This means that the keg is equipped with a valve on top of the barrel to be connected to a beer tap with the appropriate connector. The beer will then raise to the dispenser due to the pressure of the pressurized gas.
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Affligen mainly sells three types of beer: blonde, double, or triple. They are all abbey beer following Belgian quality standards.
At present days this type of beer is produced in industrial facilities outside of abbeys, however, according to Belgian law, brewers who want to make an abbey type beer must follow strict manufacturing standards. Also if they want to use a monastery name as brand for their beer, they must license the use of the beer recipe of the monastery and pay royalties the right to use it.
As expected this beer is called Affligem due to Affligem abbey which is located 6 kilometers away from Opwijk. Affligem current beer recipe is owed to Father Tobias Vergauwen.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of this beer is the double and triple fermentation that is used in “Dubbel” and “Tripel” varieties, those fermentations are achieved by adding sugar and brewer’s yeast to the already fermented beer for raising alcohol content. Thus “tripel” beer reaches 8.5 degrees.
Affligem keg contains blonde beer type. This beer is golden blonde and has the characteristic consistent foam typical from abbey beers.
The beer has a dried tomato and banana aroma and a spicy taste due to the carbon dioxide.
This type of beer should be served between 4 and 6 Celsius in a chalice type glass while trying to reach two fingers of foam. The beer should be consumed slowly as it gains flavor while reaching higher temperatures.
Affligem keg is quite common in French and Belgium supermarkets. Outside from those countries you will probably need to contact a specialized beer shop for finding it.
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