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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Keg and bottle: Filtered.
Uses Vieux Temps yeast.
"Leffe Blond is a pale abbey beer, with a full, sunny, golden colour. It has a smooth and full bodied taste and a rich creamy head. Like all the Leffe beers, it is a íconnoisseurí beer that is easy to drink."


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingofCastle (206) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2007 bottle: Amazing beer which always reminds me of xmas! Great example of Belgian Ale. Also a great example of a stronger beer (6.5%) that isnít overwhelmed by alcohol taste (e.g. Sinha Stout). Pours sunny yellow with nice puffy white head. Tastes exactly like it smells: sweet yet acidic, fruity & yeasty. You can really taste fruit in here llike appricot or bananas, hard to tell. Here is a beer which has big, bold flavours but still is smooth (unlike Mill Streetís Coffe Porter). I always get the sense that if this beer had 1 more bit of flavour it would all fall to pieces & go to hell, but this hangs together.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Pours a deep golden color with a half-inch fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty, breadlike with some slightly sour malty notes. Flavor is sweet, grainy with a touch of old, dark fruitiness. Definite alcohol presence throughout ending in a warm lightly dry finish. Full, slightly syrupy mouthfeel with light carbonation and astringency. Great lacing. Overall, a great abbey ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (834) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Golden color with lots of lively bubbles; thick, white, creamy head that lessens but remains all the way through the beer; significant lacing. A fairly deep aroma of yeast, bread, hay, and caramel. Flavor is subtler, with yeast, bread, and some bitterness; alcohol is quite apparent unless you let the beer sit in the glass for some time before drinking; finish is slightly hoppy and bitter and will also have some alcohol astringency if drank immediately after opening. Medium body; creamy; faily heavy carbonation. A pleasant surprise, this beer is refreshing but not a lawnmower beer, but itís somehow missing something to make it a great beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andywandy (18) - ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
Not very keen on this, it is quite dry in taste. Its colour is not refreshing as the brown one. Lacks the fruits and spices taste present in the brown..

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Pale golden color with no head. Flavor was citrus and refreshing. Finish was a little bitter and un-remarkable. Certainly not a bad beer, there is just many better out there. Cheers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Frothy head didnt last long, medium bodied, more malty less fruity, not a very complex aroma..good finish, quality abbey

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
330 ml bottle: Lasting pearly white head w/a deeply golden hue. Aromas of black pepper, lightly grainy malt, smooth balance of malts and esters as neither stands out over the other. Lightly floral alcohol w/ caramel undertones. Also a bit yeasty, but itís light. Very well balanced w/ a subtle spicy flavor. Floral and grainy flavors along w/ peppery yeast. Light caramel flavor undertones. Dry finish and aftertaste with spicy yeast and a light grainy malt. Also a little aftertaste of a hint of diacetyl. Highly carbonated, lighter body due to that fact, smooth body. Very nice beer! Tasty, yet not overpowering. Very nice newbie beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyIdiot (2) - USA - DEC 18, 2006 does not count
Bottle. In my opinion, a wildly underrated beer. Pours with a golden color and ample head. Smooth and full of complimenting flavors. As a side note, I first had this beer over pizza and wouldnít have it any other way. Could it be because of this beers slight hint of anchovie in its aftertaste?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle-Poured a golden color w/a large, white, creamy, head. Light, floral, fruity aroma. Sweet, fresh, light, grainy flavor w/a touch of fruit & a little bit of spice. Not terribly complex, but very enjoyable. Not too heavy, reminded me somewhat of a Wheat Beer, but definite Belgian flavor. A great sesson Ale. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4958) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Every once and a while I run into a brew and say, "I canít believe I havenít critiqued this one yet". Now that I hear this is an A-B distributed product, Iím not thrilled about it, but here it is, non-the-less. Dark golden color with a full, creamy off-white head. Visions of a wheat field abutted by a field of wild flowers and weeds after the first sniff. Slightly wort in scent, with a hint of DMS. Nice lace. Sweet grainy flavors. Granted not the grainy flavors of most, but a raw barley and wheat component, that makes this seem, for lack of a better term, "Cheap". In a blind test, this would rate as a better than average malt liquor.


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