Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,878
Reviews:
1,374
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.6%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
1,005
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Ratings: 3,878 |  Reviews: 1,374
Photo of Hophead-Djer
3.84/5  rDev +7%

Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color with a nice sticky head,the aroma is very yeasty and a little fruity.Taste has a honey taste that hits you right away along with some spicey yeast notes not alot of fruitiness in the taste in my opinion.I like this beer but there are alot better Belgian pales out there.

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Photo of deebo
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Easy to drink, flavorful Belgian beer. It's fruity but not over the top. I wouldn't mind drinking this all the time. Smooth as hell with some flavor. I don't need much else. Well played. Moderate carbonation and fairly dry. Clear and dark yellow in color.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kallenovsky
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glibber
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I purchased both the blond and the brown at the same time, and again was impressed with the straw clear color, and healthy white head that left lacing all the way up the glass. The citrus and carbination made this a refreshing beer. I preferred it over the brown- which suprised me. The beer is one of the cheaper exports from Belgium, and while not amazing, is pretty good.

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Photo of Jacobus79
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samp01
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden/yellow with a nice lasting white head, good lacing. Aroma of sweet pears, some bannana and sweet spice esters. Taste is sweet fruitiness, dominated by pears and bannana with some slight hoppiness. Palate is nice med bodied, with good carbonation and nice crisp mouthfeel. Finish is sweet fruityflavors with some light hops bitterness for balance. Overall a very nice well rounded and refreshing brew.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass (I usually drink out of the 12oz bottle however). Pours a clear amber/golden color. Head is small, fizzy white with fair lacing and is fully diminishing. Light grain note for the malt, light to moderate perfume for the hops, light soap for the yeast and hints of wine, clove and wood. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and lightly alcoholic finish. A little simple for a Belgian Pale Ale, but the interesting spiciness makes this a unique Belgian Ale.

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Photo of etn3000
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a bar. I just picked a beer at random, I didn't know what I was getting. But when the server brought it out, I was impressed. It had a beautiful gold hue, and quite a bit of carbonation.
The flavor was very unique. I have never tasted a beer like this before. I don't really have the words to describe the flavor, you'll just have to try it yourself. My friend described the flavor as ketchup. I, on the other hand, wouldn't say that. That seems almost degrading.
It was somewhat light, easing going down and I really enjoyed it. I would recommend this to anyone that likes Belgian Blondes (not the females, but the beers).

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Photo of atis
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with strings of small rising carbonation bubbles, white head that slowly fades to dense patchy layer, patchy lacing. Aroma is sweetish malt, yeast and mild lemon.

Taste is rich and sweetish malt, nice yeast and light floral hops, medium-dry finish, sweet malt aftertaste with alcohol. Mouthfeel is about medium, maybe on the thick side with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a nice Belgian, but nothing exceptional.

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Photo of shippos
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear golden honey color with a very good thick white head and a very good amount of carbonation. fruity spicy aroma with slight hints of maltly sweetness and some peppery alcohol (or maybe that's the typical "belgian" character picking through). very nicely balanced, the hops are almost undectable. this does have a very good amount of carbonation. after sitting for awhile in a chimay glass and allowing some co2 to condense into a somehat thick head the mouthfeel alomst takes on a toffeeish slightly syrupy malty mouthfeel. very tasty. this is an excellent beer.

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Photo of mpyle
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rich golden/copper color with excellent clarity. Pours a big, thick, creamy head. Head is tightly bubbled and long lasting. Very appealing appearance.

Aroma is a little subdued, but had "typical" Belgian yeast esters - a little bit of clove and fruit.

Slight hints of clove and banana up front, giving way to a malty-sweet beer at midtongue. Esters return and are slightly lingering on the finish.

Medium body, with high carbonation. Overall quite smooth and creamy, with only a hint of alcoholic warming.

Good drinkability by Belgian Ale standards. Not overpowering, but a very nice, clean ale.

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-clear gold with a large white head that leaves a good lace on the glass
S-yeasty, banana, and spicy
T-banana with a slightly tart aftertaste that leaves with a dry finish
M-clean, soft, and smooth
O-has all the flavor most belian style beers do, good beer leaves you wanting more

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Photo of polopaul20
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of A380
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice dark gold with a nice white head that lingers and the lacing is great!
Smells of fruit and tastes the same with hints of yeast and caramel. sweet taste and a strong aftertaste slightly dry but good. Pretty strong carbonation. Drinks very well, and ill definitely buy this again!
good stuff!

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Photo of pradipta
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

lovely golden transparent colour, with a fresh looking frothy head when poured, which subsides relatively quicklyu, leaving a thin clingy trace behind. smells lightly of fruit and just a hint of spice. lacks complexity. the taste doesn't stay with you long, and deteorirates as the beer warms in the glass.

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Photo of donspublic
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into massive glass, yields 2 fingers of massive cream colored head, nice retention and lacing. Lightish amber in the glass, crystal clear to look at. Smells of Belgian yeast, all bubblegum and light clove. Taste pretty much that fruity esters on the front that leads into sweet malt and finishes with a semi sweet spicy finish. Not pad, a little sweet for my liking, prob a little too sweet for a pale.

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Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zadok
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden sunset with a white head that dissipated quickly.

Smells of banana and coriander.

Very nice subtle flavors, banana, slight clove, and light fruits.

Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Very enjoyable session beer. Could easily kick back and drink them all day long.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in its own chalice.

A: Pors a clear golden yellow-to-orange color forming a big, bubbled and lingering white head. Good retention and some lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet, grainy and fruity. Strong notes of honey and Belgian-like bready yeasts. A bit spicy too. In overall, a sweet beer with a light hoppy bitter finish

T: Sweet malts, honey, cloves and bready yeasts. A little bit of bubblegum sensation. In overall, a sweet and bready taste. Light bitter "hoppy" finish

M: Medium creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bready bittersweet belgian-style aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Despite of being an ImBev, I still recommend it as a belgian classic blond ale

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Photo of Mercarood
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.59 out of 5 based on 3,878 ratings.
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