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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Not Rated.
Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde

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2,941 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,941
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 30
Gots: 272 | 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)
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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

MemoGamero, Friday at 01:49 AM
Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Appearance – Amber in the glass and supports a reasonable head at the start but this dies off quickly and leaves only moderate lacing behind.

Smell – There is a slight smell of charcoal from this one along with some spice and sweetness I cannot quite put my finger on.

Taste – There is a sweetness with winter spices and plum that cannot be denied. In some ways it is almost like a spiced pear, which to be honest I have always hated.

Mouthfeel – Moderate carbonation and a boozy quality.

Overall – The after taste is very sweet and it does tend to linger a lot longer than you would want it too. Still, the second glass is a lot nicer than the first, which I put down to the strength numbing the taste buds, so if you plan on drinking this over a day it is not completely awful. It is well spiced and probably a good example of the style but it is not to my liking. Sorry to the people at Leffe!

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Thursday at 05:21 PM
Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Nose: bread, fruity esters - faint pineapple and apricot with a suggestion of banana, honey, spice
Pours brilliant blond gold under a 2"+ persistent and lacy bone white foam cap.
Starts slightly sweet, hints of lemon, pineapple and apricot, light caramel honey, light hop bitterness on the finish
Medium to medium light body, medium high carbonation, creamy, finishes a touch sweeter than dry
This is a drinkable but not outstanding beer and as a lighter beer is susceptible to handling issues. When fresh, a decent alternative to industrial lager. When old, which is often, it picks up wet cardboard flavors which dull the fruits.

pat61, Thursday at 01:57 PM
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

Declanmeehan, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ando1331, Sep 11, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +18.3%

poohbearzeccola, Sep 11, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -9.9%

MattGrimley, Sep 10, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +18.3%

joeridewit, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

AnitaBrewski, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Omnikin, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

johnwetterstrand, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Brams17, Sep 09, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -0.8%

Flavio_Gama, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Ceragan363, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

mediumrare, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Antiantianti, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

kevinmaher, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jp312, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Nate_Christian93, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

awesomea, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

probert, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

EdFed, Sep 06, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured into an IPA glass.

The beer is a solid golden color with a soapy white head. Massive webs of lacing remain on the glass. The aroma is very spicy with minimal bubblegum sweetness coming through, as well as some slight booziness. The taste offers a malty beginning and too has the booziness affect the taste. Hidden are the banana and clove notes. There is a peppery finish. Mouthfeel is dry.

Overall, this beer has plenty to offer in the taste profile but is overshadowed by the ABV, oddly enough.

JuicesFlowing, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

StrayteEDGE, Sep 05, 2014
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 2,941 ratings.