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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Ratings: 1,841 |  Reviews: 536
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of GJ40
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 33cl bottle. Brown with some light coming through and a small head of large bubbles. Aroma has black pepper, nuts, bread and a hint of prunes. Flavor is smooth with a varied blend of raisins, prunes, biscuits, black pepper and plums. Body is a bit thin with a moderately high carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer but not especially flavorful or adventurous. But I enjoy it.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of beergoot
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear reddish-brown color with a thick, rocky biege head; sticky streaks of lacing. Light, roasted grain nose, some banana-like esters; nuts. Sweet malt flavors; vanilla; caramelized sugars; subdued bitter finish. Medium-bodied, somewhat soft with carbonation; kind of a thick, syrupy feel.

A flavorful brown ale that comes across a little heavy yet packed with lots of great malt flavors. Hop bitterness and aroma are hard to detect, but rich malt flavors abound.

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Photo of rredshift
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of scotorum
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Clear ruby brown formed a full inch plus light tan head which receded slowly.

s: Rather soapy.

t: Well-balanced dark fruit and hops. The nose remains slightly off-putting but the taste is pleasant and refreshing.

m: Moderate, very smooth.

o; A good Abbey ale. I would not buy it again, however, due to the slightly unpleasant odor.

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3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Highly carbonated beer with a brown colored head and a deep brown color. It does appear pretty clear in the light. The nose is a bit faint but is still fairly enticing with some Belgian yeast and candy sugar. The mouthfeel is a bit oily,but creamy. The taste seems a bit fleeting and underwhelming for a Belgian beer. Just some peppery Belgian yeast that grows in intensity in the aftertaste. There's a bit of growing warmth with in the finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of SmashPants
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: traditional 330mL bottle, stylish label. I like it as a package; stylish.

Appearance: lovely dark colour, some ruby highlights against the light. A short but creamy head hangs about for some time. Not much lacing.

Aroma: toffee and caramel dominate with notes of umami and spice backing up.

Taste: I'm starting to get used to this style - caramel malts, vanilla, cloves and spices. Perhaps some star anise as well.

Aftertaste: quite bitter on the finish, but not much else.

Mouth feel: a medium to heavy body with lower to mid carbonation. Pretty spot on, if a bit flatter than I am used to.

Overall: a good Belgian Dark - not massively overcomplicated, but heavy in sweet malt and treacle flavours. Pretty decent for AU$70 a case (2013) - figured it would be a fair bit more than that. Definitely more of a sipping beer than a sessional.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Dark red brown with beige head. It looks just beautiful in a chalice glass.
S: Sugary, caramel overtones, raisins.
T: Light flavor of high toasted malt, dark fruits, very aromatic and balanced.
M: Body behaves pretty well, carbonation is perfect.
O: It pleased me a lot, good surprise.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,841 ratings.
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