Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

BA SCORE
81
good
3,863 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor
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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:
3,863
Reviews:
1,367
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.6%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
994
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of jjkatter
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a Rochefort Trappistes goblet…

A- Blonde in color with thick white, pillowy head that settles into a thin lacing to the finish. Plenty of carbonation.

S- Belgian yeast with bananas and bubble gum. Slight medicinal aroma.

T- Pleasant tropical fruit taste. Fairly sweet, but in a nice way. Somewhat complex tones of bubble gum/subtle medicine.

MF- Nice texture, with plenty of carbonation and a nice semi-dry finish.

O- I guess my palate is not refined enough to bash this beer. I found it to be tasty and delicious. There are Belgian beers I favor over this one, but this is still a good beer and worth a try. Some reviews make this beer out to be as bad as the mass produced crap found in the US or Australia, but I think they are dead wrong. It may not be a trappist beer, but it’s not too bad on the palate

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy golden color with a white head on top. The smell of banana, spices and grains on the nose here. There might even be some citrus in there too. The taste of the beer was a little off in my opinion. Whatever it was it just wasn't working for me. The mouthfeel was decent, it was lightly carbonated, light bodied and smooth. Overall this beer was decent but the flavors just weren't all that good to me.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Jimmys
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330mL bottle into tulip. best before 14/10/12.

A: very bright, very clear golden. tons of fizz can be seen. bustling white head with good retention and picture perfect lacing.

S: a bit of sulfur. earthy, farm-y hop aromas. some malt. pretty fair, unexciting aroma for a BPA.

T: sweet malts there for sure. a fruitiness that reminds me of pears. a good, refreshing character from both the malt body and the belgian yeast. some hop flavors, but slightly muted.

M: mild, but refreshingly natural carbonation. i would call this body light, but on the verge of being medium.

D: i found this to be an enjoyable drinking brew. good flavor, but by no means overly impressive in any one area.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high dense, bright white head that slowly lied down but left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and consistently kept a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of spicy yeast in the nose along with notes of bready malts and hints of floral hops.
T: The initial taste has some malty sweetness, which is somewhat balanced off by flavors of bananas, clove and spices towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied, slightly thick (for the style) and a bit dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a good entry-level beer for new drinkers of craft beer.

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark gold color with a decent frothy white head that retreats slowly leaving some nice lace.

The aroma is yeasty bread with a floral hops note.

The taste is in line with the aroma, bready, bananas, slightly sweet with a floral hops spice, a touch of cloves, reminiscent of a wheat beer.

Light medium bodied with plenty of carbonation, very easy to drink.

Overall a very pleasant brew that makes you want another.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.59 out of 5 based on 3,863 ratings.
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