Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much the Megadeth of Belgian beers,
a place to enter to an alternative scene, square, decent and rock solid then soon forgotten with obscure choices.

Wheat like look, wheat like nose wheat like taste.

Golden and not to heavy, traces of banana bread.

Decent and a standard to be met.

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Photo of Luigi
3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours out a clear rich golden color with mild carbonation and a rich two/three finger head.

The aroma is sweet, kind of like honey. There is a hint of Belgium yeast, which give a little bit of a bread hints to this ale. Light fruits but, nothing is prominent. A rather weak aroma even though all the characteristics of a BPA are present.

The taste is very much the same, as it carries all the characteristics of a BPA. Yet, these flavors are not very strong. Hints of sweet ripe fruit are the most dominate flavor.

The finish is rather slick on the palate yet clean. If you are familiar with Belgium ales, they tend to be unfiltered and more pungent in the fruit aromas. Either way, this ale went down easy, but I have had much better.

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Photo of gleemonger
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of earthling64
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of StevieDavie
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Morningstorm
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Sailracer
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of angelmonster
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, bright, bronze color. Head is 1 inch and tons of tiny bubbles continuously rise to the top. Lacing was great and so was head retention.

First smell is a spicy, peppery yeast. Some cloves also there mixed with straw malts. No hops or alcohol are detected. Smells are a combination of a BPSA and a hefeweizen.

Taste is of pale straw malts, light corn and crayon. Hops arent present and alcohol is slightly detectable. Spice like cloves are in there mixed with some off flavors that somewhat distract from the beer.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Carbonation is high as typical for a Belgian ale but not overpowering. Head contributed to the overall smoothness of the beer nicely.

Overall this beer was semi sessonable and cheap for its style. There were some off flavors that detracted from the enjoyment of the beer and that prevented it from obtaining a higher score.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of secondtooth
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clean, golden yellow, with a substantial head and big, loopy, and erratic lace.

Nose is light spices -- clove and coriander.

Flavor is sweet at first, but smooth, and followed by a peppery, almost fruity finish. This is a subtle and tasty brew, and a solid middle-level introduction to the wonders of Belgian-style ales.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 4,006 ratings