Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,823
Reviews:
1,407
Ratings:
4,023
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
2.81
 
 
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88
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BryanRex
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought this was a good traditional abbey ale. I didn't expect it to taste even half as good as it did, so I was pleasantly surprised.

Pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head that resembles a marshmallow. Excellent lacing and retention, but I typically prefer a more translucent bottle conditioned appearance. Unmistakable traditional Belgian smell. I could make out a bready malt aroma with hints of citrus, clove and spice. This ale has a well balanced complex taste full of citrus, spice and sweet malt with very low bitterness present. I really enjoyed the soft sweetness, and crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied and very filling with medium carbonation. The finish is spicy and sweet. I could see how some might find it too sweet, but I really liked the variation on the style.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jdense
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes, consumed 8.11.11.

One finger white head over deep gold body, quick dissipation with acceptable lacing, multiple rising streams of carbonation. Nice nose, coriander and orange peel. Taste mirrors nose, medium sweetness balanced by good dose of coriander. Medium mouthfeel, good effervescence. Enjoyable, just not that memorable.

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Photo of cycoduck
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of theopholis
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a brilliant, sparkling clear golden color with strong resemblance to honey. It has a nice, fluffy white head, with excellent head retention and nice lacing. The beer continues to effervesce from the bottom long after you've poured it.

Smell- Soft, pale malt aromas with a hint of simple, yet enticing malt sweetness coming up through the nose.

Taste: Very well balanced light malt sweetness with hints of yellow apple and oranges, very subdued spices and Belgian yeast. Very low bitterness present.

Mouthfeel- Crisp and refreshing, with a light-to-medium body and well-carbonated.

Overall- A well-balanced and highly enjoyable beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jjkatter
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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 -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +12.4%

Photo of Jimmys
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 4,023 ratings