Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is not too bad. It's certainly not the best Belgian pale/blonde I've had, but I would say that it is a average to above average for the style. The head is good. The aroma is quite good--very pronounced bubble gum. I like that. The initial taste is good. Very good fruit flavor--reminiscent of Juicy Fruit gum. The aftertaste is the problem. It is definitely a little funky. I can't quite put my finger on it. It has a great fruity start, a pretty pleasant bite in the middle, then a funky aftertaste that brings to mind artificial sweetener. The aftertaste sticks around for quite a while, so it makes you forget the better aspects of the beer. It gets better as it warms up, but it still retains that peculiar, bitter, and slightly metallic aftertaste. I will try this beer a couple more times. Perhaps pairing it with some cheese will help.

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This bottle pops with more force than almost anything else in glass. I hit the dog who was laying peacefully by the front door from 25+ feet away in the kitchen when I popped this particular one with the corner of my flip phone. (by accident obviously) Following a pour into ___ (anything concave) there is a fatty off white head!! It is on the ridiculous side but hey cool i guess these belgian goldens are supposed to be carby. Good lacing n whatever.
Smells like bananay and yeast. Little bit of some overripe fruit. Good, pretty strong.
It's not quite a trippel in ABV but seems just as complex in the assortment of malt, sweet fruit and spice flavors in the front and in the middle and dry feeling once a sip has been sipped. Really satisfying; light but flavorful as anything.
Umm there are a shload of bubbles.. as mentioned before. That and light is how it feels in your mouth.
And all told for $8.49 for the sixer, it's a darn good deal for an Belgian that's authentic in taste AND origin.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.59 out of 5 based on 3,877 ratings.
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