Leffe Blonde | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Leffe BlondeLeffe Blonde
BA SCORE
3.56/5
3,934 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#39,133
Reviews:
1,395
Ratings:
3,934
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
2.81
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
1,037
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,934 |  Reviews: 1,395
Photo of Roguer
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful transparent burnished gold brew. Strong head production and good retention.

Nice aroma, floral, bready, and sweet. Lemons, cloves, honey, grass.

A touch too sweet on the palate, nearly cloying on the finish. Pears, bananas, spices, wheat bread. Light bitterness. Long finish.

Lively and active. Not quite balanced.

Reminds me of a lower ABV Tripel.

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Photo of Technosmith
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermannTheGerman
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Ok. It’s a world brand from the biggest brewing company in the world. Nevertheless, a solid Belgian abbey brew. Most of the crafted Belgian blondes are not as good. Nice head, wonderful color. The banana taste makes it remarkably special. Great beer for a reasonable price. Make sure you drink it from the right glass.

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Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darth_punchbowl
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a nice beer. The color is beautiful, on the straw side of the BPA spectrum. The thick, white head sticks around and leaves generous lacing. It has a cool, wet and clovey nose that yields to a sweet, mildly spicy brew of caramel and banana, with a touch of citrus, spice and fresh bread. The hop finish is gentle and aftertaste pleasant and dry. Wish they sold this in larger bottles.

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Photo of leslie91
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pohr10
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMullet
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with moderate head.
Smell is complex, heaven on banana and a bit of spice.
Taste is bready with significant banana.
Fruity esters and some clove.

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Photo of Monsterbaitor
4.84/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't get what beer everyone else is drinking and why all the bad reviews. Who gives a damn if they're owned by InBev. Seriously this has strong yeasty bready, fruity esters, banana, clove, spiciness. This is an excellent Belgian blonde with more character than some of the Belgian tripels I've tried. Excellent, excellent brew. One of my favorite beers now!

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsotsi
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful refreshing taste, especially when super cooled. Good head.

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Photo of thampel09
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of angergeneral
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I made an account just to dispute the 66 rating given by the bros. Perhaps they should revisit this beer. It's a very solid Belgian Pale Ale. WITHOUT a doubt.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Johnct
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wmcgar01
2.76/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden honey with large fluffy white head.
The aroma is Belgian spice, banana, and clean bready malts.
The flavor is way heavy on the yeastiness and the banana with a light grain. The bready malt hits up front before giving way to all the banana before finishing with a dry spiciness.
The mouthfeel is nice and light. It's super refreshing.
Overall it's just okay. I won't buy it again, but I would take it if offered.

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Photo of Shortbox81
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wit123
4.66/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just an exquisite beer; surprised on the low ratings/scores. The Belgians just know how to do it. Beautiful color, head, strong but sweet. Nothing fluffy here. Great finish. The bottle says it well: 'subtle sweetness, accentuated with aromas of vanilla and clove." If you like sweet beer but want some solidity and strength to it, this is a must have. Marvelous.

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.69/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Look: blonde, clear, foamy head. Aroma: Candied sweet banana, sugar, caramel, grassy, clove, herbal, wheat, bubble gum, cotton candy. Taste: Caramel malts, unattenuated sugar, cotton candy, bubble gum, banana, wheaty. Feel: Light bodied, medium-high carbonation. Overall: Cloyingly sweet, do not recommend.

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Photo of socon67
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Borzov1982
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To more sugar

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Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 3,934 ratings
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