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 Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,528
Reviews:
1,415
Ratings:
4,056
pDev:
15.73%
 
 
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90
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1,113
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3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tottel
2.04/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of craigbelly
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with billowing white head. Smell is mostly spices, hops, and malt. Taste is a very muted combination of pepper, clove, coriander, malt, yeast, and banana. Dry finish, medium bodied.

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

Photo of Kosena
3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of achepil
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jay007
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium gold color with thick white head leaving minimal lacing. Nose is spicy and yeasty. Taste follows with a bit of banana, clove and bread. Fairly dry on the finish, a mild blonde.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12oz snifter. Beer is a clear gold color, with a half-inch white head. Smell is mostly spices, hops, and malt. Taste is spicy (pepper and coriander), malt, yeast, and a subtle hint of fruit like bananas and apples. Mouthful is very even, beer is highly carbonated, feels good in mouth, and finishes with a small pleasant aftertaste. Beer can be refreshing, which is unusual for most heavy Belgian ales.

This beer can be had for $9.99 for a 6-pack in many places so price is a big plus. There are better Belgian Ales on the market, but they cost twice as much, and are not readily available everywhere. AB InBev owns Leffe, and that is not a bad thing here, since their established wide distrubition paths get this beer in many places. Combined with the good price, this makes this an easy beer to find and afford. Recommended, and a good beer to try if someone wants to branch out to the Belgian Ales.

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3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.51/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic feel and 6.6 abv that you do not taste. What I mean to say is the ABC of an ipa but the taste of wheat beer.

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3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BHapeman
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This is my favorite "chugging" beer. It's light, refreshing, and smooth, with a great golden ale taste.

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5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerMan247
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing tasty beer that was overwhelmingly malty

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Photo of Darcola
4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Leffe is a definitive go to for me. It's about $7 for a bottle in Washinton DC, so when I found it for $1.39 at a small fine goods store in my local town (I work at an engineering and agricultural school, surrounded by small business), I started buying it for a few over the weekend.

Worth the price, and would pay more. It's a light golden color. Smells of clove, banana, and corriander. Some sweet booze but it's subtle.

Taste is just after the nose, with some good malt and a slight bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp, medium carbonation, with some linger to the spices.

Over all it's good. Second favorite among Belgian blondes, just after Duvel.

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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Leffe Blonde from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 4,056 ratings