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 surprising Blond, cloudy abbey beer’
This unfiltered abbey beer, which is re-fermented in the bottle, is surprisingly light and tasty. Lots of citrus, herbs and bright hops dominate the nose. The finish is dry and hoppy thanks to the dry hopping at the end of the brewing process.
Alcohol Degree: 5.5%ALC./VOL
Recommended Pouring Temperature: 43-46°F
Bottle Content: 11.2 FL OZ
Taste: Refreshing, hints of malt and herbs, lovely bitter hops, short, dry finish
Aroma: Fresh, pleasant nose with nuances of hops and malt, and a brief appearance of herbs
Appearance: Unfiltered, Gold, Sturdy White Head