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Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Brewed by:
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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3.56/5  rDev 0%
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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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

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

Belgian yeasty funk on the nose, tons of coriander.

Nice light body, full of coriander and wheaty character. Sweetish, too.

Mouthfeel is slightly fluffy, good.

Tasty, and a good standby for a Belgian pale.

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear, light golden color with good carbonation leaving a big white cap.

S: Honey, bread, floral and a hint of fruit

T: A little bit of fruits; apples, pears and some floral notes. Some bready notes, spice and light hop bitterness

M: Lighter to medium body ,plenty of taste

O: Enjoyable, flavorful and very drinkable. Good for the style

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4.11/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale gold, clear with small head but very pretty lacing. Poured into Leffe chalice.

S: Caramelized malt

T: Strong caramel, balanced hops provide good balance. Opulent dark notesevoke tasted birch and caramelized candi sugar.

M: Low attenuation, low carbonation provides a slow sipping experience.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 3,960 ratings
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