The abbey beer Steenbrugge Abdijbock is a brown / ruby colored bock beer with a busty caramel malt character and a fruity, slightly smoked fermentation aroma. In combination with the subtle Bruges herb mixture 'gruut', with an emphasis on cinnamon, it gives this bock beer its delicious taste. The secret of Steenbrugge abbey beer is the unique “gruut” blend of herbs and spices, which gives the beer its delicious flavour. Every town used to have its own beer, each with its own individual character. In Bruges that character was determined by a blend of herbs and spices that brewers were obliged to purchase from the city’s herbs and spices shop, known as the “Gruuthuse”. In Steenbrugge Abdijbock this medieval tradition is continued. Steenbrugge Abdijbock is fermented with its own Steenbrugge yeast strain of high fermentation, which gives a phenolic smoked aroma together with a perceptible fruitiness.
|Aroma||Fruity, slightly smoked fermentation flavor|
|Flavour||Caramel malty, fruity, slightly smoked|
|Combines with||Game dishes, aged cheeses, stews|