Abbey of Leffe dark beer is a highly fermented beer to be savoured. The ingredients are, roasted malt, corn, water, hops and yeast which gives it its a deep autumnal brown colour. Its alcohol content is 6.5 %, its ideal temperature 5° to 6 °c. As a bottled beer, it is to be savoured with pleasure, as a draft beer it is thirst quenching. The taste may be defined as follows: the aroma, a hint of ripe apple. The sensation of a medium to full ale taste in the mouth; at normal cellar temperature, the taste develops from a pleasing sweet-fruity to brown sugar (with a hint of caramel and butter candy) to an aftertaste that is spicy and dry.
Abbey of Leffe blonde beer is a highly fermented beer to be savoured. The ingredients are light malt, corn, water, hops and yeast, which give it a bright golden colour with dazzling reflections. The alcohol content is 6.6 %, the ideal serving temperature 5° to 6 °C. As a bottled beer, it is to be savoured with pleasure, as a draft beer it is thirst quenching. The taste is full, sweet and fruity (with a hint of bitter orange), and the after-taste is powerful and surprising.
Abbey of Leffe Triple is a beer to be savoured, highly fermented and refermented in the bottle. The ingredients are malt, corn, water, hops and the yeast which give it its golden brown colour. The alcohol content is 7 % when bottled, and reaches 8.4 % after refermentation in the bottle. The taste of Leffe Triple is a rich bouquet with a fresh hint of lemon; medium to full in the mouth, fruity and full, with a deliciously aromatic after-taste.
Abbey of Leffe Radieuse is a highly fermented beer to be savoured. The ingredients are dark malt, corn, water, hops and spices (coriander, among others) and yeast which give it a bronze colour. The alcohol content is 8.2 %, the ideal serving temperature is 5° to 6 °C and the service ritual is that of bottled beers to be savoured. Leffe Radieuse has the taste of a rich and earthy bouquet with a creamy head. The taste is powerful where the fruity, the sweet, a hint of roasting and the dryness of the hops are apparent. The after-taste is long and warm. It is a very complex beer, that is to say, a beer for Epicureans!
Abbey beer Leffe 9° is a high fermentation beer with a deep golden colour and an alcohol content of 9%. Its wholesome taste and its rich flavour make it a beer full of character. Leffe 9° will be your ideal companion for a time of authentic beer tasting.
[updated on the 13.03.07]
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On 7 August 1460, the church of Leffe was so badly damaged by a heavy and sudden flood that only its four walls remained standing. The abbot of the monastery, Jean Ghorin, was drowned. The other canons had a good deal of difficulty in finding refuge in the tower. (read more)