Thursday, 10 April 2008

Leffe Blond

It’s hard to believe that after 84 Belgian beer tastings, I haven’t written up Leffe Blond. This is such a standard offering in Belgium, and elsewhere, that it’s almost impossible to avoid drinking it. Admittedly, I have had it before many times, but I haven’t officially put down my tasting notes. Until now.

Perhaps the other reason I haven’t yet blogged about Leffe Blond is that I’m not much of a fan of this abbey beer. It’s not a poisonous beverage or anything. It’s just too sweet for me. And too syrupy sweet at that. Thick and sugary is fine for honey, but not for beer.

“This has a taste that makes you thirsty”, says my colleague Milo. Maybe there is something in that, actually. Leffe Blond is so sweet that it never really quenches your thirst like something more sour or with a stronger hoppy-bitter aftertaste.

Leffe has another product called Leffe 9, which is getting promoted all over these days and which I find far superior to the Blond. I reviewed Leffe 9 back in January. In fact, it was the second beer to appear in this blog, so I don't want to hear any accusations I am ignoring Leffe.



  1. Amazing. I'm having a Leffe Blonde as I discover your post !!!

    Well uh.

    Come to think of it as I just had a pretty good day at work and Leffe Blonde is one of only two Belgian beers on sale in Abidjan, it is maybe just a coincidence.

    Anyway. Always good to read you.

    ps: The other beer on sale in here is Hoegaerden. Talking of a lack of choice... I miss Rochefort and Orval...

  2. What do you think about Leffe Bruin?

  3. I like all Leffe's offerings - Blonde, Brun AND Radiusse.

  4. Leffe Blonde, 6.6% ABV

    Leffe Blonde is no doubt the most famous of the Leffe brewery's portfolio of about eight beers (regular and seasonal). This pale ale is a year-round favourite internationally and is available at just about every venue that serves any form for Belgian and/or world beers. Its ubiquity is for good reason, as it is an excellent example of a Belgian spicy pale beer ...

    My review of Leffe Blonde

  5. Your beer review was featured at

    Thanks a lot.



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