A new beer with a lower ABV has been added to the Belgian abbey range from Leffe in the UK on-trade.
Leffe Enkel is a light-bodied, rich-flavoured abbey beer that retains the classic Leffe characteristics of an easy-drinking connoisseur beer but has ABV of 4.5% in contrast to Leffe Blond’s 6.6% ABV.
It is inspired by the traditional “single” beer that the monks of Leffe’s Abbey brewed to refresh themselves after working hard in the fields and kitchens.
Leffe Enkel’s refreshing fruit and bitter spices are said to pair well with grilled pork sausages, medjool dates and honey, as well as semi-hard cheeses such as Gouda and Manchego.
Launching in keg only, Leffe Enkel has been released this month alongside its own Leffe chalice.
It is expected to tap into the growing demand for Belgian beer in the UK which is growing at 9.4% in terms of volume, according to data from research specialist CGA Strategy.