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: St. Bernardus Abt 12 Appearance: A dark beer with an ivory-colored head Aroma: Complex flavor of roasted malt, caramel, and herbal notes Flavor: Round and balanced, not very strong, softened by special water, predominantly roasted malt...
“The absolute top quality in the hierarchy of the St. Bernardus beers, Abt 12 is dark and rich with a thick, flavour-laden head. Notes of fig and raisins ring out before a bitter aftertaste that lasts all day long.”
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...
“The Leffe Radieuse is an elegant beer benefiting from secular knowledge. Color: ambréeParfum: Coriander Seed and citrus. Flavor: Notes of spice, citrus and roasted malt. Do not miss the opportunity to taste this radiant and resplendent beer surprising character.”
TASTING NOTES: Color: Triple Brewery Bosteels is dark yellow. Foam: Lots of creamy foam Taste: Predominantly malty notes. It is a full bodied beer. The fruit persists in flavor and finishes with a balanced bitterness. PROCESSOR: Brewery Bosteels...
TASTING NOTES: Color: St. Bernardus Prior 8 has a deep amber colour. Smell: Subtle Aroma of brown sugar, wood, cinnamon, cherry and licorice. Mouth: sweet fruit flavour, malt. ABV: 8% Vol. TYPE OF BEER: Stout
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: A deep color between gold and mahogany, the foam has a short duration. Aroma: roasted, malty something which detects the presence of alcohol. Body / Taste: fruity and spicy presents profiles with initial bitterness is...
TASTING NOTES: View: Delirium Tremens 75cl has a yellow color. Nose: But its aroma, quite sweet, and taste filled his mouth, flooding it with a wide range of nuances of flavor. Palate: cloudy yellow beer with plenty of white foam too thick brownish. On...
“Alcohol content - For Customs Capacity 9 - 75 For Customs Product Type Beer Color - Blonde beer Castle / House Huyghe Brewery Delirium Tremens Cuvée Capacity 75cl alcohol level 9º Melles City Country of origin Belgium Tasting Notes A refreshing beer slightly bodied. slightly malty flavor with a...”
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...
“BasBrasserie 't IJLa beer' t IJ Zatte is symbolic of the great success of the brewery 't IJ Amsterdam-based. Behind her blonde dress hides a powerful beer!
Degree: 8 °
-BasLa Beer 't IJ Zatte is symbolic of the great success of the brewery' t IJ Amsterdam-based. Behind her blonde...”
...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...
“The Leffe Brune is a high fermentation beer, brewed from roasted malt and in the well-kept secret of the abbey monks. This sweet and creamy beer, reveals strong flavors of coffee and caramel. Color: Brunette with mahogany shades. Aroma: Toasted bread and roasted grain. Flavor: malt aromas of...”
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Augustijn Grand Cru is amber. The foam is persistent Aroma: Smells of hops, sweet Body / taste: the palate is spicy with hints of hops FERMENTATION TYPE: High fermentation ABV: 9% Vol
“Belgium Brewery Van Steenberge of blond abbey beer to dress voil & eacute e, nose and herbaceous malt é é, ending on a nice bitterness pronounced & eacute e.
Level: 9 °
Van Steenberge is a brewery based in Ertvelde Belgium. It mainly produces high fermentation beer...”
TASTING NOTES: Color: Maredsous Tripel has an amber colour. Odour: slight fruit (apples and pears), hints of banana and a little black pepper. Mouth: Tasty and light with a little honey prominent. ABV: 10% Vol TYPE OF BEER: Stout
TASTING NOTES: Fût Affligem - Beertender 5L Appearance: Cloudy and intense blonde color Aroma: Beautiful power, slightly fruity with notes of plums, ripe fruits and citrus, with hints of acacia flowers, honey and gingerbread Flavor: Broad and generous,...
“Beer Affligem Blonde has kept its origins and bright golden robe, and a rich palette of aromas of ripe fruit and honey. With an intense blond color, turning on the amber light disorder of her dress reflects its traditional method of manufacture and is the best indicator of its authenticity and...”
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: It is a lager, pale amber. Aroma: floral and fruity aromas. Body / Taste: balanced and harmonious taste between bitter and sweet, ending with a slight dry bitterness. FERMENTATION TYPE: High. ABV: 7.5% Vol
TASTING NOTES: Color: Karmeliet Triple 75cl is a full-bodied beer, dark blond. Large amount of creamy foam Aromas: Predominantly malty notes Taste: Persistent fruit flavour and finish with a balanced bitterness. PRODUCER: Brasserie Bosteels ALCOHOL: ...
“Vista Gold Beer has a color, yellow, has a thick creamy white foam
Very sophisticated and complex nose
Hints of vanilla mixed with citrus flavors
Boca Fruity banana and vanilla
Lime touch of vanilla and sweet soft malt and wheat notes
One of the best Belgian beers
Tripel Karmeliet offers not only...”
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...
“Vista Beer very dark color, brown
Nose Aroma of caramel malt and Belgian yeast
We also found a taste of hops in this velvety soft beer
Their crowns are creamy foam, rich and robust
TASTING NOTES: Tongerlo Brune Appearance: Brown coloured with a creamy, white head. Aroma: Sweet aroma, with notes of biscuit, marzipan and nuts. Flavor: Notes of vanilla and cooked banana. Slightly bitter and burnt aftertaste with a hint of chocolate...
“Style: Abbey. Tasting notes: pleasant bitterness with hints of anise and fruit. Full flavor and lightly toasted. Color: Reddish-brown. Alcohol: 6.5%. Ideal temperature: 4-6 ° C. Pairing: Accompanies well cooked meats, soft cheeses, grilled meats and especially lamb. Country: Belgium”
...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...
“character Beer brewed with great expertise of Belgian master brewers since 1240, the Leffe Blonde is a soft drink with subtle notes of vanilla and cloves. Color: gold to the generous foam. Perfume: refined notes of banana, spices and cereals. Flavor: delicate aromas of cloves, vanilla, and final...”
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Blond, live, fine, balanced. Dense foam shows excellent retention body slightly blurred with some suspended sediment. Aroma: It herbaceous hops dominate the nose, with notes of sweet fruit retronasal especially pear Body...
“View Beer has a bright golden yellow and has a dense white foam
Nose Aroma of honey and apricot confit
balanced set among green apple with fine hops
Mouth fine and balanced flavor
Slightly bitter beer with character.”
TASTING NOTES: Color: Abbaye Des Rocs Brune has a brownish colour. Smell: Notes of grass and hay sugar, a bit of alcohol. Mouth: Thickness in mouth like a soup flavoured chocolate, nuts and caramel. ABV: 9% Vol. TYPE OF BEER: Stout
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Pale straw color. Aroma: It gives off a sweet smell caused by herbal hops. Body / flavor: strong flavor neutral and slightly sweet. It is characterized by malt and fresh hops complex spices. FERMENTATION TYPE: High....