Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
4/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into NB globe. Pour looks really nice. Deep brown with a hint of red. Thick clumpy yeasty head. Great aromas of dried fruit, dark chocolate, and belgian yeast. Taste is of sweet caramel-like dried fruit and a hint of chocolate. Its typical belgian flavors as well, but has a nice sweet chocolate balance.
Really approachable and session-like belgian. Not completely sure, but I think its a recent release in the USA...I have had it before in Canada, but if im correct, glad to see it here in the states. If im wrong...glad its still here!
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2012 01:37:32 | More by DrinkSlurm
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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.