Affligem Tripel is an amber colored triple abbey beer. It has a nice bitterness and an alcohol content of 9.5%. This beer has won several international prizes. It has won, amongst others, the World Beer Cup in 2004 and 2008, and European Beer Star 2006.
Serving temperature: 6-10°C
The Benedictine abbey of Affligem is a very impressive building located in the center of Belgium, and its monks have been brewing some of Belgium’s best abbey beers since the early 12th Century. The legend goes that the Affligem Tripel ale was invented while the monks were fasting. During that 40 day-period before Easter they were allowed to drink only one beer per day. Since their regular beers Affligem Blond and Affligem Double ‘only’ had an alcohol content of 6.8%, they decided to brew something stronger to get them through that period of fasting.
Since 1970, the Affligem beers are no longer brewed at the brewery, but at brewery De Smedt in Opwijk. The brewing still takes places according to the monks’ original recipes.