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

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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown/mahogany with a khaki head. Retention and lace formation are very good. Aroma showcases estery notes of dark fruits - raisins, dates, figs. There's a faint yeasty/phenolic character.

The flavor profile includes everything along the dark Belgian ale spectrum, harmonious blended. Ripe fruit and even some candi sugar is detectable. Treads the middle ground between dry and sweet. A minor banana/clove note. Mouthfeel is good with a carbonation that's vigorous but not prickly, and this combines with a relatively low alcohol content and balanced flavor profile to make a dark Belgian that pairs well with food (not overpowering other flavors).

A very pleasant surprise given that this falls under the InBev umbrella and is brewed at a commercial brewery. At the excellent price of under $8 a sixer, this is as close to a solid "everyday" Belgian ale as there is.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Caribou Cafe in Philadelphia. Served at cellar temperature in a Leffe goblet. Dark mahogany color with a big foam. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Medium body but a touch of stickiness.

Malty with an edge of the classic dark flavors: toffee, raisin, black roast coffee. A subtle burr of hops provides another dimension. Sweet and fruity, though, is the main taste, with the Belgian yeasty flavors adding some complexity.

Spicy nose and tangy aftertaste. This seems to be a staple of French bistro kind of places. I'll have to taste this again. This is better than I remember from the bottled version.

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