The St.Bernardus Abt 12 is the pride of our stable, the nec plus ultra of our brewery. Abbey ale brewed in the classic ‘Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. Dark with a full, ivory-colored head. It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excells because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. (10,0% ABV) Worldwide seen as one of the best beers in the world. It’s a very balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste and a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter and sweet. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.
The result of adding American hops to a quadrupel, 10%
Jopen Doubting Thomas (aka Ongelovige Thomas) is our interpretation of a quadrupel. A distinct beer with rich malt as the main flavour. The American hops gives it a fruity character.
This beer is named after the apostle Thomas, who would not believe that Jesus had risen from the dead. Thomas has his name-day at the start of winter on 21 December. This reddish-brown beer is a genuine winter warmer. Surprisingly rich in flavour and ideal for sipping beside the fireplace. Believe it or not, this is a heavyweight.
The extremely rich and complex taste sensation and the stable beer head can also be found in the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple. The sweet caramel touches, however, are still reserved for the Gulden Draak.
The new recipe, on basis of 3 different kinds of malt added in a volume of 4 times the content in lager, provide the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple with a deep golden amber colour and a fruity scent. Together with the smooth and subtle sweet taste ensures this a wonderfully accomplished bouquet.
Just like the other specialty beers of Brewery Van Steenberge is the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple a beer of high fermentation with secondary fermentation. A wine yeast is used for the secondary fermentation, which also contributes to the grandiose taste.
The following allocation applies to Batch 32:
Barrel types In batch
Gaillac White Wine 75%
New Oak Medium Toast 10%
New Oak High Toast 10%
New Acacia Medium Toast 5%
Batch 32 displays a deep mahogany colour, darker than the normal Quadrupel. The finely pearled froth is a light brown, almost beige-like with small bubbles.
The main component of this batch is white wine from the French Gaillac region near Toulouse. Gailliac is known for its still and light sparkling white wines. The grape variety used most often in this very old white wine region are Mauzac, Len de l’el and Muscadelle. These wines have subtle aromas of dried tropical fruit, apple, honey and dates. These aromas and flavours can also be detected in this unique beer. Batch 32 was aged in these casks for more than two years.
The flavour can be described as explosive, whereby the tannins of the oak and of vanilla manifest front and centre. The finish is slightly acidic due to the barrels that contained the white wine.
The alcohol is well-balanced with the sweetness and the low bitterness of this Quadrupel. Just like the aroma, the flavour is very complex. Discover for yourself how this batch also results in a genuine degustation beer.
Das Gregorius schimmert im Glas in einem kräftig dunklen Kastanienbraun. In der Nase dominieren Kräuter- und Lakritz-Aromen, welche mit reifen Fruchtnoten unterlegt sind. Im Antrunk präsentiert sich ein kräftiger Malzkörper, welcher von Kaffee- und Röstaromen geprägt wird. Honig aus der Region und eine elsässische Weinhefe zaubern ein schönes Süß-Säure-Spiel auf den Gaumen. Leicht bittere Schoko-Aromen begleiten den wärmenden Abgang dieses wuchtigen Trappistenbieres. Tiefgehend – Nachdenklich.
Dominant impressions of latte coffee with powerful chocolate aromas in the nose. The alcohol esters are enveloped with hints of autumn wood, citrus zest (orange, lemon) and freshly baked biscuits. The initial taste is sweetly sinful. Beer and chocolate trapped into one single glass, a liquid milky draught with a backbone of bitter malt. The alcohol warms the throat and, in the finish, you will pick up traces of cloves, citrus, orange and mocha.
The heaviest of the Rochefort beers, the 10 is a quadrupel style beer and can be recognized by its blue label.