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Leffe Blonde - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
80
good

2,698 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 2,698
Reviews: 1,204
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 23
Gots: 158 | 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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enbotellabuey

New Mexico

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is not too bad. It's certainly not the best Belgian pale/blonde I've had, but I would say that it is a average to above average for the style. The head is good. The aroma is quite good--very pronounced bubble gum. I like that. The initial taste is good. Very good fruit flavor--reminiscent of Juicy Fruit gum. The aftertaste is the problem. It is definitely a little funky. I can't quite put my finger on it. It has a great fruity start, a pretty pleasant bite in the middle, then a funky aftertaste that brings to mind artificial sweetener. The aftertaste sticks around for quite a while, so it makes you forget the better aspects of the beer. It gets better as it warms up, but it still retains that peculiar, bitter, and slightly metallic aftertaste. I will try this beer a couple more times. Perhaps pairing it with some cheese will help.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 04:59:29 | More by enbotellabuey
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ABokononist

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-07-2012 20:55:22 | More by ABokononist
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-07-2012 19:38:09 | More by JeffTheJuice
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hellraisinT1000


2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

08-05-2012 05:56:15 | More by hellraisinT1000
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Peller80


4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

08-05-2012 04:29:38 | More by Peller80
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gradestarr

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deecint!!
This bottle pops with more force than almost anything else in glass. I hit the dog who was laying peacefully by the front door from 25+ feet away in the kitchen when I popped this particular one with the corner of my flip phone. (by accident obviously) Following a pour into ___ (anything concave) there is a fatty off white head!! It is on the ridiculous side but hey cool i guess these belgian goldens are supposed to be carby. Good lacing n whatever.
Smells like bananay and yeast. Little bit of some overripe fruit. Good, pretty strong.
It's not quite a trippel in ABV but seems just as complex in the assortment of malt, sweet fruit and spice flavors in the front and in the middle and dry feeling once a sip has been sipped. Really satisfying; light but flavorful as anything.
Umm there are a shload of bubbles.. as mentioned before. That and light is how it feels in your mouth.
And all told for $8.49 for the sixer, it's a darn good deal for an Belgian that's authentic in taste AND origin.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 06:08:39 | More by gradestarr
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Rdel444

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +41.2%

08-03-2012 14:31:09 | More by Rdel444
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Salsais

Finland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-03-2012 14:14:53 | More by Salsais
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-03-2012 06:32:43 | More by strongaf
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Zaku


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-03-2012 02:28:07 | More by Zaku
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Trevormcraig

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

08-02-2012 22:47:23 | More by Trevormcraig
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kaneel

France

2/5  rDev -43.5%

08-02-2012 21:37:41 | More by kaneel
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cwd

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-02-2012 02:32:02 | More by cwd
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WDJersey

Colorado

2/5  rDev -43.5%

08-01-2012 03:53:55 | More by WDJersey
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-01-2012 02:59:58 | More by ssimpson89
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

07-31-2012 01:26:38 | More by Tarks
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alwaysplayin

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-30-2012 19:05:14 | More by alwaysplayin
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ripperltj

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

07-30-2012 14:17:44 | More by ripperltj
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kobeer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-30-2012 14:05:42 | More by kobeer
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jtswkd


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

07-29-2012 02:13:17 | More by jtswkd
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tmm313

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

07-28-2012 00:55:33 | More by tmm313
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jktdet


4.83/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great brew, citrus with a nice sweet hops taste. Aroma is amazing. Super refreshing and easy to drink, great for Texas summer entertaining. If you are after a great and very consistent summer ale you found it here. I travel a lot through Europe and this beer is always consistent. Even back home in Texas a 6 pack of bottles tastes as expected and I have had several Leffe's in Brussels. Something you can't say about all Europeans beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 20:54:16 | More by jktdet
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4/5  rDev +13%

07-25-2012 04:16:52 | More by Joshgonzales79
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-24-2012 23:43:50 | More by Garlicjosh
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hypoboxer


4.43/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Leffe is by far my favorite "go to" beer when entertaining. It's fairly easy to find in my local stores and is exotic enough to introduce them to Belgium ales.

The taste is crisp and the carbonation is perfect that allows it to go with many dishes. The smell is also very welcoming.

This is a fantastic Pale Ale, coming from a fan of IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 17:52:50 | More by hypoboxer
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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