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Abbey products from the Herkenrode Abbey Site

Abbey products from the Herkenrode Abbey Site

When you are in Hasselt, you should certainly try the delicious abbey products of the Herkenrode Abbey. In order to restore the centuries-old tradition, in 2009 Herkenrode vzw, together with Sint-Jozef brewery from Opitter, launched the abbey beer Herkenrode. The elderberry liqueur is also highly recommended.

2 sorts of abbey beers

Robert Putman, former engineer-brew master of Cristal Alken, was given the task of brewing a beer that had the robustness of the counts of Loon, the elegance of the abbesses of Herkenrode and the aromas of the inspiration garden.  The Federation of Belgian certified the beer as a 'recognised Belgian Abbey Beer', awarding it the associated designation and logo, making this  Herkenrode beer the second certified abbey beer of Limburg.

Today there are 2 Herkenrode abbey beers:

  • Herkenrode Tripel, refermented in the bottle, and characterised by a:
    • deep golden colour
    • fresh hint of barley malt
    • balanced, full taste
    • alcohol percentage of 7% vol
  • Herkenrode Bruin has the following characteristics:
    • orange-amber abbey beer
    • brewed with 100% Munich malt of spring barley
    • flavoured with some aromatic hops
    • alcohol percentage of 7% vol

The abbey beers can be bought in various packagings:

  • bottles of 33 cl
  • bottles of 75 cl
  • packs of 4
  • gift packs with glass

Elderberry liqueur

A delicious herb liqueur, based on elderberries, was made specially for Herkenrode Abbey Site. The elder is a vigorous deciduous bush or tree. The cream-coloured  flower heads appear in early summer and have a wonderful fragrance. A shot of elderberry liqueur is good for colds and flu. The liqueur can be combined well in cocktails.

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