Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
This beer is clearly overated. I was really really disapointed by this beer. The aroma is doubtful, the appearance is normal (nothing special about it), the taste is just fine with spicy and wheat. With all the expectation I had from this beer, I can say that it is an average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 3, 2006
Beautiful gold to copper color with a white frothy head that last well and leaves a good lacing. Its aroma is fruity with nougat, caramel and vanilla touches besides of a noticeable alcohol presence. The flavor is of course sweet with spěcy hints and a soft aftertaste. Its body is light and soft carbonated and tends to be a little watery but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Golden ale. Big head and sticky laceing. This beer has a wonderful balance of malt and hops. Pleasent fruity esters, vanilla, and slightly citric. thick. A bit sweet and sticky. This is refreshing and very easy to drink. I should stock this more often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
A light, orangey amber coloured beer with a weak, frothy white head. The nose is sweet and a bit spicy, distinctly of that of cloves. There is also a hint of lemony citrus fruit. The flavour is again sweet, the spicy clove of the aroma is present, there is also a maltiness towards the end. The finish has a slight smokiness to it alongside the sweetness. Bottle, purchased from Larners of Holt, Norfolk, on special offer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Draft at Everybody’s pizza. Served in proper glass and all. Nice! Anyways, the beer wasn’t anything to write home about. Cloudy golden color. Yeasty, creamy taste. Citrusy aromas and flavors. Would be better in the summer. Drinkable and enjoyable just not exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2006
Yellow beer with a good white head that keeps bubbling for a while. Malty aroma with clear wheat notes of banana and spices and even roses too. Sweet, but with some bitterness after a while. Somewhat thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (785) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2006 (Update 22/08/06)
Wow! I had this again last night in my brand new Leffe glass. It was better than I remembered with the aroma much more intense: besides what I mention in my earlier tasting notes I found also some caramel, herbal notes and brandy hints. This is a really good belgian ale.

Original Rating (Feb 20, 2006):
Pours a clear golden and fizzy body with a big white frothy head that shows good retention and leaves a fine lacing. Well balanced malty aroma with fruity notes like, banana, ripe peaches, pears and hints of spices and vanilla with a slight alcoholic touch. Flavor is sweet and mild for the style, showing a high drinkability but giving not much for the palate. There is a soft alcoholic presence and the body is thin with a watery mouthfeel which leaves some aftertaste. Overall a light Belgian Ale, simple and effective. It gets better after a few sips. 8/3/7/3/13 Scoring 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JudgeDread (16) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Very smooth and clear. Low carbonation with plenty of fruity esters, nice spice flavor. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5557) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 24, 2015 Draught at La Bodega in Reims. Blonde pour. Frothy head and fruity. Good but served too cold. Somewhat disappointed. [2006.02.19: 3.1]

Many years have passed, but I return. This bottle at home, best before end 15/09/14. Nose is sweet and estery, lots of lemon in with lighter vanilla, banana, heavy fruity yeast overtones; I’m expecting it will be rather sweet. Pours clear, deep golden with a large soapy beige head. Taste is indeed very sweet, but not cloying, and the swell soon passes; thinnish body but not watery, a rush of great yeast character, sweet jammy and overripe fruit followed by cleansing banana-lemon esters and slightly-hot cloves. Just enough carbonation to refresh, just enough sunshine to embolden. Superb and readily available gateway beer. [2014.04.17: 3.3]

Bottle best before end: 16/03/16. Nose is again tremendous, classic tripel, but overdriven. Crystal clear pour with a rocky-soapy bright white foam head, more carbonation in this one, but a slight dulling of the flavors. Heavy estery and phenolic content, slightly sharp/hot, very digestible, still find the yeast fascinating. Still a great one, but I prefer their Brune. [2015.04.23: 3.5]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
nchurman (12) - USA - FEB 18, 2006
It had a nice color with a nice creamy head. A very creamy beer, with just enough carbonation. The flavor was nothing to get excited about though. Very bland.

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