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Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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3.56/5
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,858
Reviews:
1,399
Ratings:
3,960
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
2.81
 
 
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86
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1,051
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

appearance:
pours beautifully. very carby. silky looking head. nice gold color.

smell:
grainy.but there is a note of the extra ABV to it. my initial impression was
that i might actually dump this one out. and thats rare.but ive decided to sit it out
anyways back to review.the nose is of corn. and grain. and maybe turnip? theres something odd in there.whatever it is , it spoils an otherwise unoffensive blonde for myself anyways.

taste:
starts off with a very evident higher abv. not pleasant. but a bit down the pint things lighten up. grains become more evident over the alcohol. still tho, theres something in the nose of this that i dont exactly enjoy. and that carries thru to the taste.
i doubt ill purchase it again. no hate towards the brewer , because they make a beautiful wiess. this is just not for my tastes at all.

mouthfeel:
almost adjunct like in its carb. smooth drinking. if you like the style.

overall:
*takes a second to sit back and quaff on it for a few*
its not overall terrible as I had thought, its just has too much ABV. if this were a normal 4 or 5% it might have better gravity and not taste so metallic and warm
i assume by the style that its an old recipe, so my bad review is probably just from lack of context, I didnt overall dislike this beer, just something about the is just not my thing. it does have upsides. the finish is grainey. and its smooth.
if you already like this and disagree.. enjoy it ..my dislike leaves more for you!

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Lots of carbonation obscures the flavor profile at first. Is this a belgian? Weird yeast and carbonation thing going, herbal tea. A sweeter malt taste finally hits back against the different yeast and herb mouthfeel. Tastes like fusel alcohol too. Could use more two row just to beef up the body, there's too many different flavors that come across as just unconventional (to put it nicely) to ever enjoy this, especially at its relative high price point. Totally meh to me.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 3,960 ratings
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