Beer A Day: Leffe Brune (Brown)

A Regional classic.  Leffe has long been a Belgian favorite, though, again conglomerated by brewing giant InBev.

Leffe Brune

Leffe Brune:  6.5%abv Suggested serving temperature 5C 41F.

Creamy dark body with a nice thick head to be savored.  The maltiness reigns supreme along with hints of chocolate and a slight fruitiness.  This beer is a staple in pubs/brasseries around Belgium.  One to enjoy, yet drink while still chilled.  The abbey Notre Dame de Leffe was founded in 1152 on the Meuse River in the province of Namur in southern Belgium. Using knowledge passed from generation to generation and ingredients found in the wild near the abbey, the canons developed a unique ale, brewed only at the abbey.* As with many Abbeys of this kind they found it hard to remain intact, physically and fundamentally.  Thus the absence of the beer in the 19th century. Resurrectedin 1952 by Flemish based Lootvoet brewery in Overijse, with agreement from the Abbey canons-one that sees the abbey gaining royalties up to present day-obviously for their contributions to Belgian beer history.

I enjoy every moment of this beer and am doing so right now.  If you are unable to find it, I may be able to ship a few bottles your way….Stay tuned for Leffe Blonde, Triple and others.

*Wikipedia reference


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