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Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Style: Belgian Pale 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance - Slow pour into pint glass yields 1 finger of head quickly dissipating. Small amount of lacing sticks around for the duration of the beer. Color is golden and with minimal opaqueness.

Smell - I'm picking up faint caramels and significant amounts of candied corn. Not bad but not as good as I remember. Still a lot more on the nose than many beers.

Taste - Very sweet up front and very refined almost overly filtered. Again quite tasty , but the aftertaste is strangely bitter.

Mouthfeel- Smoothly refined, but due to the sweetness of the beer there is almost a syrupiness to the feel. Moderate carbonation helps cuts through most of this.

Overall - I know it seems like I'm bashing this beer a bit, but my memories of he first time I had this beer were amazing. This was before I had investigated many styles and was even willing to try some beers. Upon a second reflection and reevaluating this beer, I come to recognize that it is still a very tasty beer, just not as good as good as others in the style I think it's the overall sweetness of the beer and lack of counterbalancing that creates this effect. However, if you're looking for beers to offer to friends to try to get them to expand their horizons this might be an option.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 3,959 ratings
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