Monday, 22 June 2015

Craft Beer Review: Leffe Brun from Leffe

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Let me just start by saying that the mighty gods of malty fermentation (gender neutral) did not rain down hoppy blessings upon me this weekend. 

1. We were too busy doing chores around the house to go hiking or sailing (and thereby visit new pubs)

2. The landlord at our favourite local has struggled to bring in more unusual brews since his bar manager left earlier this year.

3. The beers he has had on at our local since last week have not proved popular and therefore didn't shift fast enough for new ones to go on by Sunday. Nimrod was still on if you can believe it!

The moral of this story? The malty gods helps them as helps themselves.

What can I say. This is really the first time I've had a Leffe Brun. Leffe Blonde on the other hand (widely available on tap in the UK) I've had on many occasions but not since about 2005.Simply lost the taste for it and moved on to something else.

Leffe Brun was a bit disappointing in that it was not a whole lot different than the Blonde version. I guess I was expecting something a bit more astringent and stout-like. Instead this was more like drinking maple syrup. Not in flavour but in sweetness. SOOOOO sweet. Not for me.

Other than that the flavours are pretty typical of French/Belgian (I believe Leffe is French) beers. There is that sort of clove-y floral spicy-ness. Grimbergen is much the same.

Also is Leffe "craft"? I'm not sure. What do you think? Tweeteth unto me.

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