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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional Belgian abbey beer with a deep brown colour and a full, sweet and fruity aroma.
Ingredients: dark and torrefied malt, corn, water, hop and yeast.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2004
Well if Interbrew wasnít known to be an evil Belgian beer giant then I might have suspected this was some sort of Belgian Ale knockoff. I was disappointed in how sweet and uninspiring the aromas were from this brown big headed beer. Dont get me wrong - I was expecting it to be sweet, but I was remembering an entirely different beer when I had this one last night. Likely I had a different palate and preferences when I used to drink this more frequently though. Anyway, the caramel malt sweetness in the aroma was combined with a fruitiness that carried into the body. Too mild and thin and uninspiring to be a good dubbel, this was drinkable but forgettable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
330 ml bottle courtesy pintbypint. I could have sworn the first time I had Leffe Blond that it was unfiltered - now the Brune, a Dubbel, is filtered. Bad start. Dark ruby brown colour with a fizzy and fully diminishing off-white head. Fruity, yeasty, and lightly spicy aroma. Dark fruit flavour, light yeastiness, and a dry alcohol bitter finish. Medium bodied, prickly mouthfeel. Itís Interbrew and I should have known, but I expected better.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
Dark reddish brown with a roasty stale coffee aroma. Malty flavours with some mettalicflavour in the background, rather thin, fizzy and short.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
Some spicy aromas to start with-roast malt and chocolate stand out. The flavors are rich, with warming chocolate malts that are quite bitter with little residual sweetness. The aftertaste is lingering, with more dark chocolate and roast malt. Great smoothness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
This beer was mild in flavour for the style,almost subdued. Pours a nice brown colour with a swirled off white and tan head.the nose was mild malt and fruit. The flavour is dark malt and fruit,mostly plums and prunes,again not intense but nice and mild,this beer just leans to wards sweet. A good beer,easy to drink,and nice to look at.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2004
Dark cola colour with a large, rocky, light tan head. I quite like the aroma of this one, malty, caramel and raisins. The flavour is quite balanced across the length of the drink, spice, malt, brown sugar, medium body and a good finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Very dark red/brown that leaves a thick head that lasts for a good time. It has a mild aroma, mostly malty and fruity (banana). The flavor is very malty and sweet. It finishes the way it begins: malty and sweet. The bitterness increases with the temperature, but it never gets to be too much. Overall, itís a good example of a Belgian dubbel.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3963) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
Bottle from Co-op, Stirchley, Birmingham. Proper brown, with a tight ring of froth. Baked bean/frozen pea aroma - not great. Wheaty, rural taste, with some quite tough, gritty choc. Fizzy choppy mouthfeel. Pretty tasty though a little ragged. More + than -.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
Leffe Brune pours, oddly enough, a brown colour with a thin white head. The aromas are of belgian yeasts, spice and some fruits but none of the smells could be described as overpowering.The taste is much the same yeasty, sweet a very mild acohol kick, while this dosenít have the flavour depth of some dubbels itís "thinness" would allow you to drink it all night long. A session dubble?It was alright in that respect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brberry (16) - USA - OCT 8, 2004
large sustained head, rich sweet aroma, sweet alchoholic taste. a great beer


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