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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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Jetulio
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +12.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of DragonsSlippers
5/5  rDev +31.9%
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 -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- dark brown, keeps a good 3 cm of head for quite a while.

S-Malt and sweet caramel

T- REALLY SWEET. Caramel and malt. Little bit of hops on the end.

F- Very smooth with just a bit of carbonation for fizz.

O- I can see a lot of people really liking this beer. If you like very sweet, malty caramel, then it is for you. For me, the sweetness is a little too overpowering. I probably won't drink it again, but will recommend to friends .

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TCMike
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mahogany color, and produced a big 3 finger beige head. Long lasting head, with lacing.
The aroma was of malt, Belgian yeast, caramel.
The taste is the same,but with lingering bread taste. No real hop presence. Medium mouth-feel, medium carbonation. Good tasting...nothing extreme, just easy drinking.

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Photo of Kremlock
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark ruby in colour with a brown cream head. Head poured was about 1 inch and then fell to a consistent thin layer. Head coats the glass as you consume it. Beer is clear

S: A caramel/roasty smell is present with alcohol in the back ground. The caramel smell carries the roast but dominates it in a pleasant way.

T: Deep caramel flavour with little sweetness left over. bitterness is well balanced and the warmth of the alcohol is present only in the end but is pleasant. Notes of vanilla and toffee are present

M: Carbonation is dead on. Good clean tast, crisp carbonation, dry finish.

O: This beer is a go to Abbey beer. This Brown is great with rich red meats and can handle spicy foods.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle on my brother's recommendation. Poured a deep chestnut color with a very tall rocky head. Fruity aroma with some yeast and vanilla cookie. Taste unmistakably chocolate and lightly cherry. Small bit or a roasty finish. Smooth texture. Very lightly carbonated. A nice beer. Very smooth and mellow compared to most American brown ales.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,899 ratings