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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,210 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 3,210
Reviews: 1,249
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 42
Gots: 418 | 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

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Photo of acoldrick
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lifit
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BillBabbitt
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a beautiful, crystal clear, bronze color with a full, soft white foamy head. Nice aroma and a slightly sweet, intensely floral taste. Pairs well with a light pasta.

Photo of Barnoloid
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a large foamy head. Yeast and bread on the nose, with banana, bubblegum and clove right across the palate. Would have to be a small beer list for this to be my first choice though, doesn't show a great deal of quality.

Photo of Ordievet
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Looked pretty good smelled great but taste was "meh" a little sweet for my taste and didn't taste well with a burger. All in all I wasn't a fan it was just too sweet for a blonde and I are a burger with it and the taste still lingered. Tasted like I was drinking a weak perfume.

Photo of unclerob
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jmc181
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not terrible, not my favorite.

Photo of thommo_nk
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ianwolfman
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid begin blonde. It was priced well.

Photo of jaemeno3
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidSwords1201
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobbabar
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Starts off nice with subtle sweetness. Nice aroma. As go on sweetness becomes a bit to much. Works when drinking one or two when paired with food.

Photo of christopherw
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Morgluin
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Nearly transparent with a shiny golden colour. Has just under two fingers of head with decent retention and very little lacing.

Smell: This beer smells quite similar to a hefeweizen, with soft yet sweet aromas of banana and pear.

Taste: Upfront, there is a very sweet malt flavour that comes along with bold notes of banana and cloves, with a hint of pear. The finish is a tad underwhelming, being unexpectedly subtle. Very fruity, with a robust sweetness that some may find cloying. Has a faint, bready aftertaste.

Feel: Very sturdy medium body. Feels almost syrupy at times, yet smooth, with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall: The overall experience feels too clean and processed for a Belgian blonde. I would not recommend this one.

Photo of KMitch
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of utyata
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Paulieblaze
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok beer kind of flat

Photo of loudidonato
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnthonyMoran88
1.83/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Definitely not a great, not a nice taste or feel.

Photo of yuip
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I prefer beers which dont have that strong malty taste and this is a good example of that. Thin lacing, soft and pleasing aroma, an easy to drink beer that goes down without much of a "Bite" on your tongue.

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hreb
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

How have I not reviewed this beer years ago? Readily available, cost effective, and delicious. 11.2oz bottle served in a chalice. Best before 19/02/16. Aroma is mild but hints of Belgian yeasty goodness. Color is brilliant gold in color. Flavor is on the sweet side of balanced, with a distinctly Belgian Candi sugar note. Secondary flavors are of grass, ripe fruit, and of course clove. But all are subdued. This Belgian blonde is more drinkable than it is complex.

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,210 ratings.