Abbey Beers are some of the best value around the world. They are beers elaborated following a norm that dates back hundreds of years. Generally, they have a high fermentation, which gives them a strong flavour and a soft fruity touch.
Abbey Beers, to be called as such, must be made by a non-Trappist monastery. Currently, there are also agreements between commercial breweries and monasteries for the production of this drink.
Belgian Abbey Beers
One of the countries in the world where Abbey Beers are most popular in Belgium. There are currently 70 brands of this type of beer. The elaboration process is as follows: Abbey Beers usually ferment for about five days in vats prepared for it; then, they pass to conservation tanks and, finally, they are fermented in the bottle.
Thus, one of the most notorious features of this type of beer is that it usually develops a total of two or three fermentations, depending on whether the time of stay in the conservation tanks is considered fermentation or not. Thus, Abbey Beers with two fermentations are dark and those that have three fermentations are blond.
Affligen Abbey Beer
To this day, one of the most well-known brands of Belgian Abbey Beers is Affligen. It has its origin in the Abbey of the same name, which dates back to the beginning of the eleventh century. The first brewing references in this Abbey are from the mid-12th century.
Today, this beer is no longer made in the monastery, but rather in the Heineken Group premises. There are a total of three different types of beer: Blond, Dubbel or Tripel. The differences between them are given by their alcoholic content. The Tripel is the one with the highest alcohol content, 8.5%. The star ingredient of all of them is the Affligen yeast.
It is one of the best rated Abbey Beers in the world and it should be served between 4 and 6 degrees Celsius to enjoy the most of its flavour.
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: deep golden yellow color. Aroma: It has a rich and powerful complex nose of malt with molasses, oil, and possibly pepper. Body / Taste: The taste is strong, sweet and bitter aftertaste. FERMENTATION TYPE: High. ABV: 10% Vol
...entrance in the mouth is very soft; It gives off subtle flavored and spicy flavors that show its true elegance. CERVECERÍA: Leffe. This brewery was founded in 1240 in the municipality of Dinant, province of Namur, in southern Belgium, by the canons of...
“- Leffe Blonde is a classic Abbey beer with smooth and well balanced fruity, warming flavours. The beer has hints of quince, gooseberry, bitter cherry and apple flavours together with hints of cloves, nutmeg and allspice.
- Originally brewed by monks near Dinant, Belgium, Leffe Blonde continues...”
...light acid and bitter touches that give it a great balance. Slightly sweet finish, accompanied by raisin notes. CERVECERÍA: Leffe. This brewery is part of brewer conglomerate AB InBev, who established a commercial agreement with the canons of the Order...
TASTING NOTES: Color: Ramée Blonde has a golden color. Smell: Aroma of malt, fruit, and spicy yeast. Taste: Malt flavor, fruit, yeast, medium carbonation, medium sweet, medium bitter and phenols. ABV: 8% Vol. TYPE OF BEER: Stout
TASTING NOTES: Color: Maredsous Blonde has a golden color. Smell: The aroma was of semi-sweet fruits (apricots, oranges and peaches) is dipped in Belgian yeasts: almost like a breakfast spread of fruity jam or marmalade. Taste: The taste was a little...
“TASTING NOTES:Color: Maredsous Blonde has a golden color.Smell: The aroma was of semi-sweet fruits (apricots, oranges and peaches) is dipped in Belgian yeasts: almost like a breakfast spread of fruity jam or marmalade.Taste: The taste was a little less sweet, with the center of the scene making...”
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Dark color, something coppery beige foam and durable (though not abundant). Aroma: Rich and earthy hops. Body / Taste: Lots of nuances in flavor, that are overlapping each other, mostly fruity and sweet, but the...
TASTING NOTES: Color: Paulaner Oktoberfest 50cl has a clear pale golden color with a white head. Well interlaced. Smell: Malting and soft grass. Taste: Malta, caramel, hops, fruity and grassy notes. ABV: 6% Vol. TYPE OF BEER: Stout
- Appearance: Brouwerij ’t IJ Zatte is a gold color with a slight white foam
- Aroma: aroma with fresh fruit mixed here and there with a touch of grain.
- Body / Taste: The taste is slightly sweet, ending with a fine, dry aftertaste.
TYPE OF BEER: Belgian Tripel
TASTING NOTES OF Affligem Blond : View: Pale yellow. Nose: roasted little touches and yeast notes. Mouth: Sweet and spicy at first followed by a slightly bitter. Well balanced and complex. Alcohol: 7% Vol.
TASTING NOTES OF Affligem Tripel : View: Affligem Tripel beer is a pale blond color and white and consistent foam. Nose: vinous alcoholic aroma with rich fruit nuances. Mouth: balanced sweet malt flavor with hints of wood. It is a dry, lively, sweet aftertaste...
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Golden orange flashes dark, translucent and quite sedimentation, abundant foam, creamy white that dissipates quickly and completely. Aroma: Intense, sweet with notes of fruit, especially bananas, spices and bread. Body /...
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Dark reddish brown with very particular brightness frothy. Aroma: sweet black fruits like blueberry and plum has a curious odor of all good eight alcoholic beers or more. Body / taste: sweet is presented with prunes and...
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Bright Gold. Aroma: Very fruity. Body / Taste: Soft, medium body and fine bubbles and not too rich, sweet flavor with a malt base tinged with fruity flavors, mainly apples. FERMENTATION TYPE: High. ABV: 8% Vol
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Dark brownish. Aroma: Combination of caramel malts and aromatic. Body / Taste: With a fruity flavor, with its hint of Banana, Cherry and Port Barrel, we have a special beer wine combines the warmth and freshness of the...
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Te Deum 75cl color is golden blond, German type Aroma: Fruity, sweet and rather dry Body / Taste: The taste is fruity malt with a final touch of hops. Leave a slight burning sensation in the mouth FERMENTATION TYPE: spontaneous...
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Te Deum is amber and Roasted Red Aroma: sweet-smelling aroma hops Body / Flavor: Mild flavor, leaving a bitter taste in the end FERMENTATION TYPE: High fermentation ABV: 5'9% Vol
TASTING NOTES: View: Dominus Tripel has an intense color. Nose: The aroma is sweet, fragrant, fruity notes of pear and caramel. Taste: The taste is pleasant, mild appreciate subtle note phenols, typical of yeast used in its preparation with hints of banana....
TASTING NOTES : Color: Maredsous 10 75cl is amber , clear copper Nose: broad , malted and fruity Mouth: creamy, soft and warm , with balance between malt and bitter , highlighting why Maredsous 10 is by far the highest in its class and a beer to enjoy....
TASTING NOTES: View: 666 Diablesa has a dark golden color. Nose: Aromas genuine. Mouth: The foam bittersweet note in the first sips and is being replaced by a bitter taste due to graduation. Ideal temperature: 6-8 ° C WINERY: Diablesa
TASTING NOTES: Color: Val Dieu Noël has an orange color. Smell: Aroma of spices, yeast and alcohol. Taste: Cilantro, wheat malt and a bit of butter and apricot jam. The finish is spicy. ABV: 7% Vol TYPE OF BEER: Stout
TASTING NOTES: Color: Coffret Westmalle (2 Bières 1 Verre) has a light golden color. Smell: fruity aroma. Taste: Great mouthfeel, just wished it had more head retention. ABV: 9.5% Vol TYPE OF BEER: Stout
TASTING NOTES: Color: La Binchoise Blonde has a golden color. Smell: yeasty aroma with a little spice and lemon. Taste: Sweet and fruity yeast flavor with some citrus notes and a smooth finish gum and hops. ABV 6.2% vol TYPE OF BEER: Stout
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