Den (dewhitton) wrote,
Den
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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 65: Leffe Blonde

There was a loud hiss of gas as I opened the bottle. Then it did something I'd avoided so far: foamed up the neck and out.

Leffe Blonde

Pours a crystal clear gold. A lot of carbonation visible. Big head that fades slowly.

First Sip: Sweet caramels and malt up front. Fruit and some breadyness lurking in the background. Almost no hops. There is a brief after-taste of raw alcohol which fades to a fruitiness. Mouth feel is thin but creamy, with a some of carbonation.

This is oddly sweet; it's almost like drinking beery mead. It's nice but you'd have to be in the mood to drink it, such as a "That was a nice meal, now for some dessert" type of mood. It does leave a nice warming feel in the belly. Definitely not one to drink chilled because the flavours become more pronounced as it warms. I certainly wouldn't have a session with this. I'd end up feeling all... gunky.

Leffe Blonde
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. (reads like it went through Google Translate)
6.6% alc/vol
330ml bottle

Leffe Blonde

Same again, sir? Hmm... it's a cold night and I'm in front of the fire. Should I have a port? No! A Leffe Blonde will hit the spot!
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