Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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81
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3,888 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
3,888
Reviews:
1,379
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.6%
 
 
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83
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Transparent golden brew. Towering white head with exceptional retention and mountains of sticky lacing.

Brilliant aroma of spicy alcohol, rich and tangy yeast and lemon.

Malt flavor is a little weak. Just a bit of white bread. Good yeast character. Hint of lemon. Finish is sweet with apple qualities.

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A - Poured a thick pale head which left a fair amount of lacing. The beer itself is a light gold that has a degree of transparency.

S -Yeast, some subtle sweetness and passive fruits.

T - Some malts, banana, yeast and light fruits. Nothing overpowering here. Leaves much to be desired having had some top tier BPA's. Not horrible by any stretch, but far from optimal.

M - Strong carbonation and an overall low-medium body. Light and refreshing with a mild addition of malts to keep the beer together.

O - This is an excellent introduction to BPA's for those who have yet to explore the realm. There is much that one could improve with this beer, but I may find myself purchasing a few more given the proper time and place.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.59 out of 5 based on 3,888 ratings.
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