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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Pours with a nice fluffy, white head that sticks to the glass.

It is sweet. Surprisingly sweet. With lots of yeasty character. That's the whole show right there. There are some biscuity, and cracker flavors, maybe animal crackers to be more precise. Touch of honey. If I close my eyes, I start to think I can detect some bubble gum flavors, but maybe I'm looking for complexity that isn't there, or maybe I'm mistaking something else for bubble gum. There are some very subtle, but slightly odd estery and phenolic flavors that I can't quite isolate. They come off slightly medicinal after a while.

I enjoyed this at first. The more I drink it, the less I like it. The sweetness builds on the palate and the yeast gets to be old. If It's this or a beer that ends in "Lite", then I'll take this. Otherwise, give me something else.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a great belgian blonde, slightly overpriced here in the states, but a worthy brew. pours clear and shiny sun colored, with a lcy white head a few inches high. smells yeasty, golden fruity like raisins or white peaches. taste is a little sweet but very delicate and balanced. no discernable hop flavors, but thats okay in this style. mouthfeel is pleasant and quite light. excellent with seafood or fine cheeses. also very sessionable due to its unique flavors and light mouthfeel (and small bottles). still prefer the red to the blonde though

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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.

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 4,006 ratings