In the tenth century, the River Scheldt served as the border between the French and German empires, with Ename as an important strategic location. In 1063 a Benedictine abbey was founded there, and the first brewing activities date back to this time. The abbey became the beating heart of Ename and there was much activity in and around it until the 18th century. Sadly, the abbey was closed and dismantled during the French revolution, and all that remains of it now are the ruins...
Fortunately however, the beer did not disappear forever with the Abbey of Ename. Brouwerij Roman applies a passion for beer, craftsmanship and respect for the mediaeval Benedictine recipe to produce five genuine abbey beers (blond, dubbel, pater, tripel and rouge), each with its own character.
‘A dark brown abbey Beer with a red glint’
Full flavour in the mouth, balanced, spicy and fruity. This sums up this dark abbey beer, which is re-fermented in the bottle. You get aromas of caramel and sweet fruit, taste caramel, toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol and bitter hops right down to the dry finish. Everything is beautifully balanced.
Alcohol Degree: 6.6%ALC./VOL
Recommended Pouring Temperature: 43-46°F
Bottle Content: 11.2 FL OZ
Taste: Full-bodied and creamy, dark malt, impression of dark chocolate and sweet fruit (figs, raisins, etc.), slight hint of yeast; surprisingly dry finish
Aroma: Sultry aroma of sweet malt and caramel followed by dark fruit and a pleasant hint of dark chocolate
Appearance: Dark-Red Brown