Leffe Brewery

Leffe Brewery

leffe beer

Leffe. It’s one of the world’s most recognisable Belgian beers. Understandably so, it’s had more than 800, albeit tumultuous, years to build a brand and nail that quality. There are few beers that have quite such a development time.

Abbaye de Leffe in Dinant was founded in the 12th century and, like most abbeys and churches, they built a brewery to serve drinks to parishioners and pilgrims. Most people, including children, drank beer of some sort as it was much safer to drink than water.

Over the intervening few centuries, Leffe marked itself out as a brewery of quality. The abbey was seriously damaged in the years around the French Revolution but managed to keep brewing until 1809. During the First World War, many of the brewing kettles were melted down for ammunition.

It wasn’t until 1929, when the abbey was re-established, and in 1952, Father Abbot Nys, along with brewer Albert Lootvoet, decided to start the brewery taking inspiration from its original recipes. Leffe Brune was available again. It’s no longer brewed at the abbey (they produce way too much for that), but Leffe remains officially an ‘abbey’ beer. Today, there’s a museum opposite the abbey in Dinat – Maison Leffe – where you can taste the beer.

Today, there are nine varieties of Leffe, plus occasional limited run beers. The Brune is one of the best examples of its kind, a deep brown beer full of sweet fruit flavours but enough tartness to make it drinkable. Even stronger is Leffe Radieuse full of fruit aromas – orange rind and coriander seeds are particularly apparent; it’s a long, warming drink. The Blond is, of course, a classic pale abbey beer, with a beautiful gold colour and a rich head. Best served in a Leffe chalice of course.

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Leffe Blonde 0.0 (Alcohol Free)

Leffe Blonde 0.0 (Alcohol Free)
Leffe Blonde 0.0 (Alcohol Free)
0.0%
330ml
Belgium

Leffe Winter 330ml

Leffe Christmas
Leffe Winter 330ml
6.6%
330ml
Belgium

Leffe Glass 330ml

Leffe 2/3 Glass
Leffe Glass 330ml

Leffe Ruby 750ml

Leffe Ruby 750ml
Leffe Ruby 750ml
5%
750ml
Belgium

Leffe Brune

Leffe Brune
Leffe Brune
6.5%
330ml
Belgium

Leffe Royal Blonde

Leffe Royal Blonde
Leffe Royal Blonde
7.5%
250ml
Belgium

Leffe Brune 750ml

Leffe Brune 750ml
Leffe Brune 750ml
6.6%
750ml
Belgium

Leffe Tripel (Triple) 750ml

Leffe Tripel (Triple) 750ml
Leffe Tripel (Triple) 750ml
8.5%
750ml
Belgium

Leffe Rituel 9 250ml

Leffe Rituel 9 250ml
Leffe Rituel 9 250ml
9%
250ml
Belgium

Leffe Radieuse

Leffe Radieuse
Leffe Radieuse
8.2%
330ml
Belgium

Leffe Wooden Coaster

Leffe Wooden Coaster
Leffe Wooden Coaster

Leffe Bar Runner

Leffe Bar Runner
Leffe Bar Runner

Leffe Blonde

Leffe Blonde
Leffe Blonde
6.6%
330ml
Belgium

Leffe Winter

Leffe Christmas
Leffe Winter
6.6%
750ml
Belgium

Leffe Ruby

Leffe Ruby
Leffe Ruby
5%
330ml
Belgium

Leffe Blonde 750ml

Leffe Blonde 750ml
Leffe Blonde 750ml
6.6%
750ml
Belgium

Leffe Mixed Case (13 Beers + Goodies!)

Leffe Mixed Case (13 Beers + Goodies!)
Leffe Mixed Case (13 Beers + Goodies!)

Leffe Half Pint Glass

Leffe Half Pint Glass
Leffe Half Pint Glass

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