Affligem beer is brewed from the finest ingredients and two types of barley malt: pale malt, and caramelised malt, which gives Affligem beer a colour ranging from amber to chestnut - depending on the amounts used.
"Our brewery has a tradition of almost 1000 years and we still brew according to the authentic recipe, but with very modern methods," Wouter told us. "The ingredients are very important: hop and malt of the best quality."
The Affligem Dubbel is a very traditional style abbey beer with a red/brown hue. It’s brewed with dark toasted malt and is sweet yet spicy. Affligem Blond, a bronze winner of the Brussels Beer Challenge is a well-balanced, refreshing beer with a hoppy aftertaste. It pairs deliciously with mature cheeses.
The Blond, Dubbel and Tripel are the classic trinity in the Affligem range. They are known for having good balance, or as Wouter says - "not too bitter, not too malty and not too sweet".
Affligem beers are strong, flavourful and brewed in the Belgian tradition. Try drinking the Blond and the Tripel with a plate of cheeses, chicken or poultry. The Dubbel fits deliciously with roasted meat. Or, their beers are perfect if you, like Wouter about two months before our visit, have something to celebrate: "When my son was just born, that was perhaps the best moment to enjoy an Affligem."