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
Ranking:
#22,586
Reviews:
564
Ratings:
1,932
pDev:
13.72%
 
 
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68
Gots:
576
Trade:
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Photo of VoxRationis
4.61/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a customer taster pint; best before 8/18/2019.
A: Pours a crystal clear brown color with orange to garnet highlights, a fluffy, wheat colored head with at least three fingers initially, very good retention, and sticky rings of lacing.
S: Tangy. Roasty aromas, cafe au lait more than chocolate, up front, spicier and pepperier with light caramel as it sets, then more mocha, but with a strong helping of grasses and grains.
T: Semisweet. Flavors follow the nose with elements up front with the addition of brown sugar. Peppery bitterness is front and center from the start, creating a really well crafted counterweight to the sweetness.
M: Light to medium bodied with strong to moderate effervescence. Very smooth, but with a good bit of tingling on the palate.
O: This BDA is out of this world. Didn't know what to expect. Hits all the right notes. Will be back.

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

From the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter pours one of my favorite brunes that
are more widely available. Pours a lightly murky ruby tinged brown color
with a fantastic head of off white foam that settles to a thin layer and clumping
pool with excellent lacing....in short very nice. Nose of light chocolate malts with
candy sugars and a hint of smokey malts with light herbal notes amongst some
dried fruit elements. Flavors nail the style with dark candy sugar and subtle
chocolate malts awash in dried dark fruit notes of fig and dates with a
hint of coffee and light anise. Mouth feel is very nice with medium light
carbonation, medium body, and a lightly dry sweet herbal finish.

Overall, a solid brew from a great little brewery!

Cheers

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Photo of HeWhoHasBeer
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jguzman718
4.57/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Tasted in a Leffe chalice from an 11.2 fl z bottle on November 3, 2018. This bottle was brought back from Belgium by a friend. Hints of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and spice. Classic.

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Photo of Rubezahl
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tomais
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Comparable to the Leffe blonde (tea tannin, clove), but with caramel, a little coffee, some dried fruits, and a slightly smokey, more rounded taste.
Nice very-fine carbonation. (Would probably be better in a Pils glass than Tulip.)
Sweetness is too strong and overpowers. The sugar is nice -- tastes like good raw cane sugar (FWIW I dont even know if they add sugar) -- but for someone who doesnt take sugar in their coffee, it's reminiscent of getting a coffee with a little sugar in it -- it's hard to notice the other tastes then... Maybe a characterful cheese would balance out the sweetness.

Four months before sell-by date. Tulip glass.

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Photo of _Adam_
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrc1093
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle states best before 10/06/19

Pours a deep auburn with a dark maroon hue and capped with a massive off-white head; great retention and relentless soapy lacing clings to the glass in various forms.

Aroma features delicate malt, yeasty banana esters, brown sugar tones, and creamy chocolate notes which only smooth out over time; simple but alluring and delicious bouquet.

Taste is of mild chocolatey malt, soft plum and fig notes, and light hints of yeast; finish is quick, but the flavor is solid.

Mouthfeel is consistently light with carbonation on the fluffier, heavier side throughout; a nice yeasty grit on the finish as it thins a bit; crisp and very slightly roasty nonetheless, qualities which shine through nicely.

Enjoyable intro to Belgian browns for me here; great, straightforward profile, and while it does hold back quite a bit from what I’m thinking is its total potential, it still leaves you with an eminently enjoyable, easy-drinking offering.

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Photo of isaac_barrow
2.86/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of edc20
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shanedupuis
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This goto dark Belgium ale has a nice touch of coffee flavor together with a full-bodied dark-roasted aroma and taste as well as plenty of carbonation.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrankCazabon
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csnyder83
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heddar33
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpaulreese
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnyCastle
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2oz, brown bottle into glass. Label is marked Best Before End: 17/08/19. Label indicates this bottle of beer was brewed in Belgium and imported into the U.S.
Clear, ruby brown colored body, with one finger off white head, which leaves behind spots and strings of lacing.
Roasted malts and caramel in the aroma, with a touch of molasses.
Very smooth taste of roasted malts, with flavors of caramel and molasses. Has sweeter, higher, lighter notes that point to a dark, dried fruit. Light yeast notes at the very end, as they waft away. In the end, this is like a semi-sweet cola with alcohol.
Medium to heavy mouth feel. Good carbonation.
Easy to drink, semi sweet dark Belgian ale.

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Photo of Cjvailbn
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Knickfan3
2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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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Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,932 ratings