What kind of beer is Affligem?
golden purebred Belgian ale
Affligem Blond 6.7% The rich and smooth taste of this golden purebred Belgian ale has satisfied countless generations of thirsty Belgian. A mild bitterness underpins its soft fruitiness.
What is a dubbel Trappist beer?
The term dubbel (also double) is a Belgian Trappist beer naming convention. The origin of the dubbel was a strong version of a brown beer brewed in Westmalle Abbey in 1856, which is known to have been on sale to the public by June 1861. In 1926, the recipe was changed, and it was sold as Dubbel Bruin.
How strong is affligem?
6.7% ABV. L: Rich, lustrous, dark gold.
Why is a Dubbel called a Dubbel?
The “lowest” of the number-sounding Belgian beer names, created by Belgian monks at the Westmalle Monastery in between the late 19th and early 20th century (they brewed a stronger version of what they drank at the abbey, hence “dubbel,” or “double,” and the rest is history).
What is affligem?
Affligem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑfliɣɛm]) (anciently written Afflighem) is a municipality located some 20 km (12 mi) west-north-west of Brussels in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, not far from the city of Aalst and the important railway junction of Denderleeuw. Affligem is situated in the Pajottenland.
What is Affligem beer?
Affligem, the Belgian beer for people who don’t like Belgian beer. Amazingly, the history of Affligem beer begins in 1074 with the founding of an Abbey in the Belgian town of Affligem by six Belgian Knights. Ten years later the Abbey was completed, and the Knights-turned-monks turned their attentions to brewing beer.
What is the alcohol content of Affligem blond?
While it is quite high in alcohol (the Affligem Blond is 6.8%) it has a lovely colour, a strong citrus aftertaste, and high carbonation. Served cold and in a proper Affligem glass this beer should convert most non-Belgian beer drinkers pretty fast!
How do you serve Affligem?
Served cold and in a proper Affligem glass this beer should convert most non-Belgian beer drinkers pretty fast! One interesting tradition that seems specific to Affligem is to serve the beer in a glass. With a smaller glass on the side.
What is the difference between Affligem and Trappist beer?
Affligem ticks almost every single box except that the monks are Benedictine rather than Trappist. Another key difference is that Trappist beers have to be brewed on the premises while Affligem is brewed in a brewery. This allows it to be mass-produced in a way that Trappist beers are not. Affligem is actually an Abbey Beer.