Brewed at Omer Vander Ginste brewery, Tripel LeFort is a golden blonde beer of 8.8% ABV and sets itself apart through its crisp, fruity aroma and beautifully rounded full flavour. The top-fermenting yeast used for Tripel LeFort results in a beer with vanilla-clove aromas as well as a fruity taste of bananas and red apples. Pleasant hints of citrus, lime and roses make this into a balanced beer that is intriguingly complex at the same time.
A beer with body… the full flavour combined with the alcohol give you a warm feeling that slowly eases away.
World Beer Cup
At the World Beer Cup 8.234 beers from 66 different countries were tasted in 101 categories. The beers were tasted during 6 sessions by an elite panel of 295 judges from 33 countries.
Tripel LeFort was awarded with a golden medal in the category Belgian Style Tripel. A renovated category with a lot of big names.
For the team of Brewery Omer Vander Ghinste the prize is the ultimate reward for the beer that was launched in 2016
The hop selected for this Leffe Royale is the hops Ella, original hops from the Derwent Valley in Tasmania. This hops delivers woody, fruity notes of oak, black tea, passion fruit and blackcurrant. Hopping raw.
Probably the most complex Leffe Royale so far. Definitely not a main-stream beer, but high quality. Ella hops is known for it’s complex flavor that doesn’t showcase one or two main flavors and so does this beer. The hop flavor is well embedded in the overall beer aroma.
It is of course advisable to taste the Leffe Royale Ella in its chalice glass. We will appreciate it as an aperitif of course, but also at the table with your summer barbecues for example.
St. Paul White is the white beer of high fermentation of Brouwerij Sterkens. It has a beautiful, light colour with a perfect, white head. With a spicy aroma of wheat, thanks to the technique of dryhopping, and striking notes of coriander and orange, the St. Paul White is an incredible thirst quencher. This sparkling wheat beer is a light and refreshing beer with a subtle, but very pleasant aftertaste.
The St. Paul White won the bronze medal in the category ‘White Beer’ at the Brussels Beer Challenge 2015.
This ruby-red beer with a warming alcoholic content has a seductive aroma, with tastes of licorice and a touch of caramel. On the tongue, lush malting accents and soft fruits blend fruit, rounded by a spicy spice.
This delicious tasting beer will appeal to many beer lovers.
Aroma of raisins, pear, liquorice, spices, apple and a bit malty. Taste is very sweet with a medium bitter to it. Finish is spicy, bitter and metallic. Notes of fruits, spices, candied sugar, coriander. Texture is oily with lively carbonation.
Pours rather clear blonde, good white head. Smell is maltsyrup, sweet, some sugars. Clear notes of citrus, followed by a fresh fruity character with banana hints. The malt gives soft notes of sweet bread and nuts. Finishing on fresh and light bitter notes.
Affligem is brewed in an abbey established in 1074 A.D. that was forced to close its doors five times, due to destruction or the political climate. And still they brew beer, having remained open since 1886. In the 1950s, the monks turned operations over to an independent brewery, hence Affligem is known as an Abbey Ale because it is brewed in an abbey, but not by the monks themselves. But the recipes and, techniques and traditions remain the same.
Enjoy a delicious now Grimbergen Spring. Specially brewed in honor of the season when all that lives, lives again. Grimbergen Spring is enriched with aromatic hops, which gives it its refined bitterness and hop character. A sublime beer, fresh and sparkling, perfect to celebrate the return of spring.
Westmalle Extra reserved for the monks and guests of the Abbey.
Westmalle Extra is not commercially available outside the Abbey.
Hazy golden, slighter lighter colour than the tripel. Durable, lacing white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, grapefruit, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. Very nice beer like a mix of a light tripel and a light orval, complex and easy to drink.
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is the youngest descendant in the illustrious family of delicious Abbey Ales by Brewery St. Bernardus.
Pours a cloudy, dark brown/mahogany colour with thick, foamy (slightly creamy) off white head that lingers. Nice lacing. Sweet and spicy aroma with hints of fruits and yeast. High carbonation, kind of like a chimay. Really refreshing even though it is sweet as well. Quite boozy with tastes of dates, a hint of cherries and a lot of spices. Great palate with a nice balance. Very fitting Halloween/Christmas season beer.
Authentic abbey ale, brewed for the well-known Averbode abbey since 2013.
Averbode is a blonde abbey beer of 7.5% ABV, dry-hopped and with a second fermentation in the bottle. Clear blond beer, huge rocky head like whipped cream, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma brings out dry crackery malts and lots of grains. Flavour brings out lots of yeast, sweet cereal malts, light dry hops, and champagne yeast. .
Extra 4 is a classic Belgian “Single” style. Hazy deep hay yellow liquid with a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, perfume, cloves, bread, spices and white pepper. Medium bitterness with flowery sweetness. Yeast, grass, fruit, hops and citrus. Extra 4 will be a unique, tasty and refreshing spring and summer quencher with a lower alcohol content than such other popular St Bernardus products as Abt 12, Tripel and Prior 8.