PerfectDraft Leffe Amber 6L Keg

Style
Abbey Beer
Country
Belgium
Brewery
ABV
6.6%
Bottle Size
6L
Serving Temp
3°C
  • Details
  • Brewery Info
  • Reviews

Details

The masters of Belgian brilliance Leffe bring yet another stunning beer to perfect draft. Leffe Amber (also known as Leffe Ambree) is everything you would hope to taste from a Belgian Ale. The yeast offers that familiar spicy aroma carrying notes of banana, coriander and orange zest, and while the flavours are deep, fruity and complex, the velverty mouthfeel ensures it is beautfully balanced and not too heavy on the pallate. A must for all belgian beer lovers!

Must be used in conjunction with the Perfect Draft Machine

View the full Perfect Draft Range

NB: Receive 100 beer tokens worth £5 for every keg returned to Beer Hawk. Instructions on how to return your kegs here.

Brewery Info

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.

Reviews

Write Your Own Review #
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account
New Fave
100%
Review by
We are both Massive Leffe fans in our home, but neither of us like the Leffe Nectar, but we ordered this anyway, and so glad we did! what a lovely gem and can't wait for the next to arrive
Tasty beer
100%
Review by
I love this sweet beer but the wife didn't. I will order more when she isn't looking
Excellent but not like in Belgium.
80%
Review by
Having drunk this many times in Belgium I thought it was not quite the same. That being said, it is very drinkable and recommended.
Great Brew
80%
Review by
Lost one star because it is slightly sweet and a little cloying. A winter rather than summer beer
Read More Reviews #

Make Your Selection

Unit price

£30.00
Total£

Add Single

Or

Multi Add

2 4 6
In stock
  • Order before 4pm and get it next working day
  • Free delivery on orders over £50
  • Reinforced bottle packaging
  • Delivery updates and online tracking