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Leffe one of my favorite Belgian Beers

I’m in Paris, France this week and am close to “the source” of Belgian Beer.  Most bistros and cafes here have at least a few kinds of Belgian beer on tap or in bottles.  The most common one is Leffe Blonde.  This is one of my favorite widely available Belgians, as it is so smooth and easy to drink with the slight spiciness and banana taste characteristic in Belgian beers.

Notre Dame de Leffe was founded in 1152 on the Meuse River in the province of Namur in southern Belgium. Like many monasteries across Europe, the Premonstratensian (Norbertine) canons of the abbey brewed ale. Using knowledge passed from generation to generation and ingredients found in the wild near the abbey, the canons developed a unique ale, brewed only at the abbey.

It is now brewed at the Stella Artois brewery by InBev in Leuven.

The Leffe website:


3 Responses to “Leffe one of my favorite Belgian Beers”

  1. I love Leffe.
    Thank God for the monks!

  2. How is Stella on tap in France? I love Stella, but it is so inconsistent in the US.

  3. How tastes can differ, I don’t like Leffe at all. To me it tastes like medicines and that’s not a pleasant taste at all.

    De gustibus non est disputandum :-p

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