Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by marcpal:
4.2/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
500ml pour on tap at Leffe cafe in Paris.
A: Attractive pour into a nice half-liter chalice. A light shade of brown with a rocky off white head and great lacing throughout. A good looking pour and it was like artwork in front of the frites and moules.
S: A little perplexing at first take, but dominated more by fruity flavors like banana as well as malty flavors as it warms off. Caramel, chocolate, darkest of dried fruits, vanilla, spice- its all there
T: Adequate sweetness, considerable roasted chocolate tempered flavor. The spices that light up the back end of each sip create a complex beer. Strangely, all the fruity flavors that were prevalent in the nose weren't really too hearty in the taste. Still good flavor.
M: Thick and full bodied. Mildly viscous and a layering of flavor that builds with each sip. It does not have the typical Belgian carbonation that many have but that is not a knock, its a compliment for a beer like ths.
D: Far more drinkable than the regular Leffe I have back home and more drinkable then nearly all dark Belgians that I've had the pleasure of having. Strongly recommend this, particularly on tap.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2009 20:26:37 | More by marcpal
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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 1,234 ratings.