Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by TheSarge:
3.23/5 rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Leffe Brown is a good beer for folks that are new to Belgian brews. The appearance of this brew is near perfect with massive amounts of milky brown head, with a clear body that is brownish red in color.
Aromas are not too perceptible, there is a slight earthy and sweetness.
The taste is sweet, with a root like flavor. Sassafras comes to mind for me.
This is richly carbonated and drowns out complexities a bit. There is a powdery dryness to the finish.
This is very drinkable and not threatening as I kind of said in the beginning. A good stepping stone for the newbies!
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2008 18:01:21 | More by TheSarge
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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 1,238 ratings.