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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2637   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 ’connoisseur’ beer that is easy to drink."


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DatFlycat (12) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
This beer is phenomenal; The thousand-beer-raters, the "beer snobs" may sniff with condescention, but this is the finest beer I've had the pleasure of tickling my taste buds with. The taste reminds me of the days when beer was meant to sustain, to ward off hunger. If tastes of wonderfully-crafted bread. The aftertaste is rich & sweet, and precious fumes of alcohol taunt my sinuses in the most pleasurable way. It was in a search for more information on this beer, which is still very difficult to find in Northern California, that prompted me to first visit and join ratebeer.com. I first "discovered" this beer in Paris, where it served as nightcap and anesthetic for a horrible case of poison oak smuggled onto our French vacation. Call me a cad, call me an un-sophisticate, I care not, just please call me an Interbrew disti to get Leffe into the stores! (This is a legit rating...I wouldn't give it a perfect rating if it weren't my all-time fave)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theread (51) - Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2004
I expected more from this as I had heard it was a holy grail of beers, but it was too malty, sweet for me and it lacked a bit afterwards. The sweet taste is probably due to the higher alcohol, but this is not why I drink beer. Taste is the go and this didn't do it for me. On the VB meter this rates about a million times better than that.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2003
Light amber color; creamy head. Aroma of white sugar, paper, dust. Quite sweet, corn-like; more balanced at the end. Easy to drink, but not outstanding.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2003
This was what I lived on in St Martin. It was available almost everywhere, and was by far the best beer there. The beer is a nice murky golden. The taste is smooth with a strong yeasty taste. The aftertaste is a bit strong, but not overwhelming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Glowing golden yellow color, strong medium white bubbly thick head appears, fades within a short while to a thin skim and thin ring, lace in minimal strings. Nice nose of malty sweetness, dulled mild citrus and banana yeasted spice and tiny phenolic notes coming through as it warms. Taste is quite mild of malt sweetness, wheat, some dulled citrusy lemon notes with a touch of banana and spices. Its a nice mix with some light hops, finishes pretty strong with a big fullness on the palate and some fruity dryness with peppery notes. The feel is well carbonated with a slightly small start but grabs hold quickly and becomes quite full with a nice subtle dry finish thats crisp and dulled of citrus and spice. Not all that flavorful or complex but the carbonation makes up for some of that. A pretty nice blond abbey that comes across like a hefe on steroids.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 9, 2003
Smells old, dusty, and of clove spice and malt; just like I pulled it from the basement of a monastery. Color is mainly yellow with some amber and brown. Big white, merengue head. Taste is sweet malt, grainy corn, clove, and honeybutter. Aftertaste is very sweet and nearly cloying, but stays within the realm of "good." Better than what I expected for this mainstream abby, I picked it up at Trader Joes for only 90 cents!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2003
Bottle. Spicy, yeasty aroma with some malt. Quite sweet flavour which manages not to be too cloying. Alcohol taste very apparent given the strength. The first glass is pretty good but by the end of a 750 ml bottle its a bit boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2003
An excellent beer in all regards. The head seemed a little thin and quick to dissapear for me. It poured a light yellow color with only minimal carbonation. A decent fruit taste and aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 (Bottled) Clear, pale amber color with a smallish, lasting head. Spicy, witbier-like aroma with also some hefeweizen-like bananaish fruitiness, plus some strawberry on top. Very fruity, yeasty, reasonably malty, sweetish and slightly acidic flavor. Medium-bodied, smooth and very drinkable, although quite carbonated and acidic palate. Alcohol is well hidden, but a bit warming. A quite pleasant and refreshing summer drink that joins witbier and hefeweizen into one bottle (with added sugar, though). I don’t quite understand the bottle’s recommendation of drinking this at 5-6C...well, maybe during summer. [Pre-rate Jan 30, 2004] Clear, light amber color, small head. Yeasty aroma with banana and strawberry (both also present in the flavor). Sweet, a bit sour flavor. A very enjoyable and refreshing, though maybe a bit too sweet blonde. Feels like a mixture of Belgian tripel and a British ale. Also much like Lammin sahti. Great summer drink on a terrace - luckily it’s widely available on tap. The bottle is very beautiful, too. (7-3-7-4-14=3.5)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2003
This brew just went on sale @ $28/case. is interbrew trying to turn this into the next Stella? If so, beer drinkers nationwide should stand up and cheer. From the bottle you get a great creamy head that persists to the bottom of the glass, all the while leaving a magnificent brussels lace. The bouquet reminds me of flowers and nectar. Extremely quaffable - i'll probably need another case tomorrow.


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