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 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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Photo of ChanceK
1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of suspect
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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Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of PeteRiz
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of vencad
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of TexPederson
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of FrankieW
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drinking it in Lebanon, and was poured into a typical beer mug. Great light golden colour, creamy white head that did not last very long. Hints of fruity goodness in the aroma. Nice light feel on the mouth, not over carbonated, and sweet taste. No overly bitter after taste.

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Photo of Cariadmum
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of rwrk42
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pour: A yellow color with some off white head which dissipates quickly
Smell: Sweet with caramel malt. Very faint, not much in terms of hops
Taste: Very smooth with a malt taste followed by yeast wheat like flavors. Alcohol not that apparent.
An okay belgian pale ale but was hoping for a bit more.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ZAP
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Golden color...off white head..

S-Yeasty...bubble gum...some cloves...a little banana

T-Nice bubble gum/banana sweetness...some light cloves....more flavor than I expected...

M-Finishes a little airy....short finish....body is light side of medium to medium

O-This is nice drinker with some nice flavors to it. Bought a single and am glad I did. Not sure I'll ever buy it again though with so many other options of Belgians out there..

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Photo of HarmonMW
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of JohnBeerRun
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer because I was attracted to the looks of it. The head on this beer was a light color that wasn't very thick, the smell on the other hand was fruity and rich with a sweet taste. The mouthfeel was very fulfilling with a kind of fizzy bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Filtered gold. Lots of additional carbonation. Almost macro like.

Smell: Bubblegum is the main smell. Sourdough bread. white concord grapes. Citrus. Not very dry.

Taste: Odd soupy taste, rubberband. grainy malts, floral pilsner hops. Citrus, and tomato.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy, dry and warming. A tad thin.

Overall: This isn't as bad as I originally thought it was, but it is still a wildly divergent and almost mass-market version of a cool very belgian style. Not recommended

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Photo of jaguar1712
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of shambeano
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip.

A- Pours a clear dark golden yellow, with about an inch of fluffy white head that sticks around for ages, leaving a bit of lacing. looks alright.

S- straight up a clovey, spicy yeastiness, followd by some orange peel and citrus. quite nice.

T- yeasty and spicy straight away, some citrus on the finish but a little more nondescript than on the nose. nice though.

M- light to mid bodied with a fair bit of tingly carbonation, dry finish.

O- pretty nice beer, a fair bit on the smell that you get when you taste it, but on the taste it comes through a bit weaker.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 750ml bottle from Newport Farms Liquor in Ocean Beach for $4.59 and poured it into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass. They were running a special on the 750's so I couldn't pass it up.

A: Pours a super clean straw-like hue with a one inch fluffy white head and decent lacing.

S: Bubblegum, cloves and wild honey, crackery malt, traditional Belgian yeast with the faintest hint of earthy hop.

T: Flavors are light and subtle and similar to the nose - unfortunately the sweetness and spice is overwhelming though and washes out the other flavors suggested in the smell.

M: On the bigger side of medium bodied, sticky and lightly carbonated with a syrupy finish that coats the mouth.

Had tons of these on tap in Brugge, as it's served there like Budweiser is here in the States and I really enjoyed the hell out of it - drinking glass after glass throughout the afternoons moving on to bigger beers in the evening, but man this stuff does not translate the same in the bottle. Too sweet and spice ridden and it only seemed to get worse as it warmed up. I think i'll wait till the next time im in Belgium to revisit this one.

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Photo of barleyroad
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold and very yellow in apprearance. Smell is quit typical of you ero brews. Mouthfeel is very champaigeny with lots of bubbles. The taste is very typical of a Belgian Pale Ale, one that is average. Very wheat and yeast heavy in taste. Overall this a good Belgian if that is your type of beer, although we have had better.

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Photo of nandika
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kurgan3
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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