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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 ’connoisseur’ beer that is easy to drink."


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
Sampled at a Wetherspoon’s in Wales. Quite a nice ale with a creamy head, unfortunatly served in something resembling a cheap wine glass, Nice golden colour, with a full body and nice hoppy aroma. It has a nice dry crisp after taste, but packs quite a punch when you drink it on a hot summers day!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorqui (2127) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 23, 2004
Compact and adherent foam. Loaded color, veiled and lightly extinguished. Good bitter but with a body that introduces liqueur notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Clear yellow little head. The aroma is small and floral. Flavor a little fruity with a hop finish. Light body crisp and dry. 02/06 poured a clear gold color with a medium white head. The aroma was sweet and fruity with apples being the dominant fruit. Malty sweet flavor with yeasty notes. Semi-dry with a light bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
I tend to find that it is rare that a beer named blonde is ever really good. This beer probably comes as close as any ever have however. Lots-o-head with a decent aroma and slightly bitter, but fresh taste. This is a decent Abbey Ale, that is well balanced. I would definitely have this beer again. Good for drinking with ham sandwiches and cuban cigars.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2004
Denne øl er en klosterøl af typen blonde og derfor er den narturligvis gylden, frugtagtig (brombær?) og fyldig. Problemet er nok bare at den er rimeligt ordinær for typen. Aromaen er ikke specielt overvældende, og selvom den er behagelig at drikke er den ikke nogen unik oplevelse. Det er en øl, der skal ramme bredt, og derfor ender med at være temmelig intetsigende.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2004
listen belgian lovers, i drink new belgium tripel about four times a week (hic), and i find this brew (of a lighter, albeit very similar style) very reminiscent of that fairly common midwest product-- tho more silky, less alcoholically potent and sweeter. it pours a clear polished bamboo yellow color, the creamy head is as thick as a hudson bay blanket. the aroma is curious. real curious-- because of that, it wanted to borrow my encyclopedia and travel the world and explore different cultures. that’s good, i applaud an aroma with a healthy curiousity. but rather, i mean it was ME that was curious ABOUT the aroma, ’cause it smells nice but it’s easy to compare it with toothpaste. it’s got a touch of bay rum lime as well, celery, plus honey and toothpick pine. brisk carb quickly becomes silky smooth-- in spite of continuous articulate lacing. sweet, nice mingling orange soda and hard cider and a touch of chardonnay-- the yeasty component gives it a corky nuance. buttered toast malts and moderate lemon bitterness. and look-- still lovely stucco lacing. nice, mild refreshing drink.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2004
Bottle. The colour is gold with a tint of red, liquid is clear. The low beige foam dissolves into an almost invisible lid.

The smell is fruity with a clear flavour of yeast. There are also some notes of almonds, cherries and raspberries.

The carbonation is soda-like with a sparkling mouthfeel, which suits this style fine.

The taste is somewhat yeasty, with a great variety of fruity flavours and touches of cask-maturing and candy sugar with some light bitterness. The aftertaste got notes of sweet malt, dark rum and a hint of alcohol.

Compared to other abbey-style beers, this one from Interbrew just lacks some personality.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Kind of harsh and astringent especially towards the end. Pours a nice hazy yellow/hay color with a modest head but fades. Lots of esters and phenolic aromas upfront. Wierd yeastiness in the flavor with a somewhat smooth finish. Alcohol was somewhat apparent which is wierd becuase this isnt a strong beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2004
The best word to describe this beer is overwhelming. As you pop the cap on the bottle, the aroma hits you in the face, alluring and full. As you pour it, you find the appearance to be, not as impressive, but nice--a darkness to it that compensates for a quickly dissipating head. As you sip it (and sip it, you must) your mouth will be tossed into a tumult of tastes, which takes the most experienced of raters to describe. So many flavors, so little time. In short, this beer lives up to being a Belgian ale. While not the best, this Belgian ale is still among its brethren--its saving grace being its wonderful complexity of malts, yeast, and hops.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2004
This is a very good beer. It is hefty and has an excellent, complex palate, which seems to consist mainly of caramel, citrus, and unbeknownst spiced of like quality. It tastes good but resembles some other English ales and suchlike. It’s still very good, but of course not the best of the Belgians (i.e. not the best of the best).


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