I'm proof that you can always make the best out of a bad situation. I was born in 1240, when epidemics spread widely through contaminated water in the villages of Belgium. The Premonstratensian Fathers that live in my abbey held a meeting on a subject that concerned all of the town's inhabitants: how can they purify the contaminated water? After giving it some serious thought, the monks came to the idea of using a process they know only too well... by turning water into beer! Before long, thousands of locals were enjoying the pleasures of a deep, dark beer – me.
Today, I am a quintessential Belgian Brown Ale that is highly sought-after around the world. I am perfectly balanced between a discreetly bitter yet slightly caramelised flavour that can only be ascribed to age-old traditions. Hints of coffee and chocolate provide me with an even more desirable flavour. When served in a glass, my smooth and creamy beer head will emit roasted spice aromas which has the ability to suspend time.