Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

BA SCORE
81
good
3,865 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor
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Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde
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:
3,865
Reviews:
1,368
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.6%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
996
For Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gifted this, used to be a favorite, let's see what the years have done.

App- A lovely clear golden with a thick white head that laces nicely. Very nice.

Smell- Clove and bubblegum. No hops to be found at all. Not too strong. A hint of banana, but subdued.

Taste- Sweet and malty, with a hint of bubblegum. Plenty of spicy clove as well. Sort of an odd balance. It gets a little fusel as it warms. A real candied sweetness. Just a hint of hop bitterness in there, I finally found it. A little muddled.

Mouthfeel- Nice, fine carbonation gets a little syrupy as it warms.

Overall- A totally nice beer. A little muddled, and no longer a favorite, but pretty nice. Often able to find it in bars without much selection, and a perfectly reasonable port in a storm.

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Leffe Blonde: I have had this beverage many times in Belgium, but that was too long ago, so I did pick one up at a store just to center my recollection. I broke out my Leffe glass (yes, I really do have one) for the occasion. Once poured, the Leffe is a perfect golden color, with a very thick head to it. The classic Belgian aroma sweeps over you: yeasty cinnamon rolls and gumballs. You know what I am talking about. The flavor is the same, strong up front, not too sweet and fades to a dry finish. There is a lightness to the Leffe Blonde that belies its Belgian origin. A great entry point to the Belgian experience.

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11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- A clear golden color with a three finger white head

S- Yeast, bananas, some spices, honey.

T- A weak version of the nose, get a weird almost wet grass flavor in the finish, spices and yeast help balance it out, but it is still there.

M- Light to medium body, a lot of carbonation.

O- Not bad but I would prefer to spend the extra money on something like Orval, disappointing compared to other Abbey Ales.

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Half finger white had, golden clear body. Some lace.

Belgian yeasty funk on the nose, tons of coriander.

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Mouthfeel is slightly fluffy, good.

Tasty, and a good standby for a Belgian pale.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.59 out of 5 based on 3,865 ratings.
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