Dzhigga (121) - Kirov, RUSSIA - AUG 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark brown 'tea' color with nice fluffy head. Very pleasant aroma of yeast, caramel, dry fruits. Taste is sweet with dozens of notes: from fried sugar to cereal. Great beer.
rayaron (157) - ISRAEL - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 750ml. Clear red-brown with medium off-white head. Cherry aroma, floral, bready, dark fruits. Flavor of cherry, yeasty sourness, syrup, light sweetness, a bit bready. Medium carbonation. Low alcohol. Light body. Easy to drink.
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leffe Brune is one of those imports that’s pretty easy to locate and not too expensive. Better yet, it’s also damn tasty. A beautiful brown color and a tight, robust head grab your attention from the start. Aroma is estery and rich though it could be a little bigger. The flavor really is the selling point, just as it ought to be. Multidimensional maltiness with candy-like sweetness and dark fruits at the beginning. The syrupy middle is redolent of plum and corn - I’m impressed to say that it’s not at all cloying. Finish is sticky and bit spicy. Though the carbonation is nice and lively in this brew, it gets a little intense toward the end. Of course, it also helps to cut through the full body and dense sugars. Brune may not be the most special or rare Belgian Ale but it’s an excellent abbey beer from a 12 ounce bottle.
westler (69) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours chestnut brown with a small light brown, quickly dissolving head. Malty, bread-like aroma. Sweet, full malty taste, hints of hazlenut.. Slightly bitter, but short finish.
Bosbouw (1256) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heldere roodzwarte kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt mout, iets gebrand, caramel. Smaakt caramel, mout, drop. Beetje plakkerig.
GBZ59 (1129) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 330ml. Copa Cáliz de Leffe. Color caoba contintes rubí profundo a contraluz. Espuma beige, cremosa y persistente que deja un amplio anillo en las paredes. Aromas tostados, chocolateados, herbáceos, con sutil diacetilo y trazos de canela. Presenta recuerdos de laca al atemperarse. Entrada dulce y tostada redondeada por notas azucaradas de caña y ciruela madura. Cuerpo medio-pleno y carbonatación moderada. Paladar untoso y denso con toques picantes y chispeantes. Sabores de galletas danesas de chocolate, toffees y mermelada de ciruela que quedan equilibrados por un punto amargo bajo pero adecuado. Prolongado final dulce y con delicado amargor y retrogusto afrutado. Deliciosa!!
330ml bottle. Leffe Chalice glass. Mahogany color & dark ruby tints to the light. Beige, creamy & lasting crown leaves a wide ring on sides. Toasted, chocolaty, herbs, subtle diacetyl & hints of cinnamon are displayed to the nose. Solvent-like notes are shown to as it gets warm. Sweet toasted upfront rounded by sugary notes of cane sugar & ripe plum. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily & dense mouthfeel with spicy touch. Danish biscuit flavor, toffee & plum syrup notes in the middle are well balanced by low but enough bitterness. Long sweet/delicate bitter finish & fruity aftertaste. Delicious!!
WhoU (117) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 Bottle JHB. Pours clear coke brown with big head carbonation and lasting lacy head. Aroma is fruitcake toffee molasses. Taste is syrup sweet toffee fruit that last for days pleasant bitter finish. Mouthfeel is sugary but pleasant. Overall very enjoyable and recommended.
Moebbels (316) - FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear brown body covered by a large not quite white head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Nose has notes of syrup, yeast and some spiciness. Taste starts off with a pleasant honey-like sweetness but is then followed by a fairly strong and lonng lasting bitterness. Carbonation is high and the mouthfeel overall on the fuller side. Overall a nice good beer but the heavy bitterness feels a bit out of place.
adasko (336) - Poznan, POLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 Awesome beer. It has a fruity and chocolate aroma with dark malt in the end. Deep brown color, with great head and super lacing. It’s clear. In taste it’s a bit sweet, a bit chocolate and fruity as well. All these notes in the taste are mixed in the end with dark malts which gives this coffee with milk aftertaste. It’s quite good carbonated. Great one!
Senka (475) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Served in a trappist glass. Pours brown with white head. Actually it looked this time that head changes color from brown to white. Not my favorite dubbel. I usually buy it every other year. Yeasty and earthy. Slightly thinner then expected. Massively sold everywhere, and that is good. You can have some decent dubbel amidst lagers.