In 1295 the Augustinian friars started to brew Augustijn in their Ghent monastery. In the Middle Ages many monks and priests brewed and sold their own beer. Often, the water was contaminated and that’s why it was safer to drink beer, since it was boiled during the brewing process.
In 1978 the Augustinian friars sought a new partner for the brewing of their Augustijn beer. They had previously also outsourced the brewing of their lager beer. Brewery Van Steenberge was a logical choice, since it was located near the monastery. Respect for the tradition was guaranteed.
From then on, Jozef Van Steenberge could enjoy himself and fully live his passion for high-fermentation beers. In 1982 he relaunched Augustijn, with secondary fermentation. A decision that the brewery has never regretted: ever since, Augustijn has known a steady growth, which was further confirmed after the restyling. Augustijn is indeed a genuine beer. One that is appreciated at receptions because of its mild and soft but very rich taste, but also during relaxed moments of tasting. It is in short a beer for every occasion.
When you drink the beer at a young age (up to 3 months after bottling), you will experience a fruity and hoppy taste. When the beer is more mature, it gets a deeper colour and a more pronounced flavour.
With the launch of Augustijn Dark in 2009, and together with the Augustijn Grand Cru, the beer that is very much liked by beer connoisseurs and that had been launched before 2009, the Augustijn range is now complete.
On the table
Excellent companion for food and extremely well-suited for semi-hard cheese (Gentse Keizer, Passendale, Watou…), artisanal pâté or mussels. Or use it to prepare rabbit with…
In the glass
Colour : amber blonde with white foam head Alcohol content: 7,5%
16° Plato Aroma : maltish (corn), fruity and hoppy
Taste : straightforward and mild with again maltishness and hop and a light touch of vanilla
After taste : slightly bitter and soft Packaging : bottles 33 cl, 75cl and barrels 30 l.
Fermentation both in the bottle as in the barrel, ensures a preservability for years with evolution in taste.