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Leffe Blonde

Postby martindisorder » Sat Dec 20, 2014 23:52

I have been drinking leffe blonde tonight with my brother in law. First we where drinking out the large champagne style bottles then out of standard style 330ml bottles and the seem like totally different beers. The larger bottles tasted smoother and creamier than the smaller ones. Can anyone explain to me why this is? I would definitely buy the larger bottles in future even if they worked out more expensive it tasted that much better IMHO
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Re: Leffe Blonde

Postby GrowlingDog » Sun Dec 21, 2014 01:54

I've never noticed this. Never had both in the same night though. Experiment time :)
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Re: Leffe Blonde

Postby Bad 'Ed » Sun Dec 21, 2014 08:46

Were they both bought at the same time?

Never enough time....
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Re: Leffe Blonde

Postby Moley » Sun Dec 21, 2014 08:55

Just a quick note, Leffe is on offer in Tesco at the moment, 3 for £6.

Two quid a bottle is probably the best I've ever seen, so I cleared the shelf of the Brune yesterday.
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Re: Leffe Blonde

Postby martindisorder » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:45

Bad 'Ed wrote:Were they both bought at the same time?

No we got two of the big bottles from sainsburys and after demolishing those we ran out to the local garage and got the small ones
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Re: Leffe Blonde

Postby pittsy » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:58

One lot were older than the other , wheat brews don't last so long . At a guess the garage beers are much older
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Re: Leffe Blonde

Postby mabrungard » Tue Dec 23, 2014 16:42

We noticed similar findings a few years ago with the enormous 3L and 6L bottles of St Bernardus and Chimay ales. The beer from those larger bottles did have a better flavor and taste than the more normal 375 or 750 ml versions. Can't explain it, but it does support your finding. Bigger is better.

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Re: Leffe Blonde

Postby robwalker » Tue Dec 23, 2014 18:20

Yeah different shops probably mean different storage. A garage will have a really limited amount whereas supermarkets will hold stock for ages. I doubt the flavours develop much because they're owned by ABInbev, so likely blended for consistency, pasteurized and force carbonated...
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Re: Leffe Blonde

Postby Rivvo » Sat Dec 27, 2014 14:05

I always buy the big ones as it works out cheaper, they're usually £2.50 a bottle locally compared to 4 or 5 quid for the small ones, I can't say I've never noticed a difference though.

Ps has anyone tried the new Ruby and nectar ones? I tried the Ruby and I'm afraid I didn't like the elderberry flavour, a little too bitter for me, I've not tried the nectar yet but I have some in the garage.

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Re: Leffe Blonde

Postby mickthetrick » Sat Dec 27, 2014 15:41

yes ive tried the nectar and ruby. enjoyed them both to be honest and ive even got the wife drinking the ruby. the brune in my favourite though and tescos 3 for £6 is the best price i've ever know for leffe
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Re: Leffe Blonde

Postby Rivvo » Sat Dec 27, 2014 18:49

Unfortunately they never seem to do that at my local one.

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