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Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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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:
#39,575
Reviews:
1,398
Ratings:
3,949
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
2.81
 
 
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85
Gots:
1,045
Trade:
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Medium sized off white head just pretty much sits there above a clear rich sharp golden colored beer.

Spiced aroma of nutmeg, cloves, banana, and maybe a light sour grain in the background, I really don't know but something else seemed to be trying to come through.

Cloves, nutmeg, and other spices along with a light banana tasting drink.

A light dryish aftertaste that pretty much loses all of the spices on this light to medium bodied blonde.

When I pulled this from the fridge I was thinking "another blonde beer without anything to look forward to", I was pretty much wrong. This beer for being a blonde had a lot of spices and other light tastes enticing me again and again, I wish more American 'Blondes' had similar things happening.

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This is a Belgian Pale Ale , a collaboration between Inbev and the Abbey De Notre Dame de Leffe. If it matters to you whenever you purchase this ale (as with all abbey ales) some of the money goes to the monks who brew it. This isn't my favorite BPA it lacks that Belgian yeast/funk flavor and its slightly too sweet for my taste. This could be due possibly to the fact that it's brewed with corn. The flavor is a lot less complex that one would expect for a Belgian. Its a great drink none the less (especially for its price a bomber was $5). I recommend it, above average but not great.

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Leffe Blonde, my gateway into the wonderful world of golden Belgian ale. I have no idea why this is classified as a "Pale Ale" as there's nothing pale about this full-bodied beauty. Pours a nice golden hue into a Duvel tulip-glass. A bit heady which dies down much too quickly with light lacing. Smell is tart, bright and slightly clovey like a German Weizenbock. Mouthfeel is mellow carbonation and no trace of alcohol even though it's 6.6% alcohol. Tastes slightly sweet with a nice interplay of sweet yeasts against tart hops, leaning more sweet at first sip, almost like it's a Weissbeer with identify problems. Finish is smooth and you can't wait to take another sip. Now that Leffe is distributed everywhere these days (even my local WalMart has it), it's a great value for those seeking a nice, slightly-complex golden Belgian on the cheap.

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A-Clear yellow, high to extreme carbonation, three finger head with some lacing.

S-Wheat, clove banana, spice and lemon.

T-Very similar to the nose, mainly clove and banana but neither brings a lot of flavor. The mesh well together though.

M-Light in body, high in carbonation again, easy drinking.

O-A run of the mill BPA, nothing offensive, a decent beer to give to someone who doesn't care for beer.

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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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