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

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85
very good

1,343 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,343
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 36
Gots: 154 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001)
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Reviews by GJ40:
Photo of GJ40
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 33cl bottle. Brown with some light coming through and a small head of large bubbles. Aroma has black pepper, nuts, bread and a hint of prunes. Flavor is smooth with a varied blend of raisins, prunes, biscuits, black pepper and plums. Body is a bit thin with a moderately high carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer but not especially flavorful or adventurous. But I enjoy it.

GJ40, Aug 10, 2013
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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with red highlights with a nice somwhat creamy very sticky head,aroma is very sweet and brandyish.A pretty comples ale first I got some rich port like flavors with some candied sugar notes with a light smokiness that lingers into the finish.A nice beer to savor after a meal like I did,very well made and drinkable for the style in my mind.

oberon, Sep 29, 2003
Photo of Popsinc
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brown pour with a medium, creamy tan head. The nose is quite simple. A lit spice, a little sweetness. The taste is of light roasted malts with a caramel sweetness on the finish. Lightly spiced and quite a smooth, creamy body. A little bit of caramel sweetness on the finish. Quite generic for a Belgian but not half bad.

Popsinc, Jul 12, 2004
Photo of Marty
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was malt-tastic! A very sweet, malty brown ale... didn't really come across as sour to me. Dark brown in color with a medium-sized head. A very drinkable beer, but I found it so sweet and delicious that I was able to force myself to take very small sips and make it last. I'm tempted to say there were hints of raisins in this guy, but I really don't know. My taste buds simply said "goooood."

Marty, Mar 25, 2003
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am really not a fan of Leffe any more. I drank gallons of their brews these last three weeks and they really didn’t do much for me. This one seems to be rather more German than Belgian, like a thicker version of a typical German dark. Carmel and Roasted malts dominate. The color is nice, a dark brown, almost black with a thick white head. The taste and mouthfeel are rather sweet and not very complex. Very dark..

DaPeculierDane, Jan 03, 2006
Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in branded chalice.

LOOK (4/5) Pours a really dark mahogany or deep ruby-brown. The clarity is really good. Head is great - it starts very large, rocky & off white heat - this falls at an average pace to a thick film and some nice lacing. Maybe a bit too dark for the style, but very nice.

SMELL (4/5) The smell is complex and rich. The malts are of a rich sort of malts - I noted some caramel (front-and-center), toast, molasses, and melanoidins. I'm not sure on where the malt fruitiness ends and the yeast begins - but I think they come together to give off a great dried dark fruit flavor.

TASTE (4/5) Similar to aroma The malt flavor is fairly sweet but with a bit more roasted/burnt flavors than in the nose. Same fruitiness as the smell. A lasting bitterness (but no hop flavor) lasts into the finish and balances very well. Very smooth.

FEEL (3.0/5) Body was a bit too light for the flavor, especially given the high carbonation here. I just felt too insubstantial. The carbonation, with the light body, however, does work to dry out the finish and work against the sweetness.

DRINK (3.5/5) The lighter body should make this one more drinkable, and it does, but this slight disconnect kinda bothers me.

Rijtjeshuis, Jul 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

SkiBum22, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

SuomiHobbit, May 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

RoninBirdman, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

danthehopslamman, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

generallee, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -14%

SmellsofMahagony, May 15, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

TimoP, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of BlueHammer
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at the Half Door in Hartford, Conn. Deep brown color with reddish tones, opaque. Thick light tan colored head that left significant lacing as I drank the beer. This beer smelled somewhat nutty and sweet. The taste started with a slightly hoppy bite, was sweet in the middle, and then tasted hoppy again as I swallowed it. I enjoyed the taste but wasn't blown away by it, as I have been with similar style beers. There was just a little carbonation and the beer had a smooth presentation, making it easy to drink. The taste of alcohol was present. A good beer and recommended but there are others I'd recommend ahead of it.

BlueHammer, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of Billolick
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on Tap in a Leffe goblet at The Petit Abeille in NYC. pours dark honey, maple, with gobs of lacing and sheets of lacing. Exhibits a sweet, nutty nose. This is a fruity, nutty, malty brew, notes also of maple syrup, some subtle smokeyness, raisins, all flowing towards a long tasty finish. Fine stuff, especially if you can find it on tap.

Billolick, Jan 13, 2005
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

JayEvans813, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Freehouse, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Leffe-branded chalice. A lovely opaque chocolate brew, with ruby about the edges. Leaves about a 1/2 inch of thick bubbled head that doesn't last long, but leaves a good deal of lacing. Some foamy patches left on the surface.

The nose is dark fruits, yeast, a bit of dark chocolate, roasted malts and spices.

Starts off somewhat sweet, with yeast, caramel and malt notes dominating the palate. Grapes and figs are also present. Surprisingly dry, spicy finish. The alcohol is completely masked!

Velvety mouthfeel, with a solid level of carbonation.

The beer that first introduced me to Belgian ales (as well as drinking beer out of a chalic) has always been a winner for me. A great sipper, perfect for a quiet evening session.

JohnnyBarman, Mar 14, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

CDS86, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Marius, Jun 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Swonkie, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jiffymon, Apr 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Mirela, Mar 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Janeinma, May 21, 2013
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Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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