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

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1,221 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,221
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 30
Gots: 92 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-22-2012 18:07:46 | More by samEBC
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-20-2012 20:51:36 | More by JZ57
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-19-2012 20:51:49 | More by TrojanWheels
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-19-2012 05:59:04 | More by schopenhauerale
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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

exp 10/12

A: Pretty dark brown, like a maximized darkness of sun tea, no visible rising carbonation, single finger fluffy cream head. would be transparent.
S: Sweet chocolate coffee, with some yeast and a vague dark fruitiness.
T: Very little bitterness, but tied to the alcohol. Difficult to describe the darkness. Slightly sweet, but pretty ambiguous. Ok flavor, but sort of strange. Not my favorite.
M: Fairly silky and soft. Not much in the way of carbonation.
O: Kind of a weird one. Wouldn't jump to another one. The blonde is far superior.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 03:16:13 | More by sfprint
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-17-2012 03:31:00 | More by LGF
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-16-2012 12:22:01 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-15-2012 20:53:55 | More by nickfl
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-15-2012 17:20:45 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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New York

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark reddish brown, like the color of cola, or tree bark. Tan head, with good retention and lacing.

S: Has a plum and cherry aroma. Smells very much like a belgian beer. Also has a flowery style summer rose aroma.

T: First notes are of vanilla, butter toffee, corriander, belgian spices and cherry. Secondary notes are malt, cereal grains, plum, orange, and cany( You know the kind, that you'd find in a toysRus as a kid, and your mom would buy for you even though she knew it was imported from Asia and looked suspicious... tldr:cherry japanese candy) Balanced finish, and the aftertaste is a little dry, but more sweet than anything else.

M: Creamy and medium to heavy body. Low carbonation and very balanced, not bitter.

O: This beer is a top notch Belgian dark ale. I'd truly say that this is a complex and harmonious beer, with such a unique flavor profile, that i'd rate it in the top 25% of all Belgians around. Knowing that the brewery is owned by InBev makes me sad, but i rated this with no bias, only dictated by the profile of the beer. A good solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 10:33:53 | More by rodney45
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-14-2012 21:48:26 | More by Stoutsman
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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

A: Pours a deep, clear, ruby-copper color with two fingers of billowy, pale tan head. Outstanding retention and lace.

S: Banana, caramel, and a little pepper. Nice.

T: Leads with caramel malt, quick flash of dark fruit in the middle, then a sharp turn to Belgian pepper on the finish. As the beer warms, the fruit lingers longer into the finish.

M: Medium body, carbonation is at once creamy and soda-like.

O: Pretty nice beer despite the fact of being produced in mass quantities. Would make a decent introduction to Belgians for the uninitiated, and still has some charms for those with more experience. I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 20:36:10 | More by AmericanGothic
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-14-2012 20:07:34 | More by brutalist
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-14-2012 05:38:10 | More by ShucksBruh
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-11-2012 06:22:29 | More by ygtbsm94
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leffe Brown
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Pours a deep amber with an off white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, candy sugar and alittle fruityness. In the taste, a nice Belgian amber, with candy sugar, toffee and light toasted malts. Not overly sweet but has little discernable hop notes. Shortbread, muted fruit, and a full malty body compliment each other well here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall, my favorite of the Leffe line, really tasty.

Serving type: growler

01-10-2012 14:40:20 | More by Stinkypuss
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-10-2012 00:35:00 | More by Robje
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-09-2012 21:42:26 | More by bonbini26
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-08-2012 17:51:26 | More by bbadger
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-08-2012 03:29:26 | More by bacher468
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-08-2012 01:55:58 | More by Angeluz83
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

01-08-2012 00:19:35 | More by Gmuga
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-07-2012 23:56:11 | More by BrewtalAlement
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 22:40:23 | More by curasowa
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United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 22:53:03 | More by EmperorBevis
Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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