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

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: Bottle to snifter.

Appearance (4.5): Medium-dark brown, with off-white foam. Nice retention and lacing.

Smell (4.0): Caramel? I don't know.. but there is definitely a sweet smell to it. Maybe even a little spice.

Taste (4.0): Smooth, sweet up front, and some spicieness again, with a little bit of bitterness in the after-taste.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Just right, I think... maybe a little extra carbonation.

Overall (4.0): A solid beer, I'm ready for more!

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Leffe Chalice

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger tan head. The head has a very fantastic level of retention slowly fading slowly to give a wonderful level of lacing.

Smell – The smell is big and sweet. The sweet is mainly of cherry and some banana and pineapple. Mixed with the fruity aromas is a good dose of roasted malt, a light nut, as well as notes of a yeasty nature.

Taste – The taste begins on the sweeter side with flavors of cherry and plum mixed with a good brown bread flavor. As the taste advances some yeasty flavors soon come to the tongue and bring with them some flavors of banana and a light spice flavor. More toward the end of the taste, more sweet caramel and dark fruit and bready flavors come to the tongue and mix with a light alcohol flavor to leave a rather dark and sweet but balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that is just below average. The medium creaminess is good as it keep the beer drinkable as well as compliments well the fruity flavors. The brew however is not so thin that the roasted and yeasty flavors are detracted from. A good solid mouthfeel.

Overall – This is a fantastic brew. It has great dark fruit flavors, a good yeasty and bready taste as well as just the right amount of warming alcohol. Definitely one to have on occasion.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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Photo of matjack85
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My sister and her husband served these to us on Thanksgiving day. I had tried the Leffe Blonde before but never the brown, so this was a real treat. 330ml brown bottles with no freshness date.

The beer poured a clear mahogany color with so much head that I had to stop pouring before the glass was half full. Took over 3 minutes before the light brown head receded enough for me to drink it. Lacing was also incredible.

Funky Belgian yeast smell along with roasted malt and caramel.

Funky Belgian yeast flavor that's a bit on the sour side. A touch of vanilla, caramel malt sweetness, some kind of spiciness, and a mild hop bitterness round out the flavors.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Goes down easy and definitely enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is bursting with spices, and fruits. Taste is delicious. Lots of spice, malts, yeast, fruitiness, complex and flavorful, the glass is becoming empty quickly. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a beer worth seeking out.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a Leffe goblet in Holland. Cost was 4 euro for a 25cl pour. Reviewed from notes taken in June 2011.

A: Pours a two finger head, wonderfully fluffy, of white colour, with delicate smooth cream, of excellent thickness, and featuring good retention for the ABV. Colour is a solid dark brown-black. Nontransparent.

Sm: Hoppy. Cream, a light hint of toffee, and maybe even a hint of vanilla. A very light aroma; I struggle to isolate the notes with me broken nose. All apologies, lads.

T: Cream, light toffee, some nutty notes, well chosen dark malts, and maybe a hint of vanilla. More simple than expected, but certainly balanced. The built feels a bit muted, if not bland, but I like the taste in a general sense. Still, I remember it being better from the bottle.

Mf: Smooth and wet. It should be less so on both counts. Not badly executed, but there's definitely room for improvement.

Dr: Relatively high ABV is well concealed. I was surprised at its price in Holland. Good quality, but there are far better brews in the style.


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4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enormous head. Brown amber with bronze highlights. Aroma is yeasty spiciness first with pepper and cloves. Soft malt background. Very smooth and relatively flat, especially considering the size of the head. Finish is dry, but not too much and still holds a touch of malty sweetness and soft bitterness with a touch of hop flavor. Nicely done beer and fresh enough that each distinctive ingredient places an apparent role with the yeast, hops and malts all showing forth in quite complementary ways. A little dangerous in how easily is drinks.

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