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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,224 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,224
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 30
Gots: 95 | 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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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Called a brown ale for a reason, the color is silky and sexy. The head conjured up quickly in a rush of carbonation and was thick on top but built upon a row of bubbles; it disappeared quickly.

Reminiscent of a Rauchbier the scent was of beef jerky, cloves and leather. Sort of sweet Sort of Smokey this aroma is very nice.

The taste is kind of confusing. Seems like there's a lot going on but yet nothing. I got some of the tastiest clove flavors but it got washed away in a carbonated rush that I thought tasted like Sprite. Caught some smoky flavor but it got washed away in a wateriness. Both the carbonation and wateriness lend to the feel which is very light and easy.

Overall, it's very interesting. Not off putting at all it made me curioser and curiouser, to quote an old story book character.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 21:51:54 | More by KYGunner
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A-An aggressive pour produces about three fingers of dirty, mocha-colored head. The beer leaves sticky lacing and has a pretty good retention period. The liquid is walnut brown and mostly clear with just a bit of haze.

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M-The feel is a bit thin with more crispness than I would like for the style.

O-This is a decent brew with some interesting flavors, but nothing spectacular. The root beer/ginger bread flavors are interesting, but the lack of complexity and the slightly thin mouthfeel hurt the scores.

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