Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
2.9/5 rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Chilled brown glass bottle with brown foil wrapped around the neck and cap.
Poured into a Leffe chalice glass it produces 2 fingers of carbonated head that fizzles away quickly with a collar of lacing.
Held to the light the color is a deep tan blended with a red hue. Very reminiscent of a cola.
The aroma is horrendously thin and one needs to drag away deep and often to receive moderate amount of malt and grainy yeast.
Malt and hops on the taste with dry roasted dark fruits also blending in to the palate.
Sweet fruit flavors rise up quickly in the mouth and fall away whilst still maintaing a tactile sticky gum-like feel as the alcohol begins to dry the entire thing up.
Not a great beer when it comes to Belgian standards but a lot better than most commercial mass produced beers out there
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2009 11:37:31 | More by SleepyMonk
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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 1,240 ratings.