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

Leffe Brune / BrownLeffe Brune / Brown
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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

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

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Photo of Dank26
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of kojevergas
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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Photo of garymuchow
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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Photo of marvmoreno
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown with a big tan head.

Smell is spicy, definitely cloves, light pepper, a little fruit

Similar to nose with lots of spice notes, more sweetness compared to aroma, almost overly sweet, spice dominant.

Decent feel, medium-light body, lacks some carbonation

Pretty good overall..not really a go-to Belgian

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Photo of Wamba
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ershov
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of deldad
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of oldedog
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of seplo
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of peagasus
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Cymbeline168
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of billybob
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a ruby/brown color with a three finger light tan head that settles to a rocky one finger foam and lots of long lasting sticky lace. a light aroma of sweetness spice and alcohol meets the nose. nice balance of taste between caramel, rock candy, dried plums, spice, and then you start to taste the warming affects of the alcohol also could pick up a hint of chocolate. mouthfeel is smooth with a light carbonation that holds well and didn't go flat. overall it was very enjoyable.

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Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of JHendu
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Tnkemist
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Gotta drink something whilst my mind is happily torn asunder by the first season of Adventure Time, right? This stuff pours a dark ruby-brown topped by two fingers of off-cream foam. The nose comprises graham cracker, Belgian yeast, light rye bread, and clove. The taste holds notes of mild cocoa, clove, light brown sugar, banana peel, light Belgian yeast, and light toasted biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a slightly grainy feel. Overall, a solid, if somewhat underwhelming, Belgian dark. It won't blow you outta the water, but it'll do for a quick Belgian-y nip.

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Photo of taryn
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Lette
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Zonian1
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of kazoo
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of liamt07
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, been hanging around in my basement for a couple years at least... 330ml into a tulip.

Dark brown/burgundy with a few fingers of mocha head. Fairly dense lacing and substantial retention. Nose of dark fruits, mostly grapes, some candi sugar and darker malts, slightly bready. Taste is almost solely grape juice, a bit nutty and some sweeter dark malts. A bit of yeast as well. Mouthfeel is medium light, slightly watery.and carbonation is quite low - slightly drying finish. Nothing wrong with this beer, but it's not too exciting either.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of RogerDoger
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of jandadeboer
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 64.3% out of 100 with 1,847 ratings
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