AVERBODE Abbey beer is on tap at Glass And Mug.
This 7.5% Belgian golden blond multigrain beer – barley malt, oats, spelled – raw hopped, technique of adding cold hops during the aging process to enhance the fruity character. This “well-known Belgian abbey beer” is also fermented in the bottle.
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Beer... a history of 6000 years
For centuries, people have experimented with different ingredients and brewing methods, and many of these ancient (and recent) discoveries and traditions continue to this day. Add to this long tradition the simple human fact that everyone has different tastes, and that different cultures prioritize different tastes, and have evolved into different traditions of drinking beer … and you get the huge proliferation of different types and beer styles.
So we encourage you – as always – to read, take notes, then get started and experiment !
With over 200 beers, some of which are exceptional, there will be something for everyone.
The Top 8 different types of beers
Pilsner is a light, clear, low-fermentation beer (i.e. involving yeasts that react at low temperatures). It generally titer at 5 degrees and its bitterness is light. It is drunk cool, between 10 and 12 degrees.
Examples : 1664, Kro, Stella, are Pils.
IPA or India Pale Ale
India Pale Ale, or IPA, is a high fermentation beer from the United Kingdom. Initially, when it was designed in the 18th century, it was intended to supply the British colonies established in India: this is where it got its name. APIs are high in alcohol and contain a lot of hops. They have an orange color and a marked bitterness - and know a sacred return of hype.
Examples : The Chouffe IPA or the Brooklyn IPA.
The single, double or triple names refer to abbey beers. The double and triple are more full-bodied due to the addition of malt to the initial mixture. They were generally intended for the guests of the monastery, when the monks were satisfied with the simple one for their daily consumption.
Examples : The triple Karmeliet, the Chouffe, the Duvel.
Lagers are low fermentation beers. They can be blond, amber or brown. Lagers are light beers that keep for a long time. Their origin is to be sought on the side of Bavaria, where they were born in the 15th century. The Pilsners belong to the lager family.
Examples : Heineken, Kro, Stella…
CThese high fermentation beers are originally from England. The Porters gave birth to the Stouts. These are dark beers, slightly caramelized, which are drunk lukewarm.
Example : The Burton Porter.
Stout beers are brewed from a wort with a high grain content with high roasting. They therefore have a slightly smoky, roasted taste, close to the aromas of coffee and a very dark color. The Stouts are originally from Ireland. These are strong beers, which are drunk lukewarm and are quite sweet.
Example : Guinness
Lambic is a beer whose fermentation is spontaneous. These beers are mainly produced in Belgium, in the Senne valley. The beer does not sparkle and has no foam. Generally, the Lambic does not exceed 5 degrees and sometimes serves as a base for the preparation of flavored beers, such as kriek.
Example : Sudden death
Abbey beers were once brewed directly by the monks or by a brewer commissioned by monks. Trappist monks still continue to brew their own beer today. It is a name designating beers that are often a little sweet, strong, with little bitterness and beautiful gold colors.
Example : Leffe