1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Leffe Brune / BrownLeffe Brune / Brown

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

1,331 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,331
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 34
Gots: 149 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website
Belgium

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,331 | Reviews: 464 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, Today at 10:58 AM
Photo of Snugsound
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Snugsound, Today at 02:30 AM
Photo of CBack465
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

CBack465, Today at 12:47 AM
Photo of celikelf
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

celikelf, Today at 09:05 PM
Photo of stephenlee
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

stephenlee, Today at 07:21 PM
Photo of fr0wn3r
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

fr0wn3r, Yesterday at 06:13 PM
Photo of Yalcin
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

Yalcin, Monday at 09:20 AM
Photo of turntable1973
5/5  rDev +32.3%

One of my favorites

turntable1973, Sunday at 03:26 AM
Photo of Linda629
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

Linda629, Saturday at 10:19 PM
Photo of webereni
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%

webereni, Saturday at 11:03 AM
Photo of kevofficiel
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

The look of this beer is dark and brown on the light. 2 fingers of head. Light carbonation
The smell is about that chocolate, coffee and some raisin. Very, very nice.
The taste of it. Wonderful, full of chocolate coffee roast. You don't really feel that 6,5 ABV. Easy to drink. Refreshing and as a dark ale it's really nice. The taste stay on you tongue for a while and it's really light. Very different from a Guinness or a Rickard's Dark. This Leffe Brune is much much better. Even better than the Leffe Blonde.
So overall would I recommend it ? Totally YES. Very nice beer, that you can drink it during summer and during winter. It's refreshing, it's tasty. And if you find it on special, go for it, you won t be disappointed.

kevofficiel, Friday at 08:27 PM
Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Basoos1, Friday at 07:26 PM
Photo of TanisR
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

TanisR, Thursday at 07:50 PM
Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance – Almost black in colour with a smaller head than the blonde which again died off quickly but left enough to have a better lacing in the glass. When I held it to the light it was as dark as UK builders’ tea (before they add the milk.)

Smell – On opening the bottle the smell of alcohol was immediate. The smell of plum and fig along with bready hops smells come though also quite well.

Taste – My expectations were reasonably high for this one. The taste was very, very smooth, nowhere nearly as sweet as regular Leffe which was always a bit sickly for my taste. The after taste is mild but does linger for a while on the back of the tongue. This is a fine abbey beer with a tiny hint of coco and dark toffee. There is also something ‘smokey’ about this one like a porter with toasted grains.

Mouthfeel – Despite a small head this still feels full in the mouth and leaves a good stickiness it has a warming boozy feel

Overall – Easy to drink, I would highly recommend this beer to anyone it has a rich and complex flavour and leaves a lovely taste in the mouth. This beer is a great example of its type and a fine ambassador for Belgium.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Thursday at 05:52 PM
Photo of Flavio_Gama
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

Flavio_Gama, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of kwjd
3.25/5  rDev -14%

kwjd, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of GravelThaGeneral
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

GravelThaGeneral, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Antiantianti
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Antiantianti, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of probert
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

probert, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of cuy50
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

cuy50, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of BeckySherman
3.44/5  rDev -9%

BeckySherman, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.8%

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/28/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, banana, clove, chocolate, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, fig, banana, clove, chocolate, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, banana, clove, chocolate, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light nuttiness, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice dubbel style. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 06, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.