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

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1,445 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,445
Reviews: 475
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 38
Gots: 204 | 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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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of IPA35
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this yesterday.

Pours brown as expected, small tannish head.

Smells of sweet malts with some hops.

Taste is teh same, it has a very sweet dark malts flavour. Prehaps it is too sweet for some people. Surpisingly, it has enough hops to balance this in the aftertaste.

Nice and creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Not bad at all, widely available and cheap.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Bjsetti
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hdelavega
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a leffe glass.
Pours a deep brown with lots of red coming thru where the light hits. Has a nice super light tan head that leaves some really nice lacing.
Nice earthiness to the nose, Belgian yeast giving banana and clove aromas, there is also a pretty mild hop arom in the back somewhere.
Nice flavor. Defiantly get that same earthiness, nice bready flavor, full malty profile with a little grassy hop. A slightly sticky mouthfeel with a nice carbonation and good body for the style.
Nice beer, very nicely balanced and well put together.

Photo of JimmyMacS
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of rao2100
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of stevoj
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of atlason
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33cl bottle into tulip. Freshness date in 2013.

A: Dark copper, good head and very beautiful, ample lacing.

S: Caramel, mild European hop grassiness, yeast phenols.

T: Belgian candi syrup is up front and center, backed up by roasted malts and slightly subdued but super clean Belgian yeast flavors.

M: Good balance of medium carbonation and somewhat viscous cream.

Incredibly smooth and pleasant Belgian dark ale. What it lacks in character it makes up for in attention to detail.

Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Gmann
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown hazy ruby hued liquid. Average khaki colored head that settled into a light ring with a nice wall of lacing.

The aroma is of metallic raisins, brown sugar and deep steely caramel. The yeast provides some clove and banana; the aroma reminds me more of a dunkleweisse.

The taste is clovey with caramel and bananas. Some rust as well as a presence of raisin. This is quite flavorful, though heavy on the clove and banana. Almost seems more German than Belgian.

Light body, prickly carbonation. Quite sweet on the palate, could use an earthy bitter offset.

Good flavorful brew. Seems to stray on the hefe yeast flavor profile but that is ok to me. It is a bit too sweet but doesn't quite reach the level of cloying.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ikantspel
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle served into a duvel tulip

best before date of 10.02.13

pours a dark brown with a creamy 2-finger head.

malt, brown sugar, and a small hint of banana in the nose

the taste follows the nose. maybe a bit too sweet. brown sugar and caramel followed by malt and a dark fruit aftertaste

this one surprised me. didnt expect it to be so good

Photo of nataku00
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a chalice. Beer poured a dark opaque brown, slightly hazy at the edge of the glass, with two fingers of tan colored bubbly head. Head retention was pretty good, dipping down to a finger for a while before gradually receding to a thick collar after several minutes, leaving some heavy lacing.

Nose is pretty typical, dark dried fruits like prunes and raisins, dark brown sugar, a touch of clove, and some bready malts.

Taste follows the nose, light dark fruits, light spicy flavors, clove and cinnamon, and dark bread malts. Finish is dry and clean.

Medium body with high carbonation that gently scrubs your tongue. Pretty easy to drink beer, but the flavor was a little dull and muted.

Photo of flyingpig
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep mahogany brown & clear. Thumb size tan head. Great retention
S - Malty, sweet, wheat & yeast, some caramel, banana, hints of dark chocolate.
T - Sweet malts, yeast, sugar, banana, some spice & caramel malts.
M - Light side of medium, creamy feel, smooth, slight spicy finish and medium carbonation.

O - An impressive beer & much better than I was expecting. I'd have this again in a flash.


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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Rayek
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leffe Brune pours a deep mahogany with good clarity and active carbonation. A rocky nougat head starts strong, sticks the whole way down the glass and leaves good lace.

The nose could stand a little more oomph, but I'm liking what's coming through. Bittersweet baking chocolate is what struck me first. It forms the backbone of the experience. A bit of caramel is at work too. Bitterness is sharp and carries a pepper and clove bite. It lingers with the chocolate through the finish. Letting the beer warm some is highly recommended. A medium body that has just the right fizz rounds things out.

Leffe Brune was a pleasant surprise. It has a nice medley of flavors that kept me going back to my glass. I'm really glad I picked it up.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 1,445 ratings.