Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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2.05/5 rDev -42.1%
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
10-02-2010 07:27:50 | More by rmoriar1
2.08/5 rDev -41.2%
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.
03-04-2004 23:45:37 | More by mschofield
2.08/5 rDev -41.2%
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.
06-08-2010 08:05:56 | More by bala747
2.1/5 rDev -40.7%
Pours nice from the tap good blond color strong body. Nice head thick white chewy hung around for the whole drink their was a good amount at the bottom of the glass when I was done. nice aroma of pairs and some type of herb. Highly carbonated. Sweet malt quality
a little to sweet so much as I don't think I could drink another. A little to much alcohol flavor, almost like whine.the fruity sweet flavor was too much in the end not the best blonde IMHO!!
12-02-2002 11:06:41 | More by Kwak
2.13/5 rDev -39.8%
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.
08-17-2012 05:00:40 | More by harrymel
2.15/5 rDev -39.3%
golden in color thick white head holds well mild carbonation
malty slight sweetness with some citrus backbone
starts sweet and finishes like a sweet sour i get some melon maybe pear honey malts i really almost spit back my first couple of sips
i will saw as the beer warmed it tasted better but but i still wanted to spit it back
thickish fairly foamy nothing really awful about it but nothing great about it it was kind of watery
awful would never have again well maybe on tap but i think my reason for why i didnt like this beer are clearly stated
11-26-2010 01:51:44 | More by bierguru
2.2/5 rDev -37.9%
Appearance: Pours a very nice crystal clear golden beer with large carbonation bubbles that give way to a very patchy large bubbled foam head that lasts for quite sometime, then goes near still with some lace.
Smell: Soft clove-like aroma with a background yeasty / banana character. Fruity bubble-gum-like aromas too.
Taste: Smooth, a bit creamy and light. Malt sweetness is subdued at first with bubble-gum flavours throughout. Faint caramelly malts and honey flavours are detectable amongst a rather bready malt character, overall. Alcohol fusels come through as the beer warms. An odd yeasty/bready character follows and peaks, with a raw-ish feel on the palate. No real detectable hop bitterness, however the beer goes twangy for a brief second then falls back to more of the odd flavour. Finish is a bit dry with strong residual sweet flavours.
Notes: A very commercial Belgain ale. And, sadly, this beer might be a very good beer if it wasn't so damn clean & filtered -- most Belgian beers are bottled-conditioned. My advice is to skip this beer. It's not the worse, but there are plenty of non-commerical Abbey-style Belgian ales out there to drink.
You should also make serve at just below room temp, as the flavours seem to get better.
11-21-2001 17:33:37 | More by Todd
2.2/5 rDev -37.9%
One word sums up this beer. Diacetyl! And way too much of it. If I squint my pallet and really try to forget about the popcorn taste I can almost detect a little something that resembles other good beers of this style, but life is too short to waste time on beer like this.
06-19-2009 23:08:11 | More by dza360
2.2/5 rDev -37.9%
Massive chunky pure white head with great head retention on beautiful golden colored, highly carbonated beer. Looks incredible.
Aroma is of sweet, maybe honey, and some spice.
Taste is really sweet - stick in the back of your throat, hard to swallow sweet. I tasted sweet honey like flavors, spiciness, but the alcohol bite was not masked by these and stuck out really bad. No hop or malt flavor, just a sickening sweetness. I really tried to like it, let it warm up, but just struggled through the sweetness the whole glass.
06-25-2008 12:26:20 | More by Chugmonkey
2.2/5 rDev -37.9%
Felt like a Beligan beer and the local corner store has it in stock.
A: uh oh. Where's the yeast? Looks like this beer has been filtered. Looks like a lager
smell: weak banans, hint of figs
taste: just not as good as it should be. I dunno, malts?
mouthfeel: just way to weak. Almost a Stella like harshness
overall: frankly this beer is poop. I won't get this again.
12-02-2011 03:19:41 | More by pjwilson
British Columbia (Canada)
2.23/5 rDev -37%
This was brought over for Christmas,a variety pk,Leffe was the only one i hadn't tried,and i could'nt wait to pour this one.Poured a cloudy off yellow orangey color,nice thick white foamy head,impressive,that stuck around for a long while and left some really nice sticky lacing.Nose was fruit and spices,orange and stale corn with a hint of stale grass all mixed in there in the aroma,all that just threw me off,i new what i was in for and was not liking it.First sip and...hmmm sweet,a hint of clove and spices,mild fruit.2nd sip,sweetness comes in a little stronger,really notice the fruits,orange and a little lemon,cloves and spices seem a bit strong.3rd sip,,,,ahhh...no like this one,sweetness really getting to me and the strong spices,mouthfeel was very full bodied,heavy feel and kinda dry on the finish.All in all,this just wasn't my type of beer,sure glad it was not me that bought it.
12-27-2008 07:11:16 | More by GrimmReaper
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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