If you know me or of me, you will know I like beer. Over the last few years I have been collecting photos of every new beer I have.
I now have over 2,000 individual beers photographed and have realised that many beers that I assumed I have photos of, I haven't.

This blog will be therefore be an account of my quest for new beers to photo and how I enjoyed them (or not).
My email is ralphgant@sky.com.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Leffe Beers

Well this is a surprise to me, as I was writing the "Leffe v Grimbergen" blog, I looked for my Leffe beers blog to link to it and I didn't have one. So it is time to put that right, although it is not a complete list of Leffe, I still have some to photograph.


I will start with the one that, you should know this by now, is my favourite.

Leffe, Blond from Belgium

6.6% deep gold colour with a thin head, sweet malt and bubblegum aroma, sweet strong bubbly malt taste and a slightly bitter aftertaste, I love it.

Next is, Leffe, 9 / Blue from Belgium

9.0% amber colour thin head, sweet fruity aroma, sweet fruity strong flavour, very nuch like a sronger version of the Blond, very nice strong beer.

Next we have, Leffe, Brune from Belgium

Large, Leffe Brune, Belgium

6.5% dark colour with a thin head, slight burnt malt aroma, tasty dark beer but if I had to choose, I would go with the Blond every time.

Now we come to something different, Leffe, Ruby from Belgium

5.0% red colour with a good head, aroma of red berries, sweet strawberry cherry and raspberry taste, a lot like the Affligem Rouge.
I am not a fan of these beers and lately, quiet a few of the large breweries have brought out their own versions, I suppose to steel away the market from the specialist fruit beer producers.

There is a Christmas one, Leffe, Bière de Noël from Belgium

6.6% deep red colour with a thin head, the aroma is spicy and very fruity, fruity Christmas taste, a good effort at a seasonal beer.

The final one (for now that is), Leffe, Tripel from Belgium

8.5%, stronger than the Blond, weaker than the Blue, somewhere in between and that is what it is like, great anyway.

Update, a new one Leffe, Royale from Belgium

7.5% deep gold with a thin head, sweet aroma, as my friend said it's a meaty version of Leffe blonde.

There are a few other beers that I think taste remarkably similar to Leffe Blond and therefore are all good beers in their own right.  Below are a selection of these beers, click on the photo for a link to my short reviews of them.

Brasserie Lefebvre, Abbaye de Oudkerken, Belgium Peerdebrug, Belgium Haacht, Park Blond, Belgium Duyck, Biere Blonde de Tradition, Fance La Gauloise, Blonde, Belgium Abbaye de St Landelin, Blonde, France Brasserie Lefebvre, Abbaye Mont St. Jean, Belgium Week 39-52 Beers, Brasserie Lefebvre, Abbaye de Theleme, Belgium Saint-Omer, 1866 Bière d’Abbaye, France

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