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Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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3.56/5
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3,949 Ratings
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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:
#39,544
Reviews:
1,398
Ratings:
3,949
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
2.81
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
1,045
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,949 |  Reviews: 1,398
Photo of simplyside
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spike
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 75cl bottle with a champagne style cork.
L: Clear, pale copper with a massive, foaming head. Looks great in a tulip glass.
S: Yeasty & dusty. Plus banana.
T: A more malty, sweeter take on a Belgian pale ale with a soft, citrusy finish.
F: Sharp, foamy mouthfeel.
O: It's a big, global brand but it's also not half bad (especially at £3 for 75cl).

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Photo of JohanVonStrauss
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first beer I was given when I turned 21 and after having several others since I can say this is still one of my favourites. Looks and feels great. Beautiful pale ale without the bitterness of an IPA that has become so popular

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

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

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

Beautiful transparent burnished gold brew. Strong head production and good retention.

Nice aroma, floral, bready, and sweet. Lemons, cloves, honey, grass.

A touch too sweet on the palate, nearly cloying on the finish. Pears, bananas, spices, wheat bread. Light bitterness. Long finish.

Lively and active. Not quite balanced.

Reminds me of a lower ABV Tripel.

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Photo of Technosmith
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermannTheGerman
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Ok. It’s a world brand from the biggest brewing company in the world. Nevertheless, a solid Belgian abbey brew. Most of the crafted Belgian blondes are not as good. Nice head, wonderful color. The banana taste makes it remarkably special. Great beer for a reasonable price. Make sure you drink it from the right glass.

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Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of darth_punchbowl
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a nice beer. The color is beautiful, on the straw side of the BPA spectrum. The thick, white head sticks around and leaves generous lacing. It has a cool, wet and clovey nose that yields to a sweet, mildly spicy brew of caramel and banana, with a touch of citrus, spice and fresh bread. The hop finish is gentle and aftertaste pleasant and dry. Wish they sold this in larger bottles.

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Photo of leslie91
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pohr10
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMullet
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with moderate head.
Smell is complex, heaven on banana and a bit of spice.
Taste is bready with significant banana.
Fruity esters and some clove.

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

I don't get what beer everyone else is drinking and why all the bad reviews. Who gives a damn if they're owned by InBev. Seriously this has strong yeasty bready, fruity esters, banana, clove, spiciness. This is an excellent Belgian blonde with more character than some of the Belgian tripels I've tried. Excellent, excellent brew. One of my favorite beers now!

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsotsi
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful refreshing taste, especially when super cooled. Good head.

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Photo of thampel09
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

I made an account just to dispute the 66 rating given by the bros. Perhaps they should revisit this beer. It's a very solid Belgian Pale Ale. WITHOUT a doubt.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Johnct
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wmcgar01
2.76/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden honey with large fluffy white head.
The aroma is Belgian spice, banana, and clean bready malts.
The flavor is way heavy on the yeastiness and the banana with a light grain. The bready malt hits up front before giving way to all the banana before finishing with a dry spiciness.
The mouthfeel is nice and light. It's super refreshing.
Overall it's just okay. I won't buy it again, but I would take it if offered.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 3,949 ratings
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