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

Leffe Brune / BrownLeffe Brune / Brown
1,855 Ratings
Leffe Brune / BrownLeffe Brune / Brown

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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

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Photo of kjcoff
4.83/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Like another reviewer, Leffe has become my "go to" beer and the Brune is my beer of choice. There's nothing about this beer that I don't like, other than seeing an empty six pack. The Brune seems to be a bit harder to find but is definitely worth the chase!

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Photo of ChopperSmith
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a Leffe tulip glass.

Appearance: Deep slightly hazy brown, almost opaque. A one finger creamy foam head that retained a good long time in the Leffe tulip glass. Left good sticky lacing behind as it slowly receded.

Smell: Sweet malts with some caramel and toffe, yeasts give it a nice fruity and slight clove spice aroma. Definitely smells like a Belgian dark ale should.

Taste: Sweet and malty with some good brown sugar and dark fruit flavors. The yeast is pronounced and adds to the sweet dark fruit flavors and adds a little spice to the mix. A delicious Belgian Dark ale.

Mouth feel: Creamy carbonation and a good wet and sweet finish. This is a thirst quencher for sure.

Overall: I really like Leffe Blond Ale, and it's one of my regular "go to" beers. Now that this Leffe Brune is easily available in America in six packs, I will be drinking a lot more of this. I love a Belgian Dark ale that is well made...this one is excellent, and a good price for a six pack.

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Photo of Flashyspoons
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of alugeris
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mjgrady
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two and a half fingers of tan head on a medium brown colored body.
The aroma is caramel, cinnamon and plum. Faint overall.
The flavor is wonderful. Rich caramel and spice with a hit of lemon bitterness towards the latter end.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
It's a great tasting beer and highly drinkable.

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Photo of laramis
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a deep red brown with a large off white head that produced good lacing and had great retention

S: Dark malts some fruit and some sugar there is also some spiciness, overall enjoyable

T: Similar to the smell some malt notes then the sugar is noticeable giving it a sweet taste overall some chocolate and bread notes, very little bitterness

M: Carbonation is in the middle it seems a bit on the light side body wise, but it finishes smooth

O: I enjoyed this beer it looked great that was probably best thing about the beer, not that it was bad it tasted good and was very drinkable it may not be the best belgian beer but it is easy to find and easy to enjoy.

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Photo of Sulvar
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Kloug
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of nuclearmeg
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Giannis
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BrewmanCapote
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of RoadLizard
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - My example was a beautiful deep ruby red but didnt make much head. Carbonation seemed lower than I was expecting. Others claim they had chunky head. Not sure.

Smell - Like roasty breads with sweetness scattered about. A little spice too.

Taste - Very much like it smells but the sweetness comes through even more. Caramel, dark chocolates, stuff like that was prominent. Fairly clean finish, no major lingering.

Mothfeel - The carbonation holds up better than I thought by the looks. Pleasant if unspectacular.

Overall - A nice alternative to the Leffe Blond Ale. I usually graba six of both when I buy Leffe. One of each per session is perfect.

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Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mattknueven
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of purppy
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of BeerBeerBeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of KillaB
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of coltsr2
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of phishbone23
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of jk3
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

10oz. draft served in a snifter

A- A dark brown, translucent, with a fizzy tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, lacing better than I thought it would be.

S- Very nice combo of dark belgian malts, dark fruits, candy sugar, and belgian yeast

T- Starts with a hit of the malt, with some dark fruit following, candy sugar and a light hop bitterness follow, and the sweetness wins out.

M- Pretty full and silky, a light carbonation is spot on.

O- Very tasty, and I'd certainly enjoy it again!

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Photo of Swonkie
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,855 ratings
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