Steenbrugge Tripel abbey beer is a golden-blond beer with a rounded malt character, a scented touch of hops, a warm, full flavour and a fruity, lightly smoked yeast aroma combined with the subtle Bruges “gruut” blend of herbs and spices. Top-fermentation beer. 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 Tripel this medieval tradition is continued. Steenbrugge Tripel is fermented with its own Steenbrugge top-fermenting yeast strain, which provides a smoked, phenolic aroma, together with a pronounced fruitiness.
|Aroma||Slightly fruity, spicy notes|
|Flavour||Alcoholic, full-bodied, slightly bitter aftertaste|
|Color||Golden blonde, EBC: 12|