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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,212 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 3,212
Reviews: 1,249
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 42
Gots: 418 | 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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2.01/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is a pretty bland, processed tasting Abbey ale.

The pour reveals a deep gold beer with a copious ivory head that recedes quickly. It leaves lots of lace behind. The aroma is of perfumey Belgian malts and sugars, quite sweet really. There a subtle spicyness in the nose as well. The taste is flawed. It starts of quite well with a passable malt presence and good spiceyness. Then a metallic saccarine sweetness emerges. The mouthfeel and drinkability of this beer is ruined by the sweetness. It leaves a chemically aftertaste thats not pleasant at all. Ive experienced this with other bottles as well. This is definitely a beer Im staying away from.

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2.08/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.11/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Golden Brown/ Amber
S: Grains and Wheat, Some fruit notes
T: Blend of tainted licorice and syrup, abrasive smokey bitter aftertaste
M: Light mouthfeel
D: Difficult to put down one of these, no less six
Overall: Not a very good taste, avoid, if possible

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2.14/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Best by 22SEP13

Golden with some white sheet and excellent clarity. Smells like standard belgian yeast with some metallic tones and a bit of banana and petunia. Pretty uneventful nose. Flavor is buttery with banana and some soil along slight coriander and bits of belly button lint. Medium bodied with mild carb and a slicking finish. Not impressed with this and will likely not visit again.

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2.14/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I was shocked when I tasted this beer to review it, so shocked in fact that I am almost sure this is a bad bottle, and may not be representative of the beer. The best before date is September 2011. I have drunk this beer many times before but haven't touched it for about three years.

A: The colour was a rich golden brown, with head that dissipated suspiciously quickly, leaving no lace at all. I last drank Leffe Blonde a few years ago and I recall it being fizzy and lacy.

S: Lots of grain, and some hoppiness. Almost smelt like an adjunct lager. No esters or other discernable smells anywhere.

T: Alcohol, like drinking a shot of vodka and nothing else. The taste was vile. All I got was alcohol in my mouth. I am almost suspecting that someone spiked this bottle.

M: The strong alcohol taste pretty much killed it for me. Can feel next to nothing after that.

D: Shockingly bad.

The reason I am so shocked is that I used to LOVE drinking this beer until it became too pricey for me about three years ago. I came back to try this beer and was shocked at how bad it was. I am sure this review will change as I am really sure that this bottle was just from a bad batch.

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2.15/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a sparkling highly carbonated gold, with a short one finger big bubbled head, which quickly dissipated to a film.
Fruity and yeasty aroma.
It's very sweet, far too sweet, other notes than come through show some complexity but they're overwhelmed. Bready, spicy and fruity taste. Notes of toffee and butterscotch.
Light body, coating from the sweetness.

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,212 ratings.