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: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear deep golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense bright white head that slowly reduces to a small thick patch near the center of the beer, a thin film covering the remainder of the surface, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts, floral hops, and spicy yeast.

T: Upfront there is some malty sweetness that is soon combined with banana + clove and some yeast spiciness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thick and with some dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is enjoyable but is not anything super special and is quite easy to find - might be a good beer for people to introduce themselves to Belgian beers. Easy enough to drink but a little too heavy to be sessionable.

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Bought this as part of a "best of Belgium" variety pack. Never really tried this beer, and hate the fact that it's now owned by InBev. Oh well. Here goes. Poured into a chalice glass for review.

A: Pours a clear blonde with rocky white head with ample carbonation.

S: Cloves with a medicinal note. Spices, pepper, and typical Belgian yeast all come to mind. I enjoy the aroma quite a bit.

T: Tastes somewhat syrupy sweet with a dark sugar or slightly burnt sugar note. Tastes of slight banana with some cloves and spices - again with the peppery notes. Not bad.

M: Feels a little too full for what I would perceive to be a Belgian blonde. A little too heavy. I can't have more than two of these in one sitting (well, I certainly could, but choose not to) on a hot, muggy summer day.

O: A nice beer. Enjoyable and different than mainstream macros and the usual craft beer selections. However, I do truly hate that this beer is now owned by InBev. While I like it, I think I'll probably avoid it for the most part. I give most of the credit that some Belgian brewery came up with the recipe only to later be bought out by the evil giant.

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I purchased both the blond and the brown at the same time, and again was impressed with the straw clear color, and healthy white head that left lacing all the way up the glass. The citrus and carbination made this a refreshing beer. I preferred it over the brown- which suprised me. The beer is one of the cheaper exports from Belgium, and while not amazing, is pretty good.

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750ml bottle.
A) Opens with a cork psst and pours with a two finger head - white and thick. Sticky lacing on the drink down. Clear golden body.
S) Bright fruity esters - definitely Belgian. Banana, orange, and hints of clove. Yeasty.
T) Vanilla. Hints of oak. Some banana notes. Quite sweet upfront then tapers off quickly. Subtle hints of grain.
M) Smooth. Creamy. Light body. Chalky in the finish.
O) A very easy drinking beer and tasty. I found myself taking big swigs and nearly chugging it because it is so smooth. I will finish the whole 750.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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