Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

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#37,927
Reviews:
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Ratings:
4,097
pDev:
15.73%
 
 
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Photo of CisPiece88
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JaimePena67
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I drank it from a 12oz bottle. You can really taste the sweetness.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark golden coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smells of sweet, caramel malt and spicy and mildly fruity estery/phenolic yeast aromas of clove, banana and green apple. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by sweet, caramel malt and estery yeast, with notes of honey, clove, banana and green apple. Finishes with a very light bitterness, some sweetness and those estery yeast notes lingering, almost turning a bit phenolic in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. This is a pretty nice Belgian Blonde, but the balance seems a little off, which keeps this from being truly great in my opinion. A little too sweet and heavy on the clove, especially turning a little harsh and phenolic in the aftertaste.

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Photo of eternalsoundscape
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanadianGinge
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianAlbatross25
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeWhoHasBeer
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jguzman718
4.84/5  rDev +36%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vyacheslav
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jamesroses
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden, builds a big 3/4 small bubbles white finger head that dissapears slowly. Good retention. Soapy lacing,

Aromas of belgian yeast mixed with very sweet malts and a weird perfumey aroma I can't pick up.

Taste follows the nose. There's a weird flavour in the end.

Mouthfeel is full, but goes down well.

Good but not the best of it's style.

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Photo of heyabbott
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Craig007
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shenk87
2.05/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fantastic Belgian blonde! Had a few of these straight from the bottle, and even better, they were free. Nice pulls of Belgian Yeasty ess, pear, and green apple. Cloves and spice. White bread. Highly enjoyable.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes 4/7/12: Pours an nice clear deep gold with lots of carbonation bubbling up producing 3+fingers of white, foamy head with excellent retention and nice ring-like lacing. Aroma is sweet Belgian yeast, fruity esters of banana and apple,cloves and other spices. Taste Belgian candy sugar, banana and clove with hints of apple, bread, biscuit and pepper. A nice prickle develops in the finish. The aftertaste is fruity and slightly bitter.

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Photo of MECove
4.55/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the banana undertones! I could drink this all night. It's smooth and sweet but not too rich. It's light with a hint of cream. You don't notice that it is 6.6 % so if you aren't careful, it can "hit" you quickly. This would be a nice drink in between meals or as a dessert. It's crisp and delicious!

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Photo of AxlSkull
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madhungarian90
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$ 10.65 (Including tax and discount)/six-pack of 11.2 oz bottles ($ 0.158/oz) from Spec’s, DeZavala, San Antonio, TX. Reviewed 11/12/18.
“Best before end 09/12/19” on back label. In reefer in the store. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 55 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Medium yellow, clear, sparkling.
Head – Large (Maximum six cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, medium density, excellent retention, slooowly diminishing to a scalloped seven to seventeen mm ring and a conic island of dense foam.
Lacing – None.
First pour – Light yellow, clear.
Aroma – 4 - Light hops, apples, pears.
Flavor – 3.75 – Not much. A little mild hop spiciness, a little apple/pear taste. No alcohol (6.6% ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – While the present flavors are
pleasant enough, it is so ephemeral that it could be easily missed among the weak hops. Still, this is a light and pleasing drink, ideal for a change of pace after drinking dark and heavy delicious stouts.

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Photo of Tomais
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Taste is tea tannin and sweet clove -- there used be boiled (hard) clove sweets with this taste. Bitter finish. The clove is too strong, beer is a little heavy and cloying -- the bitter finish helps, but does not redeem.

Four months before sell-by date. Tulip glass.

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