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

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1,338 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,338
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 34
Gots: 150 | 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%

ItsBeer4Me, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of rodney45
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

rodney45, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Stoutsman
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Stoutsman, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of AmericanGothic
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

AmericanGothic, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +5.8%

brutalist, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ShucksBruh, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Stinkypuss, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Robje
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Robje, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +5.8%

bonbini26, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of bbadger
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bbadger, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev +5.8%

bacher468, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Angeluz83
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Angeluz83, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Gmuga
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Gmuga, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

BrewtalAlement, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of curasowa
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

curasowa, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

EmperorBevis, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of BeerPhan86
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a mostly clear ruby-mahogany brown with a big two finger light brown head. Excellent retention on the head with very sticky lacing. It's a good looking beer.

S - Belgian yeast and dark candied fruit for the most part. There's a caramel/toffee aspect as well. Has that somewhat "musky" scent of a good Belgian.

T - Initially there is plenty of sweetness and banana, which rides out into a spicier, darker taste with plenty of roasted flavors. Definitely a spicy/peppery kick from the Belgian yeast. Finish is dry and boozy, which is par for the course with Leffe offerings. More of the raisin and dark fruit notes come out as the beer warms.

M - Creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. Very wet without much slickness on the lips.

O - Pretty good dark Belgian ale for 9.99/six pack. Definitely not in the same tier as some of the more expensive Belgian ales, but for a guy like me who enjoys Belgian beer in moderation it does just fine. Many Belgian beer fans view Leffe as mediocre, but this is still a delicious treat and reasonably priced.

BeerPhan86, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

RedFox, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

montauk7, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of puboflyons
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From, the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle marked 18/05/13-4902:45. Sampled on December 29, 2011. The thing about Leffe is that is it widely available but it still maintains a certain high quality. Here, we get a handsome looking dark amber pour with an abundant fluffy head that slowly settles down but never goes away. The aroma has a nice yeast, banana, and sweet Belgian malt character. The body falls into the medium range with a good amount of durability on my tongue. The taste has that immitable Belgian dark flavor with sweetness balanced with a cool, clean ending. m A nice beer when you are in the mood for a Belgian ale.

puboflyons, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a very dark brown but not quite black with a 1/4 inch tan head and ok retention

Smell: Notes of banana and slight Belgian yeast funk

Taste: Much of the same as the nose. I am a real fan of the banana in the flavor that compliments the nice dark malty character the beer has

Mouthfeel: Thin body and ample carbonation

Overall: I am a big fan of the beer especially for how readily available it is. Good beer

DarthKostrizer, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of mintjellie
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruddy brown and crystal clear with lots of apparent carbonation. It's finger sized head is retentive and lacey. It's mild aroma is malty and estery with notes of deeply toasted bread, brown sugar, raisin, and a hint of banana. Sweet caramel flavour up front, with a slight tang coming in on the midpalate with notes of raisin and plum. Finishes with a light bitterness and a whisper of vanilla. Medium -bodied and finely carbonated. Feels light, but not in the watery sort of way.

There's some good flavour to be had here, though I wonder if those flavours might show a bit more depth and richness if this beer hadn't been filtered. It might have lent the mouthfeel a bit more richness as well.

mintjellie, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

damuts222, Dec 29, 2011
Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 1,338 ratings.