My brewery, St. Bernardus, has been producing the Sint-Sixtus Westvleteren abbey beers since 1946. However, in 1992, the monks of Westvleteren made a decision to start brewing their beers within the abbey walls again. Although we were allowed to continue brewing the same ales, my brewmasters were concerned about the competition. This gave rise to an idea of producing me, a blond Tripel that will join the ranks of my famous dark siblings – the Pater 6, Prior 8, and Abt 12.
As a St. Bernardus original, I use hops grown in-house, right next to my brewery. I pour pale gold-amber with a silky-soft head of froth that preserves my sophisticated profile of spice, orange, grass and warming alcohol. Today, I am one of the most popular Belgian Tripels in the region and am known to be delightfully quaffable with my floral and banana-like fruity notes.