Monday, 18 April 2011


This abbey beer is brewed by Affligem in the Flemish village of Opwijk, abbey beers differ from Trappist beers in the fact that they are made by commercial breweries under licence from an existing abbey or they may take the name of an abbey ruin for their beer - until the First World War the Affligem beers were in fact brewed at the Affligem monastery.

Pours a hazy amber with a small bubbly white head that quickly fades to a lasting thin ring.
Beautiful Tripel aroma of clove and banana but also yeasty with a sweet buttery caramel edge and a faint citrus finish.
Taste is initially fruity (tart apples/pears) and straw like then sweet caramel is detected with a crisp light bitterness cutting through to provide the perfect balance, the finish is long and dry........a cracker. 

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