Taste is of grain and banana up front with spice and yeast flavors coming through more on the aftertaste. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a light carbonation with a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice light flavor that is very easy to drink.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a crystal clear golden blonde with a fluffy white head that retains well.

S - Sweet banana, cloves, coriander, fresh straw,

T - Follows the nose with yeasty banana bread, bubblegum, cloves, coriander, honey, thick pale malts, grassy straw, white pepper, finishes semi-dry.

M - Light and fluffy smooth texture, low to medium carbonation.

A full flavored BPA for sure. It's sweet but not cloying and well rounded. I really like this. Recommended.

Photo of Douberd
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured, from a bottle 300 ml. Gives a deep yelloy colour, with a two-finger head.. Aroma is fruity and quite pleasant,something between bananas and ..bubblegum? As carbonated as it is needed. Taste is fruity also with a bit of alcohol and leaves you with a bitterness. Overall, a quite nice beer.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of eonbluekarma
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours smoothly and thick. The head develops into a soapy, extra thick wonder. The smell is only glorious. Clove and sweet Belgian goodness. Taste is slightly sweet in the front with a great hop finish. Wish it was unfiltered. Not too flowery, but nice and sour. The mouth feel is smooth. Smooth. Smooth. If you are looking for a Belgian Blonde, drink this beer.

Moreover, I don't how Todd from BA can justify giving this beer a 2.2/5. Yes there are better Belgian Blondes in the world, but for a large scale product, Leffe Blonde is great.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Everydayoff
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap served in a Leffe chalice at the Belgian Beer Fest @ K Village, Bangkok.

Orange amber in color with medium thick white head with decent retention, it gradually recedes then left plenty of lacing patches, medium carbonated. The smell is caramel malted, honey, molasses and lightly toasted hint. Caramel malted and molasses sweetness also appear in the flavor with alcohol fusel touch through palate and some kick of hop bitterness to balance. The body is medium with smooth mouthfeel. Overall, on tap is still good and enjoyable with more balance between sweetness and bitterness portion than in bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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