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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2904   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."


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
Bottled, in Cyprus.
A redundancy rate that I had to use on this occasion. The selection in Cyprus was thin to say the very least and I’d been passing this by for a year choosing instead to take the more difficult rates first whilst they were there. Clear golden body with a medium to large head, dissipating. Coriander aroma that transitioned through to the flavour, accompanied by transient malt notes that could easily be missed if you weren’t paying attention.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2004 A touch too sweet - something just isn't wonderful here. Looks great, smells good, but a touch too fruity. Worse on draft as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2004
Color: a clear gold. Head: a nice, fluffy white. Aroma: sharp with spicy notes, sweet with citrus and fruit, peach, apricot. Palate is sweet and smooth, with full malt. Hops are playing it cool, but give a nice little tingle on the tongue. Light body, low carbonation, good texture. Overall, uncomplicated, fine, delicious, if unremarkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2004 For an abbey it's a bit better then average but it's lacking in flavour and fairly one dimensional.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jazzy (11) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
My favorite Pale Abbey Beer so far. Pours a golden body with a very fluffy white head. A slight smokey aroma that gives way to an extremely well hidden fruity bouquet of aromas. Taste is similar- with nice wheat, bananas and apples. Full bodied, very smooth and pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Golden-orange body and silky white head. Nice esters in the nose. Citrus, bananas, yeast, and bread feature prominently. An enjoyable beer that exceeded my expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2004
On tap at Sharp Edge, Pittsburgh. Dry fruity nose. Soft, semi-spicy, goes down rounded and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1970) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Light gold in color with a white bubbly head. A bit fruity and light with a classic belgian taste. Not bad as a session ale in the Belgian style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Sweet, soft, smooth and creamy; malts are a little sugary, with dry hops and spices. A nice light Belgian - would be fine for everyday drinking and with food. On tap at The Sharp Edge, Pittsburgh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2004
Bottle. Golden colour with a large, white head. Lightly fruity aroma, with a grassy and orangey hop element. Light to medium body, moderately carbonated. Not a flavour powerhouse, but notes of fruit, some spice, and a late, dry hoppiness. There are many beers that are better, but many more that are worse. If all beers were mass-produced, this would be pretty good; but they aren’t, and this isn’t. Weak in character and complexity, but not offensive.


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