Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by fank2788:
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle served in a tulip
Very dark brown, just a shade lighter than black in the glass with a huge light khaki colored head that takes a while to subside. The smell is of wheat bread, dark caramel and belgian yeast in the form of banana and clove. The taste is similar to the smell with the yeast character in the forefront and the rest of the flavors bouncing around behind. The finish is dry but smooth as the carbonation level is low which makes this beer feel nice and thick in the mouth. Overall hop character is limited in terms of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness. Overall I'm a fan of brown ales and this is version of the belgian dark style is reminiscent of an english brown with more yeast character. Not quite as tasty as others of the style but still a good classic example.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2013 01:55:17 | More by fank2788
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3.81/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This beer isn't a thick or heavy one, showing appropriate body in its medium brown color with some deep bronze shining through in the light. The tan head is a rocky and creamy cap one finger in height. Lacing is deposited patchily and in good quantity.
Dark chocolate and caramel are on the nose with a bit of a smoky edge and a mild tartness making things interesting as dark fruits come in. A bit of earthiness is in here as well. The sourness takes an interesting turn at the very end as it mingles with the not-quite-burnt note.
There's a bit of spiciness, and the earth works at the end to really hold things together for just a good balance and depth.
The tartness tingles, and malts are displayed on the tongue primarily with caramel notes. A touch of earth and toast make up the bulk of the flavor, and spiciness, while muted, is present lightly. It doesn't maintain the full character of the smell, but it puts it together for the most part.
It's creamy and a bit crisp on the tongue, combining with the tartness that translates into a bit of a tingle. The body is a light medium.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 20:40:49 | More by Brenden
Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.