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Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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85
very good

1,203 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,203
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 29
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001)
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DavidST

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a goblet. This pours a dark brown with a small tan head which quickly dissipates, best before 10/2/13. The smell is of tobacco, yeast esters, dark fruit, bread malts. The feel is medium, high carbonation. The taste is okay, banana, spice, a nice dry finish, dark fruit.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 03:28:03 | More by DavidST
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I bought a six of this for about $9 after trying a single yesterday and determining that I would need more. One of my cousins brought me a 750 of Leffe from Belgium many years ago that was amazing, but ever since I've tried anything imported from Leffe it hasn't quite compared to that one from Belgium.

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Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 1,203 ratings.