by Abbaye De Leffe (AB-Inbev)

Even the big boys have to create and innovate in this fast-moving beer market now, and Leffe Royale is the recent attempt by AB-InBev to change things up with its iconic Leffe label. 

The original Leffe Royale was a bigger, tastier version of the Leffe Blond.  It later was highlighted as part of a single hop series, and this beer is the second in that series. 

Cascade IPA is very much a traditional style Belgian IPA.  Heavy on the malt body, with restrained use of hops.  We could be slightly disingenuous and suggest that the relatively low-level of hops is the result of commercial financial decisions, but it really seems to be aimed at a specific market. 

It has a sweet caramel malt body, with a fruity hint and the Leffe house yeast character.  The hopping and dry-hopping with Cascade lends a fresh and light citrus bite. 

Put any ‘mega-brew’ bias aside, and enjoy this for what it is – not a punchy hop-bomb, but an interesting variant on a classic Belgian beer.

 

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Country
Belgium
Alcohol
7.5%
Style
Belgian IPA
Size
330ml

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