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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
80
good

2,751 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 2,751
Reviews: 1,207
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 26
Gots: 177 | 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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rudyarmand

Georgia

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

I have been enjoying Leffe Blonde for awhile. I first discovered it while pub hopping in London last year. It was different from the other great English draft ales that I had been drinking. Back in the USA, I noticed that it was available at Taco Mac in Atlanta. Fortunately I had to return to Europe on business this spring and got to drink Leffe Blonde at Heathrow Airport, Amsterdam, and best of all in Brugges (Belgium). There is an Irish pub next to the Crown Plaza there that had Leffe Blonde on tap and it was truly excellent. My associates and I sampled many different trappist ales while in Belgium, but Leffe Blonde was available in most bars and we loved it! Some people are voicing negative opinions about this beer because it is now being distributed internationally by a large cartel. If that enables me to enjoy it more often in Atlanta, then I can't view that as a bad thing. Try Leffe Brun-its even better!

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2005 15:42:44 | More by rudyarmand
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Mitchster

Michigan

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

Didn't really know what to expect, as this was an Interbrew product and we all know they are seen as devils in the brewing community. I have had a few other Leffe products and really enjoyed them. This one pours out to a clear yellow-golden, forming a nice-sized rocky white head with very good retention and excellent lacing. Carbonation is moderate...not quite as brisk as many other triples/Belgian Pales, which is fine with me. The aroma is crisp and clean with vanilla, honey, cantaloupe, and cloves. Slight mineral profile in the nose. Deceivingly light powdery body with a very weak saccharin syrupiness, but not at all distracting. Dry finish with sharp mineral notes. The taste is like the aroma...lots of cantaloupe and honey, mild apricot and orange with a very mild grassy bitterness towards the end, finishing with big tropical fruits and cloves peppered throughout. Alcohol is not noticeable in flavor or aroma. Grass lingers in the aftertaste. Well-balanced middle sweetness and late hops bitterness. Drinkability is very nice.

This is probably the easiest to drink Belgian Pale that I've had that doesn't skimp on flavor, dumb down for the masses, or deviate from the style. Thoroughly refreshing, and it doesn't cause palette fatigue (unlike Unibroue products...despite being awesome, I can only drink so many) Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
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A: Crystal clear and golden - OK, they cheat and filter it so don't really deserve a lot of praise for the clarity but nevertheless a rich and appetising colour. A nice. bright white Belgian lace head which lasts well.

S: Malty with hints of honey and fruit.

T: Full of rich malty flavour. The aftertaste is honey and there is some nice floral and earthy complexity - probably from the yeast strain used. The hop bitterness balances the beer well, though the taste is definitely on the sweeter side.

M: Rich and fluffy with a fairly high level of carbonation.

D: Highly quaffable. The taste is clean enough that you could happily drink this all night.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 2,751 ratings.