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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,215 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 3,215
Reviews: 1,251
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 42
Gots: 424 | 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 kamilgracki
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It is hard to believe that I have never reviewed this beer! I have drank it many times over, both on draft and from a bottle. I spied this guy with my little eye in the singles case at Country Garden Six Pack on Friday and I could not resist.

From the bottle: "Anno 1240"; "Belgian Ale [-] Abbey Ale"; "Deliciously soft and subtle"; "Savor the Mystery of the Ages. Award-winning Leffe Blonde is a full-bodied deep golden ale that is surprisingly subtle and delicate. Belgium's classic abbey ale is best served in its own chalice-shaped glass, accentuating the ale's aroma and creating the perfect head."

I Pop!ped the cap and gave it a good pour into a chalice (although not a Leffe), forming two fingers of dense, eggshell-white head with great retention. Color was Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a soft maltiness, underlain by both a grassy hoppiness and even a slight yeasty quality. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, but with loads of CO2 bubbles. The taste was fruity, like mixed fruit, undoubtedly a result of their yeast strain and its inherent esters. It was eminently drinkable and I was crushing it as I looked down and over half of it was already out of my glass and into my neck. The finish was semi-sweet, fruity, estrous, but the yeast had done its job and rendered it with a dryness that could not be overlooked.

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

Photo of Moe_Lasses
3.02/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kettle1
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,215 ratings.