Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by CFHMagnet:
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes taken a couple of days ago.
A moderate pour netted me a finger and a half of foamy head the color of clean playing sand. It has a dark cola brown body with good lacing and head retention.
The flavor is highly malty but there is a nice balance with fresh floral hops. Light grape and banana notes are present as well.
The flavor is very much malt and bananas. Heavy clove and spices end it off and it gains a good amount of breadiness the more it warms.
This is an easy drinking Belgian. It has decent carbonation to keep it moving and its slightly drying on the end. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2012 18:41:54 | More by CFHMagnet
More User Reviews:
2.48/5 rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Was excited to give this two-year-old Leffe a try! It poured a medium dark amber color with little to no head, but that may have been because I was pouring from a day-old growler and this doesn't seem to be a very carbonated beer in the first place. The nose is sweet, almost raisin-y, and has the tiniest hint of nuttiness...the previous reviewer who mentioned root beer was spot-on. The taste of the beer was surprisingly sweet, almost unappealingly so at first, and none of the nuttiness in the nose translated onto the palate. It had a perfectly fine but not exceptional mouthfeel. The finish was fast and slightly sour. I was bummed I wasn't enjoying it more as a sipping beer, and after some pondering decided to pair it with a few mild and sweet-ish cheeses (havarti, mild cheddar, and some of Sargento's New Zealander). That made a huge difference...the sweetness calmed down and more nuttiness and yeastiness popped out, and I even poured a second small glass. I think this is an ok beer, and I might seek it out if I was looking for something to serve with a cheese plate or other sweet/savory appetizers. Probably won't buy again, though.
Serving type: growler
07-28-2014 02:02:55 | More by TheMcCollums
Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 1,235 ratings.