Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I tried the Leffe Brune in a Sam Adams tasting glass. The shade of brown is toward the darker of the style. A fine, creamy light tan head fully lasted ten minutes though there was some through to the end. This sent is nutty and like caramel. ( The unique nuttiness is reminiscent of the Leffe Blonde Ale.) To my pallet there is a slight sour aftertaste I could do without. The beer would be better with a steak.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2012 21:56:56 | More by RedBear84
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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 1,234 ratings.