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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
80
good

2,703 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 2,703
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 23
Gots: 158 | 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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DKHNOVA

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

01-08-2014 01:36:54 | More by DKHNOVA
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stouty1

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another of the many biers my wife brought me from her trip to France (thank you, honey!). I was disappointed because she was limited to how much she could bring home and she accidentally bought two of these. However...

Poured a sweet nutty brown with a great foamy head which lasted forever (seemed like it anyway). Smells of citrus and a hint of bannana. Taste definitely proved my nose correct with the bannana and fruityness. Almost had a Hefe feel and taste to it. Maybe that's why I liked it so much. I couldn't get enough of this. I am so glad I had a full liter of it. Oh wait, and I have another. Thank God for mistakes!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2006 14:02:03 | More by stouty1
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Sailracer


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

03-24-2012 13:15:26 | More by Sailracer
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Kathy


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

03-18-2012 22:17:08 | More by Kathy
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JoannaFL


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

10-28-2012 03:20:53 | More by JoannaFL
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

05-26-2014 13:44:31 | More by Gottesverachter
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer falls into the "boy am I glad I bought this" category. Being a bit of a purist "Reinheitsgebot-ist" when it comes to malt beverages, I am not a real fan of Belgian beers. So when I saw the display of Abbey de Leffe at the local store, I was attracted first to the amazing packaging. But the BA reviews were good, so I tried it. Absolutely loved it. Rich, clear golden color with massive, foamy head that lasted and lasted (and then laced the glass all the way down). The spicy clove/banana hops hits your nose immediately, but subtlely. And the taste is reminiscient of the best Belgian white beers, but filtered to a smooth, bubbly gold and not too sweet. Extremly drinkable and one of the few I've enjoyed right down to the last swallow. Exceptional. I think I'll have another.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2006 23:52:45 | More by tugdriver7
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kilad

Norway

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

02-19-2012 13:34:02 | More by kilad
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Adjustify

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

03-19-2014 20:59:14 | More by Adjustify
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AlexLi

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

07-09-2014 19:15:39 | More by AlexLi
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JennuhJak

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

12-07-2013 15:02:49 | More by JennuhJak
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper colour, small white head - huge concentration of bubbles. Unlike most belgian pale ales I've had in the past, this is very clear, with no visible floaters.

S: Banana and clove, slight fruity sweetness.

T: Peppery clove taste, with a longlasting malt aftertaste - very well balanced.

M: Lots of carbonation - very refreshing, though perhaps a little watery.

I'm growing to love this beer - it may not be as complex as many other examples of the style, but at £4 a 4-pack it's definitely one of the best-priced beers available in UK supermarkets, and in my view the most enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 20:32:53 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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ADH


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

03-12-2012 22:37:07 | More by ADH
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Rusty_Pabst

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

02-25-2013 01:56:59 | More by Rusty_Pabst
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Braz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

11-23-2012 16:17:32 | More by Braz
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drewface

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

01-13-2014 03:01:36 | More by drewface
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danharrington99


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

03-12-2012 05:20:08 | More by danharrington99
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jeffeljefe

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

04-13-2012 00:46:49 | More by jeffeljefe
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WHYB

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: lots of clove, nice sweet fruity aroma as well (juicy fruit)

Appearance: Clean/clear golden color, small clean bubbles, white foamy head

Flavor: Spicy, (clove and pepper). The small bitterness, medium alcohol and med-high carbonation dry out this beer which I think would otherwise be considered sweet.
Still has the overall impression of sweet (which is balanced with the high spice) and the slowly drying finish, slight alcohol warming.

Mouth feel
Medium-Full, creamy, and a dry bubbly feel,

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 02:16:18 | More by WHYB
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BarHop510

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

02-22-2012 03:27:17 | More by BarHop510
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a clear golden color with a three finger white head with a easy pour that held to a half inch with a spotty lace. first whiff is of banana aroma that turns to clove and spice. taste, all i could think of was easter ham studed with clove, clove and spice predominate the taste. medium mouthfeel with good carbonation, lots of bubbles coming up through the beer. maybe not the best but still tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2007 18:41:24 | More by billybob
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KevMo84

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

05-19-2014 01:52:11 | More by KevMo84
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hockeybarbie

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

01-15-2012 08:24:03 | More by hockeybarbie
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jtswkd


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

07-29-2012 02:13:17 | More by jtswkd
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Drank on-tap at the Thirsty Scholar Pub, Somerville, MA

Poured a clear, straw yellow with a small, foamy head that faded to a thick ring of lace.

Aroma was fruity and sweet. Ripe fruits (strawberries and raspberries) were apparent, along with candied sugar and some cotton candy-like qualities.

Taste was sweet (almost honey-like) and fruity on the front end. Some candied sugar was apparent in taste as well. Yeast became quite noticeable mid-palate, along with citrus fruits (orange and lemon peel) and spices (coriander and clove). Clean, refreshing finish with a fair amount of hoppiness.

Rich, buttery, syrupy mouthfeel.

Drinkability was outstanding. This beer was sweet and flavorful, yet quite well balanced. Furthermore, the alcohol was not at all detectable. One of the most sessionable Belgiums I have had to date.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2006 05:39:45 | More by Damian
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 2,703 ratings.