Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium
abbaye-de-leffe.be

Style: Belgian Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,028
Reviews:
1,413
Ratings:
4,055
pDev:
15.73%
 
 
Wants:
90
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1,112
Trade:
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Photo of rfgetz
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Abbaye de Leffe S.A. Leffe Blonde, 6.6% ABV. Pours clear pale gold, with a nice 3+ finger white foamy head that left lots of lacing. Nose is banana bubblegum, taste follows, almost no bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, overall excellent. Reminiscent of a Hefeweizen.

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Photo of matthieu_xyz
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fin489
1.9/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too much bubble gum, unsatisfying taste, didn't finish

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Photo of CR2036
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear golden/cooper with a decent foamy white head that sticks around for a while.
S: Faint smell of banana, bubblegum, and spice.
T: Lots of spice followed by clove and banana esters with a faint taste of bubblegum. Finishes with a beautiful Belgian yeast with faint breadiness.
F: Good carbonation with a thick, creamy mouthfeel, yet still refreshing. Not too heavy.

O: While it may not be the best example of a Belgian Ale, it still is a great beer for the price. Definitely a beer to try out if you never had it before.

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Photo of chiefz1
3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Robertas
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Calraven
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riceshoes
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fthegiants
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DRRSTAR
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Golden clear color with a big white head
Smell - Lots of smell here! Bubble Gum, grainy, slight citrus, coriander, banana
Taste - a lot less taste than smell. bubblegum, grainy, extremely light coriander banana
feel - medium full body which is good but light carbonation and I think it could use more
Overall - not bad. splice between a golden and a tripel.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sondre
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Matuhg
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kraut6363
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of penguinsgoboom
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a thick head. Clear green tea color.

S: Bubble-gum smell dominates. Some banana, some cloves, some breadiness, some spices, but pretty much a whole lot of bubble-gum. A bit sickening to be honest.

T: Spices, maltiness, banana, zero hops. Bubble-gum didn't make as much as an appearance, but maybe I was so overwhelmed by the smell that I'm immune at this point. Not bad, nothing special. Alcohol is hidden well. Finishes very smooth.

O: Overall very drinkable beer if you just want to drink. Nothing special.

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Photo of DmitryVolganin
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pacino
4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-hunter
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6.6% abv

Appearance- Pours a medium amber color, brilliant clarity and thin white head quickly receding.

Smell- Banana, clove, phenols.

Taste- Spicy grains, notably clove and pepper. Banana flavor as well along with Belgian yeast flavor. Finishes dry, and a bit bitter along with notes of pepper.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A solid yet common Belgian style. Not rare but well brewed as the flavor is there and is lighter in body that its 6.6 abv would suggest.

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Photo of adam36
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 4,055 ratings