From the foundation in 1182 till the French revolution the Cisterciënzers nuns brewed their own Abbey beer.
One of the main reasons was the fact that drinking beer was much healthier then for instance drinking water. In 2009 the Abbey of Herkenrode and Brouwerij Cornelissen decided to bring back the centuries old tradition of the Herkenrode Abbey Beer according to the old original recipes for brewing the original Abbey beers of Herkenrode.
This is one of the sole 23 official Belgian Abbey Beers!
This official Belgian Abbey beer has a pleasant alcohol percentage of 7% alc. vol., brown/orange-amber coloured beer, with a nice bitterness and a lightly sweet and spicy aftertaste. It is being brewed with 100% Munich Malt of summer barley.
This beer is a natural product, only using malted barley, Saaz hops, water, yeast and natural resources.
The ripening process of the malt and hops (Styrian Golding and East Kent Golding Sid) in the wooden barrels gives the beer a light touch of Vanilla and smoked food. The beer is filtered which gives it a nice clear colour.
- strong brown beer
- high fermentation
- refermentation in the bottle
- no refermentation in the kegs
- 7% Alc. vol.
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