Lefse Blonde Extract Kit

SKU: U1720

Belgian-style blonde ale features generous malt profile and spicy yeast character with a modest gravity.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts. It is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

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From the little-known Lutheran monasteries of northern Minnesota comes this artisanal Abbey beer. Pale, self-effacing, and easy to get along with, this Belgian-style blonde ale features the same generous malt profile and spicy yeast character of stronger Dubbels and Tripels, but its more modest gravity means you can enjoy a couple and remain upright and hard-working past Compline.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style Belgian
Beer Style Trappist/Belgian Ale
Color Light
Original Gravity 1053
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

'sokay Review by Dan
It's not a bad beer, I just don't care for it. I did the straight recipe, no messing around. I picked up a six-pack of Leffe and tasted them side by side. Lefse has the same taste/flavor/aroma, just not as strong as the original. (Posted on 8/25/14)
Nice, butt... Review by Mike
Well, heck - I usually only like to review stuff I feel worthy to review. I'm somewhat new to Belgian beer but Leffe Blond is one of the best least expensive ones I can find around here (well - 30 MILES from here.) I was hoping this would be a comparable clone since Belgians have such a high opinion of their beers you gotta pay the big bucks. Well, this "Lefse Blond" is a truly awesome beer. But nothing close to Leffe Blond if that is what they were striving for. Leffe has a punch to the face up front Belgian candy flavor. Lefse has an up front Hop flavor. Leffe is somehow heavy yet effervescent. Lefse is more like an ESB to me...? I think it will age nicely and it already tastes great but it will never "become" more Leffe - like without more of that candy sweetness. (Posted on 12/24/13)
Not bad Review by Noob
This was my second batch, and it's definitely not bad. I would not say that my results resembled Leffe Blonde at all, but I did add steeped Carapils for head retention because I got adventurous (probably not a good idea on your first few batches). As such, it required a much longer conditioning time in the bottle than I would have expected before it tasted good. It's fairly tasty now--mellow and a little sweet with just a slight counterpoint of bitterness. I think the subdued malt character of this recipe makes it less forgiving of mistakes, so take that into account if you're a beginner like me. It's also light enough that I notice some of the cider-flavor from the priming sugar, which I haven't in my other batches. (Posted on 6/6/13)
a favorite with my friends and family! Review by Kristie
I wish I could give this 4.5 stars. It took a few weeks to be ready to drink (maybe 5-6 weeks after bottling), but this has been a huge favorite among all my family and friends who have tried it. We all love it. I'm definitely going to make it again. (Posted on 1/28/13)
great belgian session beer! Review by Kristie
This is just as described, a great Belgian beer that's a bit on the lighter side. Awesome flavor from the Belgian yeast recommended. If it's supposed to be a clone of Leffe blonde though, I tried them head to head and I don't see much similarity, other than color. I actually like this beer a lot more than the Leffe! (Posted on 11/9/12)
Great beer! Review by Eric
I have done 8 kits so far in 2012 this one is the best so far! Very easy to brew and the final product is great! I let it ferment for 2 weeks, secondary for 2 weeks and cold crashed for 1 week. After a week and a half it was fully carbed and ready to enjoy. Its a medium body easy drinking beer I will be brewing this again! (Posted on 9/15/12)
Very good! Review by Robert
I dont know how to pronounce the name but its great! I had this on tap for my 4th of July party and everyone loved it, its very easy to drink. (Posted on 7/6/12)
One of my best so far. Review by Lee
I've made somewhere around 10 batches so far and this is the best yet. Cleared out nicely with irish moss. Taste is definitely belgian with pineapple and bubblegum notes. Absolutely delicious. (Posted on 5/26/12)
Summer Pleaser Review by Brian Hardin
If you want a refreshing hot weather beer, this one hits the mark. The flavor profile is fantastic. Some how we ended up with and extra 1/2 of Chinook and we through that in for the last 15 mins. It added a little extra bitter and aroma and turned out perfect. (Posted on 5/9/12)
Nice Spicy Belgian Review by J.Creek Brewer
This was my first Belgian style brew and I really like how it turned out. You can really taste the spicy yeast flavor and the low alcohol content makes it a very drinkable warm weather beer. Highly recommend! (Posted on 5/2/12)
Great baby Trapist Review by Brian
With the Liquid Wyest this kit is exactly what it looks like on paper, a lighter bodied and lower alcohol (a mere 6%) trappist ale, it is the kind of beer I imagine a Belgian session beer is like, would absolutely make again.

(Posted on 4/28/12)
Wonderful Spring treat Review by Josh
Brewed this with the Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey yeast. This went real quick after some friends visited my kegerator one night! Great banana and clove bouquet. I strongly recommend this kit for anyone who enjoys lighter Belgians or easy session beers for Spring and Summer. (Posted on 4/26/12)
Great Taste Review by Ronald
I have brewed this several times now and really like this beer. It is smooth to taste and really has a fruity aroma. A light to medium taste in the hop department. Very easy to brew and ferment. I don't use a secondary for this beer. I like this one to condition with everything . It is a great summer beer. (Posted on 4/20/12)
Great Taste and aroma Review by coneman
Just tried this kit and it was great. I have made several of the other Belgian beers but this is a great beer. Great aroma and taste. Not a strong gravity beer but great flavor. (Posted on 12/31/11)
Make it a Witty Blonde Review by Jason S.
Great kit, every one loved it. After the boil I split the wort into 2 fermenters, one with the recommended Wyeast 1762 Belgian Abbey II and one with Wyeast 3944 Belgian Wit. The Abbey version was very nice but the Wit was a great twist and took first place at the Anoka County Fair. (Posted on 11/21/11)
Great Review by Big Sky
A friend of mine just used this kit to make an interesting brew by adding chamomile at the end of the boil. the malty notes combined with the chamomile was fantastic. It turned out to be one of the best homebrews I've ever had and I've been brewing for ten years now. (Posted on 5/27/11)
Excellent Belgian style Review by sam
I greatly enjoy this kit as it's a quick Belgian and if you vary the yeast, Go crazy and try any one of the real Belgian yeasts for a different taste Wyeast 1214 (Chimay) for a a really fruity flavor or a subdued abbey style Westmalle Wyeast 3787 (Posted on 5/26/11)
Worst Beer Imaginable Review by Bulldog Brewer
I was really excitede about brewing this one, but it did not turn out like i hoped. it has been bottled for 5 weeks now and is still awful. i'm sure it is my fault, but it was fine when i moved it to secondary and from secondary to bottles. Now it has a skunk aftertaste? (Posted on 4/26/11)
Start your lawnmowers! Review by Crash
This is the first batch I've brewed in 10 years. It is a great session beer, medium body, Belgian flavor. Many have noted a metalic flavor, which I noted as well at 16 days.. It dissapeared shortly after that. My advice is to be patient..

I kegged it 16 days after brewing and served at 21 days (for a superbowl party). it was JUST ready in time. I couldn't belive how much this beer mellowed out between day 16 and day 21! I realize I pushed it, but what are you going to do when the Pack are in the SuperBowl? I bottled a gallon of it, which is now tucked away in the cellar for future enjoyment.

This is an easy kit, great for beginners, and a perfect beer for the summer months. When I brew it again, I'm going to add an extra oz of Hops at boil as I felt it could have used a little push in that area. Regardless, my wife was a big fan, so that's always a plus!

Be a social brewer!
(Posted on 2/9/11)
my first all grain Review by Erick
I don't know where to begin. As this was my first all grain batch, I wasn't quite sure what the hell I was doing. Anyway, I must have done something right. I absolutely loved this beer. After about 10 more all-grain batches, I am still most proud of this brew. Crisp, beautifully colored, and easy to drink. (Posted on 1/12/11)
Would make again Review by Michelle in Parkton
We really enjoyed this beer. The 6+% alcohol means that it was a have one beer and you're unwound from your day sort of beer. When it was young there was a slight metallic taste, but it aged out after a couple more weeks. This is not my favorite beer we've brewed, but its in the top 5. (Posted on 9/28/10)
Delicious Clone of Leffe Blonde Review by Yankee Brewer
After reading reviews of the metallic aftertaste from several brewers it sounded like the yeast was the culprit. So, I brewed the Patersbier kit with Wyeast 3787 and pitched the Lefse Blonde on the remaining yeast cake and I got a great tasting, spicy, smooth, Belgian Blonde. The clarity is unbelievable in this beer after a few weeks of cold conditioning. Thumbs up NB! (Posted on 9/2/10)
a good one to have again! Review by Cathy
This one was a real crowd pleaser and even those who will only drink Bud Light said it was really good! Too bad I talked them into trying it out! It went fast and was really a smooth one to drink after mowing the lawn! I will do that one again! (Posted on 9/1/10)
Excellent brew, typical of the style. Review by ncrose@bellsouth.net
My wife and I have different tastes in beer. I'm more an IPA guy, while she's lighter and less hoppy. Of all the beer we've made, this one is the only one that we both love. That's a very good thing because I like to use 1 litre bottles and it's nice to share one with a beautiful woman. I've got another batch in the secondary fermenter right now and will keep some of this recipe around all the time, along with the favorite of the moment. (Posted on 8/30/10)
Not so good. Review by Primeval
I enjoy the Belgian Lefe and I was led to believe that this beer was a similar style. I was quite dissapointed with this one. It won't keep a head and the taste does not fit the style. It has a sourness and a metallic aftertaste. Have discussed this one on the forum and others have experienced this as well. Won't brew this one again. (Posted on 8/15/10)
Hoped for a lot more Review by Novice
I do not enjoy this brew very much. It's got a different aftertaste to it. It's been conditioning now for 2-3 weeks and just not getting any better. Probably won't brew this one again. (Posted on 8/10/10)
Good Bier! Review by BPA Brewer
I brewed this recipe as a partial mash, adding a few pounds of Belgian Pilsner and cutting back on the extract. Overall I'm happy with the results. The beer has similarities to a LaBatts lager (because of pilsner grain) but the candied sugar addition makes for a little different after taste. I got an OG of about 1.055 and a final of about 1.010...approximately 6% alcohol. I will probably brew this beer again but will cut back on the candied sugar by 1/2. A decent refereshing "lawn mower" beer for the summer months with a good pilsner draw...if you do a partial mash with some fresh pilsner grain like I did. I give this recipe 4 pints. "All for Brew...Brew for All"! (Posted on 7/12/10)
Delicious Review by Scott
Made my way though Belgium, hitting up the infamous Delirium bar with it's insane collection of beer (including american lagers on tap). But in between bar visits, I always had a glass of Leffe blond in hand. Now a couple years later, I've made this kit twice and while I can't say it's the exact beer, it brings back those wonderful memories over the pond. Great beginner beer. How can you go wrong when adding Belgium candy sugar to beer!

Make this batch and serve it to those who say the aren't huge beer fans and you'll impress. (Posted on 7/9/10)
Nice first brew Review by Beerambassador
I did this one as my first brew on the recommendation of the gentleman at the Milwaukee store. Very easy to brew. The beer itself is not bad at all. I'm sure it would be stronger in the hands of a more experienced brewer. I had a friend tell me it reminds him of Spotted Cow. Not really what I was expecting, but not a bad beer.

I also noticed - like a previous reviewer - a bit of a metallic taste in the "back" of the beer. Very full and yeasty up front, but a bit weak and metallic in the back. (Posted on 3/29/10)
Impressive !! Review by BIGGEN
1 week primary, 2 weeks secondary, bottle conditioned for 2 weeks. I love it. Needs a bit more body, Awesome head and lacing to it. I might play with the hops a bit though. I'm gonna chill a 12 pack for our meeting comming up in 2 days. I'm sure the guys will love it. (Posted on 3/1/10)
Who doesn't like a strawberry blonde? Review by Dustin
I've done this one thrice, once as per the kit, the second time added a bottle of artificial strawberry, and the third used real strawberries. All 3 times it turned out great! The kit version is a nice smooth easy drinking ale. The strawberry versions added a bit of refreshing fruit flavor. The artificial lent a slightly sweeter taste/aroma while the real berries left a bit more of a real and tart taste. I recommend this beer strongly, either way. (Posted on 1/7/10)

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