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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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4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two and a half fingers of tan head on a medium brown colored body.
The aroma is caramel, cinnamon and plum. Faint overall.
The flavor is wonderful. Rich caramel and spice with a hit of lemon bitterness towards the latter end.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
It's a great tasting beer and highly drinkable.

Photo of laramis
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a deep red brown with a large off white head that produced good lacing and had great retention

S: Dark malts some fruit and some sugar there is also some spiciness, overall enjoyable

T: Similar to the smell some malt notes then the sugar is noticeable giving it a sweet taste overall some chocolate and bread notes, very little bitterness

M: Carbonation is in the middle it seems a bit on the light side body wise, but it finishes smooth

O: I enjoyed this beer it looked great that was probably best thing about the beer, not that it was bad it tasted good and was very drinkable it may not be the best belgian beer but it is easy to find and easy to enjoy.

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3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - My example was a beautiful deep ruby red but didnt make much head. Carbonation seemed lower than I was expecting. Others claim they had chunky head. Not sure.

Smell - Like roasty breads with sweetness scattered about. A little spice too.

Taste - Very much like it smells but the sweetness comes through even more. Caramel, dark chocolates, stuff like that was prominent. Fairly clean finish, no major lingering.

Mothfeel - The carbonation holds up better than I thought by the looks. Pleasant if unspectacular.

Overall - A nice alternative to the Leffe Blond Ale. I usually graba six of both when I buy Leffe. One of each per session is perfect.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10oz. draft served in a snifter

A- A dark brown, translucent, with a fizzy tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, lacing better than I thought it would be.

S- Very nice combo of dark belgian malts, dark fruits, candy sugar, and belgian yeast

T- Starts with a hit of the malt, with some dark fruit following, candy sugar and a light hop bitterness follow, and the sweetness wins out.

M- Pretty full and silky, a light carbonation is spot on.

O- Very tasty, and I'd certainly enjoy it again!

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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 33 cl bottle bought in Madrid.

A - Beer is chestnut brown with red highlights. Very clear. Off-white head starts several cm thick, with a creamy, moussy consistency. Serious lacing. A very attractive beer.

S - Biscuit-like malt aroma; some brown sugar and dark fruits as well. Interesting yeast notes. Elements are clean and nice, but lacks depth and complexity.

T - A little bit of hops taste and bitterness, but overall it is very sweet. Mix of malt, brown sugar and dark fruits. A sweet, slightly cloying finish.

M - Moderate hops bitterness. Gentle carbonation. No alcohol burn. Body too light for the sweetness.

O - Many good elements, but this beer doesn't quite pull them together. Too sweet and "shallow" in taste and aroma.

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