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

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Leffe Brune / BrownLeffe Brune / Brown

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1,479 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,479
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 40
Gots: 232 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Brown with streak of mahogany and two fingers of head that fades slowly with chunky lacing.

Aroma: Brown sugar and caramel mixing with some yeast notes in the background.

Taste: Lots of molasses-like sweetness up front with a nutty malt base poking through here and there. Carbonation picks up on the back side and cuts some of the sweetness. The finish has a touch of soapy-ness and a hint of lemon, but is otherwise fairly fast and clean.

The Rest: Medium bodied and highly drinkable. A real treat.

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich cola brown with tanned head that whilst not being the thickest is dense and has staying power.

Rich strong aroma of brewers mash, treacle and parkin and a hint of sarsaparilla and dark rich cakes.

The taste is unusual that sarsaparilla and fruits that I can't nail down molasses run through the hops are hard to detect but the malts make a rye bread effect.

The mouthfeel is thick but somehow it stays very lively the alcohol overpowers.

Strong in taste and effect, good but rather heavy going.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BeerPhan86
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a mostly clear ruby-mahogany brown with a big two finger light brown head. Excellent retention on the head with very sticky lacing. It's a good looking beer.

S - Belgian yeast and dark candied fruit for the most part. There's a caramel/toffee aspect as well. Has that somewhat "musky" scent of a good Belgian.

T - Initially there is plenty of sweetness and banana, which rides out into a spicier, darker taste with plenty of roasted flavors. Definitely a spicy/peppery kick from the Belgian yeast. Finish is dry and boozy, which is par for the course with Leffe offerings. More of the raisin and dark fruit notes come out as the beer warms.

M - Creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. Very wet without much slickness on the lips.

O - Pretty good dark Belgian ale for 9.99/six pack. Definitely not in the same tier as some of the more expensive Belgian ales, but for a guy like me who enjoys Belgian beer in moderation it does just fine. Many Belgian beer fans view Leffe as mediocre, but this is still a delicious treat and reasonably priced.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a very dark brown but not quite black with a 1/4 inch tan head and ok retention

Smell: Notes of banana and slight Belgian yeast funk

Taste: Much of the same as the nose. I am a real fan of the banana in the flavor that compliments the nice dark malty character the beer has

Mouthfeel: Thin body and ample carbonation

Overall: I am a big fan of the beer especially for how readily available it is. Good beer

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3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruddy brown and crystal clear with lots of apparent carbonation. It's finger sized head is retentive and lacey. It's mild aroma is malty and estery with notes of deeply toasted bread, brown sugar, raisin, and a hint of banana. Sweet caramel flavour up front, with a slight tang coming in on the midpalate with notes of raisin and plum. Finishes with a light bitterness and a whisper of vanilla. Medium -bodied and finely carbonated. Feels light, but not in the watery sort of way.

There's some good flavour to be had here, though I wonder if those flavours might show a bit more depth and richness if this beer hadn't been filtered. It might have lent the mouthfeel a bit more richness as well.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer in a Greek restaurant. Luckily enough it is a pretty common beer in Holland. Otherwise I had to drink the Greek Heineken (Mythos).

A - A deep brown ale with on top a off white head. The head retracts pretty quick and there is no visible carbonation.

S - A good scent of malts, yeast and some light sweetness which I think is from candy sugar.

T - Light sweet (candy sugar), malts and yest as the smell gave away.

M - A light creamy body, this is real pleasant! The is no real bitter end.

O - A good double, I think it will be nice to age this one a little.

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

not even close to the red or the blonde, this is leffe's worst. pours a decent enough looking chocolate brown color with a thin creamy head. smell is belgian yeast, milk chocolate, and candy sugar. sweet and intoxicating. taste is less exciting than the nose, kind of just a drab belgian brown ale, nothing outstanding or out of the ordinary. mouthfeel is smooth, but its what killed this beer for me. it was almost flat and became more wine like in the mouth because of it. exactly the wrong feel for this style of beer. drinkable enough i guess, but not worth it for the price when the red and the blonde cost the same

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a one finger coffee head. Very dark, and impossible to see through. Good lacing on my snifter glass. The nose is interesting.. Smoke, peat, mint, spice, and some bitterness. Not what I was expecting at all. More malt and yeast needed. Taste follows the nose profile exactly. A little thin on complexity and flavor. Feel is medium, with good carbonation, and fairly dry finish. Overall, this brew lacks the complexity and meat of the best in style. I won't look for this again. Cheers.

Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 1,479 ratings.