REMOVING FEAR OF BELGIAN BEERS
Belgian beers scare some with their higher-than-norm alcohol, but one of my favourites weighs in at a moderate 6.6%. Leffe Blonde has the creamy texture of rich Chardonnay, the yeasty/fleshy smell of Champagne, and the bitter/dirty tang of strong, runny cheese. Also there is a slight sweetness adding a nourishing feeling to the experience. How could you not love a drink with all these characteristics! Best from a big Riedel – sipping as if it were wine. I find it to be the perfect partner for a twenty minute act such as reading mail, paying bills or a few chapters of a book. Or writing a beer review.
P.S. Leffe also comes in a Brune edition, which I find a bit too sweet. So hard to resist a corny ‘blonde over brunette’ comment. But I did.
LEFFE ‘Blonde’, Belgium 84012 6x330ml $14.75