Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

BA SCORE
81
good
3,863 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor
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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:
3,863
Reviews:
1,367
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.6%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
994
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,863 |  Reviews: 1,367
Photo of Pianoblook
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rszopko17
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: Looks like honey

Smell: Light, fresh, pleasant

Taste: Fruity (banana), apple cinnamon after taste

Not bad, but I personally felt it was too sweet. Plus I am not a huge fan of banana flavored drinks.

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Photo of Joymas
1.99/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Hephaestos
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmarod7
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Leffe Blonde. Overall a beer I would have to just to be nice to whoever ordered it for me. Too strong when it comes to the smells of Belgium yeast. Does pour a nice head though.

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Photo of Bojerkenshire
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMillard
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours orange, fore taste is sweet bannana and cloves with a syrup feel on the tongue. Aftertaste and nose is a bit of a trainwreck, but a brief wreck at that. Not an everyday favorite, but good for one now and then.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nolster
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsreeves
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very clear bright pale gold body under fluffy white head. High carbonation.

Bready yeast-driven flavor of light spice (hint of clove-tea and apple skin). Perhaps slightly over-bitter in the aftertaste, almost like homebrew made from old liquid extract.

Conclusion: A nice Belgian pale, but not outstanding. Better choices abound, but this is not bad by any means. If I made it at home I would be pretty happy with it. I think the "Bros" rating of "poor" is pretty harsh. I think this is pretty good.

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Photo of emerge077
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best before: 17/06/18. Brewed by InBev, Brussels.
Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for the party leftovers!

Bright pale gold, almost too pale, looks identical to a macro lager in color.
Champagne streams of carbonation and a rocky head leaves behind chunky soapy lacing.

Grains of paradise and coriander in the aroma, dry with a spicy trappist yeast strain.
Peppery bitterness, honeyed pale malt, yeast lends clove, banana, and pepper notes. Dry clean finish.
Light bodied and highly carbonated, the beer dissipates quickly on the palate. A little too clean.
Overall it's a pretty utilitarian BPA, others have more nuance and distinctive flavor, but it's ok for what it is.
Wouldn't refuse one, but wouldn't buy it.

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Photo of dubnation
2.29/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Dmackey45
2.79/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of mishi_d
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmaslakov
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bombelsky
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold and perfectly clear. Frothy white head, not persisting. Spare lacing. Grainy, light toasted malty aroma. Fruity esters like banana. Bit of earthy hops and some spices. Moderate malty sweetness, caramel, light bitterness. Medium body, creamy with medium-high carbonation. Medium lasting, medium-dry finish. Bit astringent, spiciness bit too strong in aftertaste. Some warm alcohol.

It is way too sweet IMO. Lack of bitterness with caramely sweet taste make it quite cloying. In a mouth feel is quite harsh.

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Photo of DrainBamage
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color with super thick lumpy head. Smells fruity, yeasty, and a little like an adjunct lager. Bitterness is low and tastes a lot like a wheat beer. Not too impressed, Orval is much much.

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Photo of Timtac
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SGR1220
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hychenglao
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.59 out of 5 based on 3,863 ratings.
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