Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde
BA SCORE
3.56/5
3,933 Ratings
Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde
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:
#39,043
Reviews:
1,394
Ratings:
3,933
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
2.81
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
1,036
Trade:
0
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Best by August 28, 2013:

Into my chalice:

A: golden yellow body yields a large half finger white head that lasted for a good two minutes. Rapidly rising carbonation was seen. No rings and no lacing was seen.

S: centered around some banana and lighter lemon and other citrusy notes. The smell reminded me a bit of a hefeweizen.

T: exceptionally bready and sweet. Malts came in very powerful backed up a bit by some spice. Banana came back with a punch but nothing obscure.

M: medium, smooth and creamy, pretty drinkable beer

O: good for the style and good for me.

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Poured from bottle into Leffe chalice glass

Appearance – Pours a deep golden/orange color with a billowy white head. The head has a fair amount of retention, but fades slowly over time to give a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is very classic of a Belgian. A biscuit aroma with a strong presence of yeast cake, banana and a lighter lemon citrus aroma. There is also a light pepper spicy aroma mixed with the rest.

Taste – A sweet and somewhat bready flavor met the tongue. The sweet is mainly citrus and a light caramel in nature with the breadiness a mix of biscuit and malty bread. Soon after the initial taste the yeast that was detected in the nose comes to the taste. This is soon also meet with flavors of banana and spice. These flavors take the taste to the end and leave a quite sweet yet satisfying flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body is a above average in thickness and chewiness and the carbonation level is quite average. The chewiness of the brew is really very nice for the style and allows al the flavors to coast and sit on the tongue.

Overall – This is a very affordable Belgian beer with a fantastic flavor and feel. A great session Belgian!!

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I'm happy I got this beer. It's not exactly what I expected, but was easy to drink and makes a good night cap. Glad I have several more to enjoy.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 3,933 ratings
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