Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by kojevergas:
3.13/5 rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served on-draught into a Leffe goblet in Holland. Cost was 4 euro for a 25cl pour. Reviewed from notes taken in June 2011.
A: Pours a two finger head, wonderfully fluffy, of white colour, with delicate smooth cream, of excellent thickness, and featuring good retention for the ABV. Colour is a solid dark brown-black. Nontransparent.
Sm: Hoppy. Cream, a light hint of toffee, and maybe even a hint of vanilla. A very light aroma; I struggle to isolate the notes with me broken nose. All apologies, lads.
T: Cream, light toffee, some nutty notes, well chosen dark malts, and maybe a hint of vanilla. More simple than expected, but certainly balanced. The built feels a bit muted, if not bland, but I like the taste in a general sense. Still, I remember it being better from the bottle.
Mf: Smooth and wet. It should be less so on both counts. Not badly executed, but there's definitely room for improvement.
Dr: Relatively high ABV is well concealed. I was surprised at its price in Holland. Good quality, but there are far better brews in the style.
Serving type: on-tap
11-09-2012 20:17:55 | More by kojevergas
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a 330 ml bottle (best by June 16, 2015) into a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated June 20, 2014.
A-An aggressive pour produces about three fingers of dirty, mocha-colored head. The beer leaves sticky lacing and has a pretty good retention period. The liquid is walnut brown and mostly clear with just a bit of haze.
S-The aroma is holiday-spiced with ginger bread, clove, and root beer like scents. I wouldn't say it is cloying, but this is a sweet and syrupy-smelling brew. It reminds me of maple syrup, actually.
T-The taste is similar to the smell with root beer, ginger bread, mild sweetness, and cocoa flavors. The beer doesn't pack the overt spices of a holiday brew, but more subtle, integrated flavors.
M-The feel is a bit thin with more crispness than I would like for the style.
O-This is a decent brew with some interesting flavors, but nothing spectacular. The root beer/ginger bread flavors are interesting, but the lack of complexity and the slightly thin mouthfeel hurt the scores.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 03:52:00 | More by spoony
4.04/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a deep brown with a creamy, beige-colored head. Creamy looking. Good retention, and nice lacing. Difficult to see thru the beer, but when held up to light there are nice red highlights.
S - Nice mix of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. I would prefer it if the aroma was a little more potent.
T - I was quite pleasantly surprised here! It tastes like a slightly muffled version of some of the dubbels that I really like. It's also just a touch sweeter. There is a slight sourness, and a slight metallic note on the finish but it doesn't last long.
M - Excellent job here. It feels medium-bodied with carbonation that you really feel. But it's not fizzy. Mild tingle on the finish. Slightly dry.
O - This is a really good beer. At the price point I would consider it an excellent value, particularly for those interested in breaking into abbey ales. I'll be buying this again and will definitely use it as a lower cost fix for when I've got a hankering for a Belgian Dark of some sort.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 00:48:52 | More by Andrew041180
Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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