STEENBRUGGE Blond abbey beer is a blond beer with 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 with secondary fermentation in the bottle.
Top fermentation – bottle conditioned (6.5% ABV); keg (6.3% ABV)
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 Blond, this medieval tradition continues.
STEENBRUGGE Blond is fermented with a specific STEENBRUGGE top-fermenting yeast strain, which provides a smoked, phenolic aroma, together with a discernible fruitiness.
STEENBRUGGE Blond undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle. During filling, some sugar and yeast are added which ferment into alcohol and carbon dioxide gas in the “hot chamber”. This gives bottled beers a slightly higher alcohol content than the same beer from the keg. The yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle protects the beer against oxidation, thus preventing rapid ageing of the taste.
Sincere – Competent – Respectable – Traditional – Authentic – Reliable – Mature – Inspiring
Connoisseurs’ beer – To aid relaxation or as a personal treat – Especially alone, but also in a small group
Per hectolitre, a royalty is paid to the religious order of STEENBRUGGE Abbey in order to finance their good deeds.
2013 - Brussels Beer Challenge - Silver
2015 - Brussels Beer Challenge - Silver
- 20 l Keg
- 33 cl Bottle
- 75 cl Bottle