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 Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,272
Reviews:
1,410
Ratings:
4,039
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
2.81
 
 
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Ratings: 4,039 |  Reviews: 1,410
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

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

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tottel
2.04/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of craigbelly
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with billowing white head. Smell is mostly spices, hops, and malt. Taste is a very muted combination of pepper, clove, coriander, malt, yeast, and banana. Dry finish, medium bodied.

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

Photo of Kosena
3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of achepil
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jay007
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium gold color with thick white head leaving minimal lacing. Nose is spicy and yeasty. Taste follows with a bit of banana, clove and bread. Fairly dry on the finish, a mild blonde.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12oz snifter. Beer is a clear gold color, with a half-inch white head. Smell is mostly spices, hops, and malt. Taste is spicy (pepper and coriander), malt, yeast, and a subtle hint of fruit like bananas and apples. Mouthful is very even, beer is highly carbonated, feels good in mouth, and finishes with a small pleasant aftertaste. Beer can be refreshing, which is unusual for most heavy Belgian ales.

This beer can be had for $9.99 for a 6-pack in many places so price is a big plus. There are better Belgian Ales on the market, but they cost twice as much, and are not readily available everywhere. AB InBev owns Leffe, and that is not a bad thing here, since their established wide distrubition paths get this beer in many places. Combined with the good price, this makes this an easy beer to find and afford. Recommended, and a good beer to try if someone wants to branch out to the Belgian Ales.

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Photo of Antwon616
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.51/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mlatvakokko
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nvrmind16
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic feel and 6.6 abv that you do not taste. What I mean to say is the ABC of an ipa but the taste of wheat beer.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 4,039 ratings