Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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4.35/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I wanted to put off having the Leffe Brune till a visit to Ice Cold Beer and I finally did and it was suggested by a client who thought we could meet there. Immediately I ordered this beer that I should have long tried... (having already tried Westys long ago) The Leffe brune did not fall below my expections at all. I did not reveal it that day though... instead I bought a bottle to go as it was not sold at the shops and supermarkets locally. This Leffe pours into my tall Leffe chalice with a nice thick 2 finger plus head that was generally creamy but slightly more bubbly than the other Leffes. When I poured it at Ice Cold Beer for Rex and myself it did not yield much head but this time it did and I have no idea why. The color of the pour was a dark ruby brown. The smell was caramel, dark fruits, spices, yeast and some malts too. The taste starts off spicey, malty with light brown sugar sweetness; the fruitiness kicks in shortly after not exactly an outright strong fruitiness but it instead blended with the malts and sugars to become a malty sweet fruitiness with some dates and raisins. The fruits were not the pronounced and it was rather light but the malts go strong and reveal the light fruitiness beneath it. The finish was slightly yeasty and slightly bitter dry as well. The after taste was malty with a hint of dark fruits; slowly raisins surface in the after taste. Sweet malty, slightly fruity aromas were detected on the nose. A final note to the taste is the ressemblance to the Leffe Blond in a sense that I can taste the typical Leffe taste (mainly from the malts and spices); very nice. The taste improves as the beer warms; so do not drink it too quickly if you have it out from the fridge! The fruitiness and brown sugar sweetness seem to show up a little more and the taste seems more mellow as it warms. The mouthfeel was probably medium bodied but with a fairly low amount of carbonation but a slightly creamy yet slightly stinging feel in the throat which was pretty good per se; nonetheless, it was generally a smooth drinking beer. Very nice indeed.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2007 16:15:30 | More by basica
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