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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,822
Reviews:
527
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
514
For Trade:
0
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Photo of qrazvan
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McClinton
3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VonZipper
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexsergio
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of teromous
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The date on the back label states: "15/04/18 49 13:31"

Appearance: The body is a very dark brown color with deep ruby reds as light passes through. The head is very large and rocky with a light tan color. It has great retention and lacing. It looks absolutely perfect.

Aroma: I am getting a light bit of a smokey aroma.

Taste: It starts out with a nice sweet caramel flavor that has a smokey, woody quality about it. There is a bit of brown sugar and sweet malt flavor. All of the flavors are very light and although it is a sweet tasting beer it never feels syrupy or heavy.

Mouthfeel: It feels on the lighter side of medium in the mouth with a very airy feel. It is effortlessly easy to drink this beer and it goes quickly.

Overall: It is a nice, light feeling, sweet beer that has just a touch of smoke to balance out the sweetness. It is very enjoyable and I would both buy it again and recommend it. It would make a good dessert beer for those who are looking for something that is sweet but not heavy.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a clear brown with a nice head, slowly reducing to a thin layer. Lacing as you enjoy it. Some malt in the nose. The mouth gets toasted malt, clove and fruit. Nice!

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Photo of mcpat1993
2.77/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Too heavily carbonated and no head.

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Photo of shelby415
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeinportc
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikerems
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Commandophile
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gairo
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Randolph96
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Joe_Likes_Beer
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark brown color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, strong caramel malt, clove, floral notes, yeast, hint of hop, and alcohol. Fits the style of a Belgian Dark Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, caramel malt, alcohol, clove, yeast, floral notes, hint of wood, and slight earthiness. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, but body is too cloying.

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Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red-orange with a fine two finger light khanki ead with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted malt, caramel, fresh and dried dark fruit, clove. Flavor is Belgian yeast, toasted malt with a hint of caramel, dates, figs, raisins, cloves. Full flavored at first, but drops off into a finish leaving clove forward dark fruit and residual Belgian yeast notes. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A solid Belgian dark that has a good, authentic flavor start that dies away into the finish which is a little on the thin side, although there are enough traces of the original flavors to cover most of the clove spicing. Not a top tier Belgian, but authentic and satisfying. A surprise for an Inbev product.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6-pack at my favorite liquor store, I usually see the blonde variety, but finally the Brown Ale version was stocked.

Smell is malty, taste is malty with roasted nuts mostly. Little bitterness is present, and is very consistent from start to finish. Beer is highly carbonated, medium feel, and finishes with a small aftertaste. Beer overall is refreshing, and not dry.

Overall, this is a solid dark Belgium beer, it doesn't break any new ground, just a good beer. It is not nearly as complex as the leading Belgian Dark beers, but I found this 6packer for a whopping $9.99-- most high quality dark beers from Belgium sell for around $20 a 4-pack. This is definitely a steal, and makes a great beer to pick up when money might be too tight to pick up the more expensive brands. Not bad, and may get more in the future.

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Photo of bmaslakov
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tomislav
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Bujon
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A little fizzy for a dark Belgian beer. Caramel aroma and on initial taste, however this is quickly lost with the aftertaste being consumed with a fizz attack! The foamy head looks great when first poured, but dissipates rapidly. Quaff rating from me is reasonable, and I think that sums up the beverage as a whole.....not one I would beeline for.

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