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

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very good

1,480 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,480
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 40
Gots: 233 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a 16 oz tulip glass. A dark brown with a ruby hint around the edges and thru light. A nice two finger rocky creme colored head with excellent retention (still there after 15 minutes of drinking). Very clear and bright. Excellent all around lacing.

Aroma is mostly malt, with a very small hint of pepper, no discernable hops.

Taste is definitely on the rich, sweet malt side, my first beer of this type. Some caramel and a little spice, but no hops. Some might be put off by this, but I enjoy it very much.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, with a slight alcohol warmth, but nothing over the top. The carbonation is perfect.

Overall, I would enjoy this beer again and again. I tend to enjoy sweeter, maltier beers, and this is definitely a style I will like again. It also seems to hold up well in the bottle.

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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

Appearance (4.25) : The first thing I notice is the towering head. It's very creamy, stands about four fingers tall (that's over half the glass for me) and recedes very slowly. It leaves it's fingerprint behind with lacing that fogs the glass and webs around in intricate, starchy patterns. The head begins to look like soap foam after a short while. The body is coffee brown with a signature cranberry red tint when held to the light. The opacity is roughly 70% which is good for the style. It's a strong looking beer, and the head really proves that the Belgian yeast is active and alive inside the bottle.

Aroma (4) : A bit on the weak side but a hefty sniff gives way to spiced black jelly bean, hot leather, medicated mint balm, and a few peppermint coffee notes. It's a very "foreign" smell. I like it.

Taste (3.75) : Light bodied and easy drinking. Oat bread notes hit first, then caramel, molasses, and a yeast flavor, finishing with some slight hop and honey malt. Swishing in the mouth yields strong holiday anise candy. It's unmistakeable. It's almost like what I would expect a dessert or sweet course to taste like in Belgium. There's just this foreign baked goods/candy thing about it. A baked bread dessert. Maybe bread pudding?

Mouthfeel (3.5) : It is light bodied, lightly carbonated, and ends candy-like (as if you sucked on a piece of candy).

Overall (3.92) : It is a nice Belgian beer and has a very festive quality to it. I just get this picture of a Belgian speaking housewife making desserts for her husband's friends. Is that weird? I dunno. Try it for yourself.

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Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 1,480 ratings.