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:
#39,097
Reviews:
1,395
Ratings:
3,934
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
2.81
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
1,036
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,934 |  Reviews: 1,395
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear gold with a large foamy white head. The head leaves tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is Belgian yeast, banana and cloves.

T - The taste follows the aroma. The taste is Belgian yeast, banana, clove, candied sugar, pear and some light white pepper.

M - Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a nice Belgian blonde. The flavors are a touch sweet but definetly wouldn't turn one down.

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Photo of EMH73
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a one inch white head that faded pretty quickly to a cap that left a little lacing. Smells and tastes of Belgian yeast, banana, clove and sweet malt. Finishes with a little bitterness and an astringent quality. Medium bodied and carbonated.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
2.45/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

Ugh, the clove overtook this beer, it was almost pungent. The smell, look and feel were pleasant but I could not get past the taste.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear copper gold with a white head. Smells of Belgian yeast, bananas, and bubble gum. Tastes of banana esters, Belgian yeast, bubblegum, and sweet caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a rich creamy feel. Overall it is a very tasty Belgian pale, and while it has its flaws, it's cheap, and that's what really matters.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: It looks delightful, with a lovely white head. Decent lacing.

S: Smells fine for the style. Small amounts of skunk can be detected Heineken style.

T: Tastes acceptable. The light malts provide a lovely bready/hay flavor that serves as a good backbone for the slight bitterness from the hops and the detectable funk. I'm not floored, and the balance could be better.

F: Medium to high carbonation. Great for palate cleansing with a meal.

O: Ehh. If offered I'd happily drink one. It isn't bad for the style at all, but I'd sooner grab a "Belgian" produced in the US.

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Photo of Lucular
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Macamah
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of edrip222
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPan
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aaashhh
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden with a sticky thick white top that settles round the glass. Smells medicinal herbs and bubble gummy. Thick mouth feel with flavor dominated by sweetness with medicine and herbs interlaced. Feels raw fruit like, almost sour in the palate after the sweetness subsides. Not getting what I hoped for, but not the worst I suppose.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden and mostly clear with a foamy white head.
S: Bananas and cloves.
T: Follows the nose, but with stronger banana flavor. Maybe a hint of cinnamon in the mix.
M: Certainly carbonated and medium bodied.
O: The best of this style I've had yet, but that's not saying much. I'm generally not a fan of strongly banana-flavored beers, but this one was fine.

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Photo of pau622
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bananas, bananas, and more bananas. That's what this beer seems like to me. It's pleasant enough, to be sure. It's a shade sweet. It's got no discernable hops, and it's pretty one dimensional. It's better than many everyday beers in the US, but it doesn't match what I expect from Belgian ales, pale or otherwise.

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Photo of JSG18
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Look - Pours golden in color with a finger of rocky white head that quickly dissolves, loads of carbonation.
Aroma - Wheat, mineral-like, white pepper.
Taste - Mild and sweet. Light crackery malt, hint of honey. Very mild banana towards the middle. Yeast has a dry peppery flavor like the aroma. Finishes fairly quick with a faint grainy aftertaste.
Feel - Light-Medium bodied, carbonation is on the higher side.

Overall - A very mild and clean Belgian ale, but enjoyable enough.

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Photo of schavuytje
1.57/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I smell the familiar smell of a similarly known yeast, Belgian blonde adij ale but one that gives hints of the desired taste but too little and then remains an artificial lack of taste.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.54/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tdewhurst
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying in a cafe in Paris. Only biere on the menu was Heineken, this was a much better substation. Little hit of spice, surprising little more than expected mouthfeel. Little sweetness on the finish and some mild hoppiness. Perfect for spring people watching.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Bangalter
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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