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

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

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of liamt07
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 33 cl poured into a Chalice glass (Leffe glass)

App- dark brown colour with 1 finger beige head . Long lasting head.
S- sweet, caramel
T- roasted malt , then sugar and at the end bitterness appears
M- medium body, low carbonation. Good balance in mouth. No t so long aftertaste as other abbey brunes but the result is very nice.
O- good abbey ale, drinkable and easy to find .

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Dark brown body with hints of deep red. Beige frothy persistent head, started at about 3 fingers and stayed for half of my very long sitting. The other half of the time it was about 1 finger with excellent lacing the whole time. This beer has a lively carbonation.

Sent: Carmel malts

Taste: Carmel malts with a hint of roasted nuts and dark chocolate. Rather sweet, but not overpowering since the finish was slightly bitter. The bittersweet aftertaste lingers.

Mouth feel: Rich yet smooth, medium body.

Overall impression: My favorite beer so far by leaps and bounds. It tastes just as great, if not better, at room temperature as it does when chilled.

Tasted on: 09/14/12

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a brilliant, dark ruby brown with a light tan, fluffy 3 finger head. Retention is great, resulting in a lace that's thick and somewhat sticky.

Smell - Notes of banana, but predominately sweet, caramelized sugar.

Taste - Follows the nose. Very sweet caramelized brown sugar, with back notes of banana. Not a whole lot changes from start to finish. Maybe a touch more banana shines through on the back end.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Soft carbonation. Smooth. Entirely drinkable.

Overall - Pretty good Belgian brown, though a bit too sweet, IMO, to be considered elite. Still, I'm enjoying it well enough, and I wouldn't be unopposed to buying it again if it were on sale.

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Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,833 ratings.
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