In a few words
The original Leffe
Leffe Brown is an authentic abbey beer. Both its deep, dark brown colour and its full, slightly sweet flavour can be ascribed to the use of darkly roasted malt, making every sip just as exceptional as the last.
A short story about a legendary beer
Dinant, 1240. In the heart of the Leffe district lies an abbey well-known among the village locals. One morning, the Premonstratensian Fathers that live in the abbey hold a meeting in the refectory on a subject that concerns all the inhabitants of Dinant: how can they avoid the epidemics that spread through contaminated water? After giving the subject some serious thought, the monks come to the idea to purify the water through a process they knew only too well: by turning it into beer. Before long, the inhabitants of Dinant have the pleasure of discovering a deep, dark brown beer, and thousands of pilgrims passing through are more than happy to sample the monks’ hospitality. Leffe Brown was born.
“A Leffe Brown poured slowly into a beer chalice is a wonderful sight in itself. Centuries of brewing traditions swirl around the glass, promising us a timeless treat. Beneath a smooth, creamy beer head, the dark brown colour seduces the eye and tempts the taste buds. From the very first sip, this top-fermented brew, rich and smooth, awakens a discreetly bitter, yet delicately sweet and caramelised aftertaste. A delicate palate will discern traces of coffee, vanilla, cloves and other roasted aromas.”
Leffe Brown is a perfect beer to sample among friends, while you read a good book or in front of a warm fireplace in the evening. It is also ideally paired with aperitif snacks or cheese and it goes perfectly with spicy, caramelised or sweet and sour dishes. Leffe Brown contains 6.5% alcohol and is ideally served at 5-6°C in a beer chalice, which will allow all the flavours to come through.