Leffe Brune / Brown - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by puboflyons:
4.2/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From, the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle marked 18/05/13-4902:45. Sampled on December 29, 2011. The thing about Leffe is that is it widely available but it still maintains a certain high quality. Here, we get a handsome looking dark amber pour with an abundant fluffy head that slowly settles down but never goes away. The aroma has a nice yeast, banana, and sweet Belgian malt character. The body falls into the medium range with a good amount of durability on my tongue. The taste has that immitable Belgian dark flavor with sweetness balanced with a cool, clean ending. m A nice beer when you are in the mood for a Belgian ale.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2011 00:22:28 | More by puboflyons
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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.