Leffe Bruin (or Leffe Brown) is a deep dark abbey beer, with an aroma of toffee and caramel. It has a rather full and nicely balanced flavor with hints of vanilla and an alcohol content of 6.5%.
Serving temperature: 8-10°C
Leffe Brune is the oldest beer of the abbey of Leffe, its recipes dates back to the Middle Ages. In that period there were many epidemics in the region, due to polluted water, and the monks of the abbey of Leffe decided that they wanted to do something to help the people of Dinant and its surrounding villages. They decided to brew a beer, which later became known as Leffe Brune. This solution was not uncommon in Belgium and in the rest of Europe. In those days the water was so polluted, that almost every town had at least one brewery, and people drank beer because it was healthier than drinking water.
Times have changed a lot since then, and the Leffe beer is currently being brewed under license at the Stella-Artois brewery in Leuven. Besides Leffe Brune, there are no less than 9 other beers on the market with the same name. Two of the latest additions are Leffe 9, a strong and complex blond beer and Leffe Ruby, a very unique abbey beer with a rich and fruity taste.