Leffe Blonde
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Blonde Ale
Ranked #63
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,395
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 15.64%
Reviews:
1,516
Ratings:
2,825
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 07:30 AM
Added:
Nov 21, 2001
Wants:
  104
Gots:
  1,199
SCORE
81
Good
Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde
Notes: Leffe Blond is an authentic blond abbey beer with a slight hint of bitterness to it. It is delicate but characteristic, Leffe Blonde is the tasting beer par excellence: it gives an extra touch of flavor to simple dishes and lightly accompanies your fried foods.
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 4.13 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Yesterday at 11:23 PM
Photo of jonphisher
Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark and beautifully clear shade of gold; vigorous quick rising perfectly white head; great staying power and top notch lacing.

A very pleasant aroma; it’s a soft and gentle vanilla with baking spices mixed in. The aromas are so perfect in their presence; there is also a subtlety sweet crusty white bread like note.

The taste is as pleasant and balanced as the nose; it just reminds me of vanilla laced bread with hints of yeast driven spice notes. It’s almost has nilla wafer like flavor to it. There is a very minor old world hop presence on the finish.

Medium body; typical more vibrant carbonation that most Belgian beers have, this one is particularly creamy and soft for me. There is a low bitterness on the finish and it is moderately dry; this beer really begs for the next sip for me.

What a delicious and very well balanced beer, I love the vanilla notes I get in this beer they are so balanced with everything else. I highly recommend trying this beer if you haven’t had it,
Saturday at 09:48 PM
 
Rated: 4.09 by not2quick from Missouri

Nov 22, 2022
Photo of JBDE16
Reviewed by JBDE16 from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a large sniffer. This beer has a nice coloring.
The bottle says subtle vanilla and cloves.
The nose is a soft but noticeable clovey honey. The taste is really good, cloves and caramel, maybe some other spices.

6.6% ABV.

A very enjoyable beer for the winter or colder months!!
Nov 11, 2022
Photo of Pooze
Reviewed by Pooze from California

4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Banana, malty, good carbonation, true to the blonde belgian style, not the best in class but a fantastic deal at the price. Hopfreaks might disaagree about flavor but their tastebuds have been fried.
Nov 08, 2022
Photo of Coolbreez
Reviewed by Coolbreez from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a glass. A large steady head with plenty of lacing. The smell is cloves and the taste cloves and caramel. The balance of everything is very good. Truly a surprise that the ale is this good seeing it comes from InBev.
Nov 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Oct 10, 2022
Photo of MarkieT
Rated by MarkieT from Kentucky

4.66/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I like it very much. It's a real not-watered-down sissy beer.
Sep 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by SpaethJam from New York

Sep 03, 2022
Photo of ABrewOrTwo
Reviewed by ABrewOrTwo from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Highly drinkable and refreshing. Hits with a pleasant yeasty flavor immediately, with a lemony zest. Fairly light body for easy drinking, with gentle sparkling carbonation. No real surprises as you continue to drink, just a pleasant and dependable ale.
Aug 22, 2022
Photo of Wattie83
Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle to a goblet. Looks dark golden, almost amber color with a creamy white head that fell to a cap. Some lacing coats the glass as I drink. Smell is spice, clove, cinnamon, banana bread. Taste starts sweet and spicy with banana and clove dominating. Middle sees a bit of candied fruit and then a dose of hops brings some bitterness to the front. Finish is candi sugar and spice. Aftertaste is subdued. Feel is light bodied, prickly carbonation, and a bit of dryness in the finish. Overall, not a style I seek out, but this is a good beer that's interesting to drink.
Aug 22, 2022
Photo of Troy-Hawaii
Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought a 6-pacl 11.2oz bottles $11.99 Whole Foods
238 days before best by date
Clear dark golden color
Smell of spices like coriander, cloves
Medium mouthfeel
High carbonation
Tastes of bananas, cloves, coriander, tastes are lighter than other Belgian beers
Overall a good beer for the price. Most Belgian beers are $5-$9 for a single bottle so while this is not as good as those, at $2/bottle this is a good deal.
Aug 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by windowside from Germany

Aug 12, 2022
Photo of NCSapiens
Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
It’s an ok Belgian blond. I much prefer the Leffe Brun.
Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Jul 26, 2022
Photo of Matym92
Rated by Matym92 from Sweden

4.31/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Amber color and with a sweet bitter taste that doesn’t leave a bitter aftertaste.
Jul 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by morinessan from Sweden

Jul 23, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Jun 21, 2022
Photo of elmaji
Reviewed by elmaji from Florida

4.83/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Look: This pours deep yellow and clear with three fingers of head that could easily be more, regular bubbling, very attractive ber.

Aroma: Bread, bananas, sweet, yeast, and a hint of cloves.
Taste: Vanilla, Banana, Caramel, Cloves, and even a hint of cinnamon, extremely smooth ending in a light hoppy bitterness.

Feel: Syrupy and highly carbonated. Will additionally fizz if you swish it around in your mouth. Quite a full mouthfeel.

Overall: An excellent and very high quality Blonde Ale, probably the best beer I've tasted in this class.
Jun 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by KT3418 from Colorado

Jun 19, 2022
Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours a light orange shade of brass with a one finger, finely compacted head of white foam. Great lacing and head retention.

Aroma: Bananas foster, bubblegum, slightly spicy notes of clove and vanilla bean.

Taste: Bananas foster in a bottle.

Feel: Full bodied. Full carbonation.

Overall: A phenomenal Belgian blonde ale. Just an overall excellent taste, aroma and mouthfeel. Very pleasant to drink.
Jun 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.53 by faraday326 from California

Jun 04, 2022
Photo of dwillie733
Rated by dwillie733 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very good blonde ale. Would be buy again
May 24, 2022
Photo of RickSandchex
Reviewed by RickSandchex

3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
purchased from the neighborhood drug store. Poured over ice fresh from the bottle. Pours a straw golden yellow, smells of malted bananas. Frothy mouth feel, a decent amount of fizz. It reminds me of sitting in the garden all day and talking about the end of world while titrating amphetamine salts and discussing how the government controls the weather. Its a beer you find open but mostly full on the deck the next the next morning while cleaning up and decide to skull it anyway. Is it a good example of the style no, is it a little different and you know what it will be with no surprises, yes.
May 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

May 07, 2022
Photo of mnought
Reviewed by mnought

1.36/5  rDev -62%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Looks fancy. Costs fancy. Tastes like rotten Budweiser. But costs 4 times as much. 0/10 would not buy again, especially when there are so many vastly superior options.
May 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.06 by cold_beer

May 06, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.99 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Apr 28, 2022
Photo of laketang
Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Has a golden clear look and nice head.
Has real beer smell and I like.
I get close and spice.malt sweetness.
Good carbonation and clean finish.
I would like this with fondue.
Apr 23, 2022
 
 
Photo of MrGraybeard
Reviewed by MrGraybeard from Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a massive, persistent head, leaving ample lace. Cidery carbonation. Clear golden color.
Faint banana aroma. This is no bubblegum bomb. Taste is light banana with a bitter finish. Mouthfeel on the light side.
This is a decent session beer for a Belgian ale with 6.6% ABV.
Mar 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.43 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

Mar 22, 2022
Photo of LucaDiCriscio
Rated by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A light Belgian ale. Not my favorite
Mar 18, 2022
Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 4341 ratings