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

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3.79/5
Very Good
1,909 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium
abbaye-de-leffe.be

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,657
Reviews:
557
Ratings:
1,909
pDev:
13.72%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 1,909 |  Reviews: 557
Photo of 88caprice
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass. A good Belgian dark ale. Mahogany brown, dried fruit yeasty aroma and tast. A little sweet. Hard to describe, but quite good.

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Photo of Acocar
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dawon
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jagoff
1.12/5  rDev -70.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

You can throw away all of the ratings pre-July 2018.

I just picked up a case of Leffe Brüne, my all time favorite for over a decade. The case looked totally different. On closer inspection, it wasn’t imported and the date is American format, not European. Well... gotta give it a shot.

It tastes nothing like Leffe Brüne. Turns out that InBev is brewing it in the USA. The new formula has none of the flavor and dark complexity of the old Leffe. The dominant taste is a distasteful bitter flavor, Anheuser-Busch InBev has completely destroyed a wonderful brew.

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Photo of Txtoasted
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice brown Belgium beer. Malty and delicious ale.

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Photo of sraufstok
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spectru
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear very dark bronze with a tall frothy tan head, lacy, persistent; Pleasant smell, but not strong; Feels smooth and tangy; Lovely rich full-bodied flavor but nothing distinctive that I can name, a little sweet and a little bitter; I really like this ale.

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Photo of virgochild
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scottsbeer
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mr-Beer
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark rootbeer brown in color. Smooth but yet crisp. Has nutty and coffee tastes

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Photo of rsquared59
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luka
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of quadmad
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany brown color. Above medium body as well as above average carbonation.
Aroma was mostly malt, dried dark fruit, brown sugar, and a little bit of alcohol. Taste was similar,a little sweet with a small amount of bitterness. Overall a really solid enjoyable beer

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of suspiciousone
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice head, nice aroma, attractive dark color. Very good feel and even attractively priced compared with other such beers. Overall a great one which goes well with many different foods.

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Photo of BillBrasky
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of digitalflood
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
2.62/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Way too much dark fruit action going on for my palate too handle. For some reason I cannot get into the dark Belgian ales. Cheers! C- (70-74) score range

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Photo of Sulty
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markapeters
4.69/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of qjholler
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A) Pours a nice deep mahogany color with a sizeable light beige head. When held up to the light, the body looks more garnet than brown. Decent lacing appears as the head subsides.
S) Malts and yeast lead the way, with notes of spiced bread and sweet fruit following close behind.
T) Moderately sweet, with a nice blend of fruit tastes (fig and raisin) and spices that aren't overbearing. A bready malt flavor finishes out the bill, making for a well-balanced taste that is quite pleasant, if not terribly unique.
M) Medium-bodied with a similar level of carbonation, making it very drinkable. The carbonation is effervescent and short-lived, and the tactile sensation of the brew doesn't overstay its welcome.
O ) A very enjoyable beer. 6 packs are available for 7.99 at Total Wine, making a decent value for an import (especially as Belgians can be pretty pricy). Definitely worth a shot if you like the style, and it will likely become one of my go-to brews when I'm in the mood for a nice Belgian Dark that won't obliterate my wallet.

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Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,909 ratings