Van Steenberge is one of Belgium’s old family brewers, dating back as far as 1784, and brews some of Belgium’s most internationally recognized beers.
The Augustijn label came into the Van Steenberge portfolio in 1978, when the brewery acquired the recipe of the beer the Augustijn Friars brewed in their monastery in Ghent. To this day, it is the top selling beer label for the brewery.
Brewed in the style of a Belgian tripel, this beer is a typical golden straw yellow with a rocky white head. Lots of Belgian yeast notes, fruit sweetness and a little spice appear in the aroma.
This is a big beer, but it sits very lightly on the palette. The soft fruit and grain sweetness combines for a welcoming opening. The gentle spicing of a tripel comes into play, and a little earthy hop note adds a pleasant prickly finish.