Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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4.03/5 rDev +13.5%
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A: Pours a translucent golden color with light hints of amber. About two fingers of a white foamy head with great retention, dissipates very quickly leaving thick lacing behind. A lot of carbonation - stems of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. (4.5)
S: Strong mix of wheat and barley malts - wheat predominates. Strong Belgian yeast aroma, fruity, cooked pineapple, apple, banana, grassy, orange zest and Belgian spices. (4)
T: Smell is richer than the taste. Alcohol is more apparent in the taste. Barley caramel malts, not a whole lot of wheat malts. Belgian yeast is still strong. The taste is very sweet upfront, but gets bitter as the beer fills the palate. (4)
M: Light to medium body, high carbonation, boozy. Refreshing and alcoholic sensation in the mouth after each sip. Lovely bready aftertaste. (4.25)
O: Even though this is a very simple and cheap Belgian Ale, this brew will always be special to me, considering it was the first Belgian Ale I've ever had. I can get this for the same price as most Adjunct Lagers/Euro Pale Ales at local liquor stores, so I never hesitate about what I'll buy when I want something cheaper. Leffe is the beer I always have in my refrigerator. (4)
Today I had a glass of Leffe with pasta, with red sauce and chicken breast. Surprisingly, it paired amazingly well. The sensation and aftertaste were absolutely great. I'll definitely try to repeat this combination.
08-29-2014 02:44:17 | More by carlos_fleico
3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
Appearance The body is light orange in color with some carbonation visible. The head was decent but went down rather quickly.
Smell The yeast aroma was mixed with a strong orange scent. There were the standard Belgian spices at the nose as well.
Taste This one is not bad. The yeast comes out more in the taste. There are few more fruits that show up such as ripe melons and grapes. The spicing is light and subdued.
Mouthfeel Theres some good carbonation in there. This one went down smooth and easy.
Drinkability This was a nice ale that went down pleasantly.
Comments Theres nothing real exciting to this one, but it got the job done. It lacked the bite that I personally enjoy in a good BSPA, but went about its business successfully.
09-26-2003 01:10:30 | More by RoyalT
4/5 rDev +12.7%
Leffe Blonde, one of the most popular beer in Europe.
Nice orange, gold color.
Lots of carbonation as I notice almost 2 fingers of head.
Nice smelling almost the same as the Hoegaarden.
And the taste... its like an Hoegaarden (fruity, orange and citrus) with more ABV and more character and lots of carbonation.
Even its a 6,6 ABV u don t fell that much the alcohol that's why it deserve a good 4/5
So would I recommend it ? Absolutely YES !
08-31-2014 23:55:44 | More by kevofficiel
4/5 rDev +12.7%
Location: Halftime Mamaroneck
Appearance: Gold to Orange in color with a fluffy white head. Average retention. The beer is very opaque and easy to see through even without holding it up to the light.
Aroma: Very sweet malts start as us off. They give off an aroma near to sugar. There is a slight medicinal smell as well making me think cough syrup and sugar. The hop flavor is floral with a hint of vegetable.
Taste: There are those malts again, sweet and syrupy. Some wheats kick in where they missed in the aroma. Again that medicinal flavor is back. The hop flavor is minimal but you can tell it's there a touch of bittering flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium slightly syruped body. Medium to medium high carbonation. Some dryness to the mouthfeel. No flavors or even the mouthfeel last for that long.
08-30-2014 01:25:17 | More by KornWallace
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 2,886 ratings.