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Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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very good

1,221 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,221
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 30
Gots: 92 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001)
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Reviews by jettjon:
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4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a killer deal on a sixer at Publix and was shocked to see that I hadn’t reviewed this outstanding beer (though I have almost certainly sampled and even bought it before). I will also state that this beer wins the World Championship of Head Retention as far as I’m concerned. I poured one into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!) and drank half of it and put the other half in the fridge. Over an hour later, it still had sticky lace halfway up the glass to the rim, and a rock solid finger-thick cap of foam. Holy head retention, Beerman! Otherwise, this brew appears a nice dark reddish brown color like cherry or mahogany with tons of carbonation streams fueling that never-ending head. On the nose it’s definitely complex with the expected notes of sugary malt but also complex aromas of banana, cloves, and perhaps raisins. Mouth is similarly complex but not so much so as the nose, with a malty backbone tempered with just-right bitter hops along with clove-like spice. Hints of chocolate and toasted malt, finishes on a slightly sharp bitter note. Mouth is creamy and full and overall very satisfying.

Overall: A stellar brown ale and quite coincidentally precisely what I’ve been craving for a very long time. I’ve been drinking mostly huge American beers lately and I’ve forgotten how sublimely awesome many of the less ostentatious Belgian brews can be. This beer definitely reminded me and left me wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 02:06:55 | More by jettjon
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Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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