Beer "Exclusive Belgian Ales", gift set (6 bottles), 330 ml
"Piraat" has a slightly hazy amber color.
"Gulden Draak" and "Leute" Bokbier have dark brown-ruby color.
"Augustijn" Blonde - amber.
"Augustijn" Brune - hazel with reddish reflections.
"Augustijn" Grand Cru - straw-yellow color.
"Piraat" demonstrates the rich, complex, warm, slightly sweet, spicy taste with hop bitterness. A long dry finish beer combines the sweetness and bitterness, toast and citrus notes.
Taste of beer "Gulden Draak" - a full, complex, creamy, with enticing notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malt and dark fruit.
"Leute" Bokbier has a full, slightly creamy taste with a soft caramel sweetness, hints of bread and cherries, dense, slightly astringent finish.
Taste of beer "Augustijn" Blonde rich, soft, with spicy and malty notes, light hop bitterness, malic acidity and subtle vanilla notes.
"Augustijn" Brune attract a soft, well-balanced, warm, slightly sweet flavor with hints of raisins, chocolate, caramel, hints of bread, spices, smoke and fruit. At the finish there is a delicate hop bitterness.
"Augustijn" Grand Cru has a full, smooth flavor with a spicy fruity and spicy notes, hints of malt, cereal grasses. The aftertaste is pleasant, lingering, with hop bitterness.
The aroma of beer "Piraat" demonstrates tones of spices, yeast, malt, hops, flowers.
"Gulden Draak" has a very sophisticated and seductive aroma with notes of banana, cloves, raisins, dark fruit, bread, sweets, yeast, brown sugar, spices, nuances of apple and pear.
Aroma "Leute" Bokbier -dushisty, malt tones bread, caramel, toffee and fruit.
The aroma "Augustijn" Blonde dominated tones of spices, there are notes of fruit and malt biscuit, floral nuances of hops.
"Augustijn" Brune exudes shades of red and dark fruit, caramel, raisins, candy, bread, land and nuances of yeast.
Aroma "Augustijn" Grand Cru filled with bright fruit notes combined with hints of hops, spices, herbs.
Each beer can be consumed as an aperitif or digestif, goes well with cheese. Good company make light grades seafood, fish and poultry, salads. A dark beers will be combined with meat dishes (including barbecue and grilled meat), pate.
Set "Exclusive Belgian Ales" includes all major brands of beer, produced at the brewery Van Steenberge: "Piraat", three types of beer "Augustijn" (Grand Cru, Brune and Blonde), "Gulden Draak" and "Leute" Bokbier. Thus, you can taste and compare six different, unique drinks, each of which has its own style and features!
Beer double fermentation "Piraat" - a unique Belgian ale world-class, high-density and strength. Perfectly balanced, harmonious taste of beer "Pirate" is so complex and rich that every mouthful brings new associations.
"Gulden Draak" ("Golden Dragon") - an exclusive dark Tripel with excellent, complex flavor with hints of caramel, roasted malt and coffee. Like other special beers Van Steenberge, "Golden Dragon" is produced by secondary fermentation. One feature of the production is used in the fermentation process of wine yeast, which also contributes to the excellent taste of beer.
"Leute" Bokbier - very bock double fermentation with a fragrant, full and smooth taste.
"Augustijn" Blonde - Light strong ale, history of which started in 1295. Beer recipe developed by Augustinian monks of the monastery in the city of Ghent.
"Augustijn" Brune - dark ale, which has an excellent balance between aroma, taste and aftertaste. Beer "Augustijn" Brune not sweet like many dark ales, and only slightly sweet.
"Augustijn" Grand Cru - one of the best varieties of Van Steenberge, strong "triple" El double fermentation, with a full taste with a fruity, spicy and malty tones and beautiful long hoppy aftertaste.
History Brewery Van Steenberge began in 1784. Jean-Baptiste de Bruin founded in Ertvelde brewery "De Peer". At the beginning of the XX century his great-niece, Margaret, to which inherited the plant moved, married Paul Van Steenberga, professor of microbiology at the school of brewing in Ghent. After the First World War, he became the leader of the brewery. In 1919 he changed the name of the plant on the "Brouwerij Bios" in honor of the beer, which then produces a brewery.
Paul Van Steenberg was more politician than a brewer, he served as mayor of Ertveld and sat in the Senate, so the brewery does not appear often. But, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and mind of the scientist, he acted sensibly: successfully launched a wide range of beers, has invested in a new plant, new tanks, organized bottling beer in glass bottles, optimized production costs, resulting in reduced prices for manufactured products, thus obtaining a greater number of consumers.
In 1962, the brewery inherited son Paul - Joseph Van Steenberg, which focuses on producing high-quality, top-fermented beer. He closed malt, built by his father, and ceased to grow on their own fields of hops, becoming to buy raw materials from third-party manufacturers under strict specifications. Jozef Van Steenberg began to prepare a special double fermentation beer.
In 1978, he makes another important step in the history of the brewery - gets beer recipe that Augustinian monks brewed in the monastery in Ghent, modify it, and in 1982 beer "Augustine" appears on the market, immediately earning unprecedented success. Joseph Van Steenberg successfully launches and other ales, which caused a fantastic interest of the consumer, because in the early 80s market specialty beer with high alcohol content was very limited. The subsequent decline of interest in Belgian Strong beer in favor of the camp and Pilsner was temporary, and Joseph was a true visionary: in 2000 the global market creates a clear trend towards the demand for beer with a full taste and complex aroma.
In 1990 the company passed to his son Joseph - Paul Van Steenbergu, who built a new fully automated plant with computer control systems filling fermentation barrels, fine water system and a new beer bottling conveyor and further filling it with natural gas.
Since 1998, the owner of the plant is the nephew Paul - Jeff Versel significantly increase the export of beer in the United States of Europe, as well as "completed" line of beer Augustinian monks release "Augustijn" Brune.