Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by Loki:
4.33/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Sampled on draught at Cafe Leffe in Lille, France in a 50cL Leffe Belgian Glass.
Served a dark reddish brown, with an ecru head. Fair head retention and good lacing. Bubbles from the high carbonation stream up the side of the glass.
Aromas of sweet malt, fruit, raisins, dough, and hints of candy. Then there is that hint of Leffe. I don't know what it is, but the blonde had it too. Something unique that when you smell it you know it is a Leffe.
Tastes of sweet malt, fruit, dough, dark candy, toffee, and some phenol spices to balance out the flavor. Very even and clean. A bit sweet for some, but another great session beer by Leffe. If all Amercian mass produced beers were of this quality many BAs would sing a different tune. A good beer by any standards.
Serving type: on-tap
08-15-2003 18:29:34 | More by Loki
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 1,234 ratings.