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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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Photo of sfprint
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Exp: Nov 2012

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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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Converge
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of rangerred
2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance is a crystal clear medium gold with a one finger head. Really good lacing.

Smells of clove, banana, and some bubblegum. A touch of pears and caramel is also detectable. The aromas are a little weak.

Flavors of clove, pear, and bubblegum dominate but are quickly overtaken by alcohol which is odd considering this beer is only 6.6%. Some yeast lingers throughout but is quite weak. Finishes a touch sticky.

Overall this is not a very good beer. The flavors are not prominent enough and the alcohol is way too noticeable.

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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

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3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Duvel Tulip.

A: Pours a crystal clear golden color with slight copper hues. Two finger head was the result of a relatively aggressive pour.

S: Bready yeast hits first followed by some spices and some malt but it doesn't really mix all that well. Picking up alcohol notes as well even though the ABV is only 6.6.

T: Taste is improved over the smell in that the malt base shines through and the spices are really well presented.

M: Light/Medium body. Perfectly carbonated.

O: Easy drinker with good flavor. Really enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 4,018 ratings