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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2956   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."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2009
75cl corked bottle. Deep golden colour, big, soapy white head. Sweet fruit (banana and oranges) and yeast on the nose. Medium to low carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Very sweet taste at first, again of banana and yeast. Higher alcohol content is noticeable but well integrated - at least as long as your Leffe is cold! Spicy herbal flavours kick in as you keep drinking, with a more bitter finish and a slightly dry aftertaste. My advice: Finish your bottle as long as the beer is cold - because as it warms up, the sweetness and the herbal touches become overpowering and quite synthetic. For people who like their brew strong and sweet, this is actually a very drinkable beer - which is why it has proven to be so popular.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2400) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Tap. Light grain note for the malt, light to moderate perfume for the hops, light soap for the yeast and hints of wine, clove and wood. Head is small, fizzy white with fair lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is clear amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and lightly alcoholic finish. A little simple, but the interesting spiciness makes this a unique Belgian Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Serving: 330 ml bottle. Appearance: Clear gold with a large, pillowy, white head. Very good head retention. Aroma: Very yeasty with notes of spicy clove, some banana, and a touch of solvent. Flavor: Bubble gum and banana are the two most dominate flavors with notes of honey, yeast, and some candy sweetness. A bit on the over sweet side in my mind. Palate: Medium-high carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium short, sweet finish. Overall: A Belgian for the masses that is overly sweet and lacks the subtle nuances of the finer examples in it’s class. Still, it isn’t terrible by any means and certainly is a good standby when nothing better is around.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goba (71) - BRAZIL - OCT 25, 2009
A nice golden body with a small white nice forming but quickly fading foam. Altough there was way too much carbonation for what I like in a beer. The aroma was quite a nice one, with a nice barley matl feeling along with strong spicy tendencies (coriander dominating here), some nice clove here. The taste was not superb, it was quite watery, but came with good malt, spice flavors (mainly coriander), clove and even some nice plum, some banana and some nice apricot. The aftertaste got me going, and filled my mouth: fresh bitterness showing some hop and yeast to it, with little of the previously dominating coriander. Carbon dioxide came all along, did not the best to the this ale. Mouthfeel was OK, nothing much. And the beer is somewhat unbalanced to the sweet - but my guess is that there’s too much water flowing in the making. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
osu97gp (670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Pours a pale orange-yellow with a white head. Aroma of malts and spices, especially cloves. Flavor is yeasty and spicy. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
On tap at some party event. Pours a clear light golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and light fruity, and bready with a soft spiciness in the background. A lot of clove and yeast. Flavor starts even sweeter than the nose, a sort of apple juice like fruity sweetness along with with the clove and lightly spiced character. Finishes a bit dry and not very bitter as the banana and sugars never really fade and linger in the finish. Medium body and a bubbly carbonation. Not a bad drink, but not nearly up there in the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brigg (533) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2009
(bottle) Bubbling, golden-orange body and medium white head. Good and strong aroma of honey, banana, clove and spice. Flavor is not as strong, but sweet, and floral. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle. Poured orange with medium white head. Full fruity and hoppy aroma. Light body, a little malt and a little fruit. Light but lasting medium bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2009
Pours cloudy light golden with a creamy white head. Aroma of clove, banana, coriander. Sweet and mild bitterness. Light to medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a fluffy white head that lasts a little while. Aroma is equal parts malty, sweet and funky. Flavour has notes of caramel, malt, yeast, spice, pineapple and banana. Very high carbonation detracts from the mouthfeel a little bit but otherwise this is a pretty nice beer. Nothing overly exciting but easy to drink and pleasant nonetheless.


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