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: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 750mL bottle, purchaed at a local Albertosons for only $2.50

A - Golden hue, being poured into a standard 16 oz. pint glass, good head and the head retains, sticking to the sid eof the glass as it is consumed.

S - Sweet and cinnamon, is what I take away, after being poured into a glass.

T - Sweet and spicy, but not overly spicy, with a nice end. Some banana and spice flavr come thru from the yeast... clean and easy to drink.

M - Full, yet easy to drink. More filling than a good lager, and the ABV at 6.6% sneakes up on you, yet is not noticed while drinking.

O - Priced at $2.50 for a 750mL from the local Albertson's, I bought 2 bottles and enjoyed them while working in the yard. A solid, all around beer and one that I sue as a suggestion for those lookng to graduate into a Belgian style beer. A good choice for those looking to moe from a good lager or blonde ale into a Belgian style.

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12 oz bottle poured into a goblet

A nice medium-light gold color with about a finger and a half of head. Immediate smell of banana and clove with various other undertones. Banana and clove come right through in the taste as well followed by a dry (almost too carbonated) finish. I'm a big fan of this beer when the temperature rises in early summer. My only qualm being that 2 or 3 of these is filling and the higher alcohol content sneaks up on you.

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Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Alpine Spring glass.

A - Golden, pretty solid head.

S - Sweet malt, some wheat characteristics, bubblegum, banana

T - A very smooth, malty with bubblegum and light banana flavor with a touch sweetness to round it out

M - Pretty light, easy to quaff

O - At a high abv, for me, this beer is very easy to quaff. I enjoy the flavor because it has complexity yet is not overpowering. Could easy drink a few of these. It's not an amazing beer, it's a more sessionable good beer.

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A: Transparent sap, copper. Short head, massive center column of carbonation.
S: Musty, doggy, medium fruit, apricot family.
T: I remember it being better, but I've had it fresher before. Alcohol is noticeable, amberish, with a kind of scotch "negativity" or sort of flavor astringency. Hard to describe. Sort of mild sweetness and bitterness. Odd. I remember it being better when it was pretty cold and fresh.
M: Odd. Not so much carbonation. Medium to light body.
O: Ok, will try again when it's fresher and colder.

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330ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip.

A - Pours with a big, fluffy white head and clean golden-amber color. Looks quite nice.The head recedes to a thin, bubbly film that leaves some spotty bits of lacing.

S - Quite sweet upfront. Bubblegum, barley malt, and yeastiness. Light banana, with a touch of spices and honey as well. Kind of like a lager with a Belgian twist.

T - Lots of sweet, bubblegum-like malty notes. Nice barley malt, spices and light fruity flavors come through as well. Finishes with the faintest touch of floral hops and cereal grains. Light banana, apricot, and peach notes. It's got a certain sweetness about it that's really quite nice; I like this.

M - Light-to-medium body, with some bubbly carbonation. A touch syrupy, maybe even slightly cloying.

D - A nice Belgian ale that's simple and easy to drink. I remember having a bottle of this back when I was first getting into craft beer a number of years ago, and being rather put off by it. I'm happy to say this was a much more enjoyable experience.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.59 out of 5 based on 3,908 ratings.
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