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 classic since 1990’
This strong, blonde abbey beer, which is re-fermented in the bottle, tastes of citrus, pineapple, peach, nectarine and herbs. Malt and hops, which are both nicely balanced, for your taste buds. The attack has a hint of sweetness to it, and the finish packs a punch bordering on spicy.
Alcohol Degree: 8.5%ALC./VOL
Recommended Pouring Temperature: 43-46°F
Bottle Content: 11.2 FL OZ
Taste: Full-bodied and creamy, hints of fruit again (peach, banana, etc.), prominent and sweet presence of malt, mild hops, Belgian yeast and a long finish with a gentle alcohol surge.
Aroma: Fruity notes (peach, pomelo, etc.) and honey, yeast, sweet malt, mild hints of hops, slight mineral touch.
Appearance: Clear, Gold, Sturdy White Head