Blind tasting review
Leffe Blonde
Leffe Blonde

Family Belgian Ale Style Pale Belgian Ale
Country Belgium ABV 6.6%
Producer InBev
Price $$$ Packaging 11.2oz/330ml, 12oz/355ml bottle
Characteristics Malty, yeasty

Overview Leffe Blonde is a very ubiquitous Belgian, often the only one available (along with Hoegaarden, of course) at bars with limited scope. It bears the name of the Leffe Abbey, but the beers are brewed by InBev at the Stella Artois brewery.

Flavors and aromas Leffe Blonde starts off with great enthusiasm: bright esters and a spicy, pepper/clove note in the nose. The beer is beautiful, too, with a big, dense rocky head. In the mouth, things slow down a bit. There’s lots of fruit, and a nice, well-integrated hint of bitterness, but this beer is well on the sweet side. Like beers dominated by hop bitterness, this will appeal to some drinkers, but in our opinion, a slightly less sweet version of this beer would be an improvement.
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