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

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
1,864 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium
abbaye-de-leffe.be

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,180
Reviews:
541
Ratings:
1,864
pDev:
13.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
535
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,864 |  Reviews: 541
Photo of mikeinportc
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikerems
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Commandophile
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gairo
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Randolph96
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Joe_Likes_Beer
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark brown color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, strong caramel malt, clove, floral notes, yeast, hint of hop, and alcohol. Fits the style of a Belgian Dark Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, caramel malt, alcohol, clove, yeast, floral notes, hint of wood, and slight earthiness. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, but body is too cloying.

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Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red-orange with a fine two finger light khanki ead with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted malt, caramel, fresh and dried dark fruit, clove. Flavor is Belgian yeast, toasted malt with a hint of caramel, dates, figs, raisins, cloves. Full flavored at first, but drops off into a finish leaving clove forward dark fruit and residual Belgian yeast notes. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A solid Belgian dark that has a good, authentic flavor start that dies away into the finish which is a little on the thin side, although there are enough traces of the original flavors to cover most of the clove spicing. Not a top tier Belgian, but authentic and satisfying. A surprise for an Inbev product.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6-pack at my favorite liquor store, I usually see the blonde variety, but finally the Brown Ale version was stocked.

Smell is malty, taste is malty with roasted nuts mostly. Little bitterness is present, and is very consistent from start to finish. Beer is highly carbonated, medium feel, and finishes with a small aftertaste. Beer overall is refreshing, and not dry.

Overall, this is a solid dark Belgium beer, it doesn't break any new ground, just a good beer. It is not nearly as complex as the leading Belgian Dark beers, but I found this 6packer for a whopping $9.99-- most high quality dark beers from Belgium sell for around $20 a 4-pack. This is definitely a steal, and makes a great beer to pick up when money might be too tight to pick up the more expensive brands. Not bad, and may get more in the future.

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Photo of bmaslakov
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tomislav
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Bujon
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A little fizzy for a dark Belgian beer. Caramel aroma and on initial taste, however this is quickly lost with the aftertaste being consumed with a fizz attack! The foamy head looks great when first poured, but dissipates rapidly. Quaff rating from me is reasonable, and I think that sums up the beverage as a whole.....not one I would beeline for.

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Photo of banishjo
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very inviting sweet caramel smell. Pours a dark brown, with a minimal head. Texture is rich and creamy, with hints of toffee and especially hazelnut. Fairly high alcohol content, but it's masked well with the great blend of flavors. Compared with other Belgian beers, this one is a good bang for your buck, and I wish I could find it in the states more.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 60sFolks
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice and dark brown color. Aroma of dried fruit enter my Basel sensors. My pallet detects citrus and honey. Light in the mouth. I will add this to my rotating list of dark ales.

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Photo of metalspice
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Kyle_Hanson
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Brew_Darrymore
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,864 ratings
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