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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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very good

1,499 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,499
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 43
Gots: 253 | 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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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle dated 16/07/14 ("best before" date) into a tulip.

Appearance: Poured a lovely reddish-brown with a 1+ finger light tan colored head that stayed awhile until it devolved into an irregular layer of foam.

Aroma: A nice, typical Belgian fruity/spicy funky aroma with malt and hops.

Taste: Some funkiness is present, but just as the label says, this Belgian has a major hops flavor component. It's a nice balance, however, between the hops and malt, with the malt having a caramel character. As it warms up (probably warmer than the recommended 41 degrees F serving temp), the maltiness comes to the forefront even with the hops, making it more like a typical Belgian. In any case, a pleasant grapefruit hops bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body which gives this darkish beer a light body in the mouth and makes it a refreshing brew. The carbonation feels medium-light on the tongue. A whipped cream foaminess develops as the beer lingers in the mouth.

Overall: I enjoy the funkiness of a Belgian beer, but I like this one even though the hops predominate more than in other Belgians. It drinks easily and has a refreshing feeling overall that I enjoyed. I'll look for this again.

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3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into Chimay Goblet.

Dark mahogany with a small off-white head.

Smells like caramel and toffee.

Somewhat syrupy, very pleasant. Very crisp. Sweet yet bitter.

Very carbonated. Very full body. Complex and rich. Nice lacing.

It’s a nice beer, but there are better out there. Pretty good for a cheap stand in though.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brown ruby color. Made lots and lots of thick off-white head and leaving strong laces. I am sure some will underrate its appearance just because it is an Inbev brew.
Good scent of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, caramel, toasted malts and earthy hops.
Sweet flavor, lots of prunes, caramels, brown sugar and a mild but noticeable bitterness from its hops. Hints of pepper and cloves.
Full body with low carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.
I found this more interesting than the Blond version. Solid and quality beer from a massive producer at competitive prices. Definitely worth it, leave prejudice apart. As other Belgian examples, I would prefer them to be less sweet, I believe it is easier to hide flaws behind that.

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Poured from the 33cl bottle into my Ikea glass (read my earlier reviews for a description of this glass). Pours a deep brown with a quickly dissipating 1.5" white head. Not the most beautiful brown.

Compared to the excellent Leffe Blonde, this just doesn't measure up. It's a good beer, but seems to lack the complexity, feel, and aroma of a better beer. Plenty of hops and some overroasted malts. Not much else.

I expected more.

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Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 1,499 ratings.