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

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very good

1,325 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,325
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 34
Gots: 146 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Soxfanmcgee, Apr 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

kayrex, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

BoRaeCho, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

sandy408, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

bluntedboywonder, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%

S: Dark caramel.

A: Dark cola brown. Beautiful foamy head, beige in colour, like a mountain range. Smells very Belgian.

T: A sophisticated caramel flavour. Maybe a hint of dark chocolate. Velvety but slightly smokey. Nice level of tartness. Smoked wood in the aftertaste and a slight chalky flavour. Belching up some light citrus.

O: Much better from a rounded glass than from a thin glass. Nice and refined.

EDIT: Much better acquainted with it now. Deserves a better rating. Tasting a lot more chocolate and something plummy which I can't put my finger on. Probably plums.

Hoppsbabo, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

agreenman19, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

deonreds, Apr 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.1%

estevaom, Apr 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

OttomanSoxFan, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Redstar137, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours dark brown with a huge towering white thick head. Lacing and decent retention.

Yeast, dark rich malt, some cocoa, and brown sugar in the nose.

A bit sweet up front. Malt forward, with brown sugar and a little nuttiness. Bitterness tries to balance this out, and fails. Malt, bitter and sweet in the finish.

Nice medium body, good carbonation.

Overall, a likable brew, but a touch too sugary. Really hard to make you want more than one. Great nose, structure, but a bit off in the taste. Worth trying, but just ok.

OtherShoe2, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Dave128
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%

Enjoyed on tap at pazzos pizza pub in Lexington KY. Poured into a signature leffe glass for tasting.

A - pours very dark but clean with beautiful ruby highlights when held up to the light. The off-white head is fluffy but doesn't last too long. Lacing is superb. There is a clean line of lace for every pour/sip.

S - Smells sweet and spicy. Dark caramel malt. A hearty Belgian yeast gives it the raisiny fruity eaters.

T - Tastes of dark dried fruits and a tangyness from the yeast. I can slightly taste the alcohol but not too bad. Finishes sweet with just a bit of bitterness from a bittering hop. Don't really get much hop flavor.

M - It's a little light bodied and Overcarbonated for the flavors present. Medium body.

O - A solid and affordable Belgian dark ale. Even if it is an inbev, this one is still worth stocking in your beer fridge.

Dave128, Apr 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

traumaqueen, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

oxfordmini, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

sayyad, Apr 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Satchboogie, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

friartuck72, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

An aggressive pour yields a clear brown color with amber highlights and a solid 2 finger tan head that dissipates fairly slowly.

Aroma is bready malt and fruity belgian yeast, esters, and toast. It's decidedly sweet.

Flavor is supported by a sweet molasses malt backbone, with fruity belgian yeast offering character, leading to a slightly dry, almost bitter finish.

Body tends toward the heavy side with fairly high carbonation.

A very drinkable brew. Not a ton of character outside of the ester profile from the yeast, and a bit on the sweet side.

barczar, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

adamcthomp, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured into a Duvel glass.

Pours a chestnut brown, massive light tan head. Tons of tight bubbles make up this huge head. Great lace and a chunky island remains. Good looks here.

Brew smells of spicy yeasts, dark fruits and caramel. Good nose.

Brew is spiced up front; spiced yeasts, some dark fruits and some caramel. Brew finishes a little dry, spicy and peppery all the way through. Almost some smoked flavors as well. Good flavors, a little thinner in the feel. Maybe a bit too much carbonation though. Very good to session this one. Good stuff.

This is a good solid brew; tasty and sessionable. Perfect abv for a good solid brew.

magine, Mar 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Flaviking, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Hoagie1973
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%

Dark but clear chestnut brown with a huge clumpy head that leaves thick strands of lacing.

Aroma is sweet with caramel, toffee, and spicy Belgian yeast.

Taste is virtually identical to regular Leffe but with a touch more caramel maltiness and a faint hint of smoke.

Thinnish body but lots of prickly carbonation gives it enough substance.

Very drinkable if a bit overly sweet.

Hoagie1973, Mar 28, 2012
Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.