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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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3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 24/09/13

A - Pours a cola brown with an off white head.

S - Molasses, brown sugar, bananas, sweet taffy, figs, strong tea, unkown spice, tobacco 4

T - Candy sweet brown malt, banana, fig jam, tobacco, sweet with some peppery spice, burnt caramel with a wet spicy finish. 3.75

M - Moderate cola carbonation without the sting. Lush feel, light across the palate.

A tasty Belgian brown. Sweet with malts slighlty overstepping the yeast solid yeast. Good carbonation. Glad to have found this while in Turks and Caicos.

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Leffe Brune / Brown from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,855 ratings
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