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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde

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3,012 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,012
Reviews: 1,221
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 36
Gots: 300 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website

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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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2.05/5  rDev -42.3%
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

rmoriar1, Oct 02, 2010
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2.08/5  rDev -41.4%
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.

mschofield, Mar 04, 2004
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2.08/5  rDev -41.4%
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.

bala747, Jun 08, 2010
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2.1/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

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!!

Kwak, Dec 02, 2002
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2.13/5  rDev -40%
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.

harrymel, Aug 17, 2012
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2.15/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

A -
golden in color thick white head holds well mild carbonation

S -
malty slight sweetness with some citrus backbone

T -
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

M -
thickish fairly foamy nothing really awful about it but nothing great about it it was kind of watery

D -
awful would never have again well maybe on tap but i think my reason for why i didnt like this beer are clearly stated

bierguru, Nov 26, 2010
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2.2/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Todd, Nov 21, 2001
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
81 out of 100 based on 3,012 ratings.