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 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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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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2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, there's really nothing interesting to say about Leffe. It's definitely better than most of the crap that's out there, but compared to other Belgians it's not that great. Its a more watered down, 'Americanized' version. The head is almost non-existent, which is not at all characteristic of this type of beer. I smell lots of yeast, some malt, not too bad I guess. The taste is watery. Thumbs down there. Overall, I can say I will buy this again, but only because there won't be anything else to choose from.

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3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This used to be a nice change of pace I would buy when I was stationed in Germany. I would always be able to find this in French Supermarkets. There wasn't much else going but Pils & Exports on my side of the border, BBD of May 17 2013

Pours an effervescent honey color with a pinky of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Green apples. a touch of pear

S: Green & golden delicious apples up front, green banana, plus a bit of phenols, A touch of juicy fruit mixing with touch of dirt & more green banana. Finishes with green apple skin & a bit of cheap boozey cider

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, decent balance

A okay take on the style, always liked the darker leffe better

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3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Le Manoir in Paris, France into a 50 cL Abbaye de Leffe glass.

A: clear golden yellow with small rimming of white head, good lacing.

S: light Belgian spice and yeast. Hints of floral and bubble gum. Not amazing for a Belgian beer but decent.

T: again lightly yeasty and distinctly Belgian. Though besides the floral tones reminds me a bit of a mass-produced lager than a Belgian ale.

M: crisp, refreshing, light. Good carbonation. Not a bad mouthfeel but certainly nothing amazing here.

O: overall not bad, though for a Belgian ale this is not one of the top tier from that country. I'd drunk it again if at another restaurant abroad that has a meager choice, but wouldn't recommend to be sought out.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 4,023 ratings