Leffe Blonde 0.0 (Alcohol Free)

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Style
Blonde Ale
Country
Belgium
Brewery
ABV
0.0%
Bottle Size
330ml
Serving Temp
4-6 °C
0.0%
330ml
Belgium
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This is Leffe Blonde without the alcohol. Period. The smell and taste is close to being identical. It’s a mite sweeter than the alcoholic version and there’s a strong biscuit maltiness to finish but otherwise, this is the same Leffe Blonde you all remember, minus the alcohol.

Brewery Info

Leffe. It’s one of the world’s most recognisable Belgian beers. Understandably so, it’s had more than 800, albeit tumultuous, years to build a brand and nail that quality. There are few beers that have quite such a development time.

Abbaye de Leffe in Dinant was founded in the 12th century and, like most abbeys and churches, they built a brewery to serve drinks to parishioners and pilgrims. Most people, including children, drank beer of some sort as it was much safer to drink than water.

Over the intervening few centuries, Leffe marked itself out as a brewery of quality. The abbey was seriously damaged in the years around the French Revolution but managed to keep brewing until 1809. During the First World War, many of the brewing kettles were melted down for ammunition.

It wasn’t until 1929, when the abbey was re-established, and in 1952, Father Abbot Nys, along with brewer Albert Lootvoet, decided to start the brewery taking inspiration from its original recipes. Leffe Brune was available again. It’s no longer brewed at the abbey (they produce way too much for that), but Leffe remains officially an ‘abbey’ beer. Today, there’s a museum opposite the abbey in Dinat – Maison Leffe – where you can taste the beer.

Today, there are nine varieties of Leffe, plus occasional limited run beers. The Brune is one of the best examples of its kind, a deep brown beer full of sweet fruit flavours but enough tartness to make it drinkable. Even stronger is Leffe Radieuse full of fruit aromas – orange rind and coriander seeds are particularly apparent; it’s a long, warming drink. The Blond is, of course, a classic pale abbey beer, with a beautiful gold colour and a rich head. Best served in a Leffe chalice of course.

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Best alcohol free beer to date
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This was a very good beer and close in taste to the real thing. There was a small alcohol free aftertaste like you get with all alcohol free beers but other than that the taste was pretty spot on with alcoholic Leffe. Would recommend!
As good as it gets
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My personal favourite non-alcoholic beer. This is a refreshing drink, comparable with the full-blooded version, that fills the gap between light lagers and hoppy ales. Its aroma of honey and taste of summer elevates it above other beers.
My favourite beer?
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This may be a little bias, as Leffe Blonde is possibly is my favourite alcoholic beer.
I'd read some reviews that the alcohol free version is quite different, however I didn't find this to be the case. Sure, it's not exactly the same, but it was close enough to give that familiar Leffe taste, and I loved it. A brilliant addition to the alcohol free range!
A refreshing alternative
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After reading a few reviews I thought I’d give this a go.

On pouring I couldn’t tell the difference, the look, the consistency and the smell was very much what I’ve seen with Leffe.

Now, when it comes to the taste it Isn’t the same. There is a similar undertone of Leffe blonde but it has an almost tonic taste to it. It took me a few glasses to get used to this aftertaste. However, after enjoying this for a few evenings I’ve not only adjusted but I actually prefer it to the original!

If your looking to drop the % but still be refreshed then stick this one out for a few days and you’ll come to really enjoy the taste - highly recommend
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