Beer Lefebvre, "Floreffe" Blonde, 0.33 L
Beer is rich in golden color.
The taste of beer is strong, balanced and refreshing, with hints of caramel and malt. In the aftertaste nuances of liquorice and light hop bitterness are traced.
In the complex aroma of beer intertwines the tone of malt, caramel, banana and pineapple.
Beer is well combined with dishes from poultry and asparagus, soft and cream cheese, it can be served with a fruit salad.
"Floreffe" Blonde is a light abbot ale, surprising with a complex malt-fruity aroma. This beer conquers by force and fresh taste. Use in cooking special caramel sugar provides a soft and lasting finale with licorice and minimal bitterness. Cooked on the basis of ancient monastic recipes, the beer "Floreff" Blond is produced without filtration, preserving the subtlety and strong character.
Beer under the brand "Floreffe" is produced by the Lefebvre brewery under the license of Abbey Floreff. This monastery, formerly belonging to the Order of Premonstrants, is located near the Sambre River near the city of Namur. Founded in 1121, it was known for its own production of beer and cheeses. These products were made by the monks in a separate building at the foot of the monastery, which is not typical for such manufactories of Wallonia. The structure is well preserved to the present day.
Stormy history of the region interrupted the prosperity of the Abbey of Floreff, in 1796 it was completely plundered. In 1830 a small seminary was reopened in it, but the brewery and the cheese factory could not be resumed. The rights to produce beer were transferred to private ownership.
The Lefebvre brewery is located in Walloon Brabant and dates back to 1876. It was then that Jules José Lefèvre opened a small full-cycle enterprise for the creation of a foam drink, which included: a grain growing farm, a malt factory and a brewery proper. Lefebvre has very successfully chosen the location of his company: nearby there were several pubs, where often working masons. They liked Lefebvre's beer so much that they made famous about it in the surrounding villages, and the sales market has significantly expanded. The brewer supplied its products in standard 100 l drums at that time.
In those days, beer was considered a healthy drink, it filled the need of peasants in the vitamins of group B and contained less than 3% of alcohol. According to the statistics then, the use of a foam drink from Belgium was 240 liters per person, including women and children. Brewing quickly became the general business of the Lefebvre family, and in 1897 the next generation - Augustus and his wife Juliette - became the head of the company. The First World War caused great damage to the Lefebvre brewery. By order of the German troops, its equipment was dismantled and melted down to weapons. The production was temporarily transferred to a cooperative in Rebec.
In August 1919, Augustus managed to buy a bankrupt brewery in the town of Kenastes cheaply. In 1923, after the sudden death of Augustus, the business moved to his son Gaston Lefebvre. In the next decade, he refurbished the plant, instead of barrels, installing conical fermentation cylinders. This allowed the Lefebvre brewery to become one of the most technologically advanced in its region. The Second World War significantly slowed down production, much helped by the government's decree, according to which all breweries were required to make beer with an alcohol content of not more than 0.8%. After the war, sharply increased the popularity of pilsner, which Lefevre did not produce.
In 1953, Pierre Levefre took over the brewery. He introduced several new varieties of beer into the assortment and brought the enterprise out of the crisis. In 1975, he handed over the reign to his son Philip. Having a marketing diploma, Philippe easily managed a successful company for the popularization of Lefebvre beer. In 1983, he managed to obtain a license from the Floreff Abbey to make beer on special monastic recipes. The year 1989 was marked by the release of the beer "Student", which won a huge success and for the export market was renamed "Blanche de Bruxelles." The following years were marked by the expansion of the brewery's assortment: in 2002, the son of Philip and Anna Paul joined it. personally developed a line of fruit lambics.In 2005, Sister Polya, Céline, reinforces Lefebvre's management, taking care of the management and administration of the company.