The
Brewing Process
It takes 8 steps to brew the perfect Affligem
Step 1 of 8
Milling

It all starts in the mill, where we break down the malt barley’s outer husk and release its starch.

Step 2 of 8
Mashing

Next, we mix the malt with demineralised water from local wells and activate its enzymes in a heated mash tun.

Step 3 of 8
Boiling

After sterilising the wort and evaporating any volatile off-note compounds, we add hops and a small amount of sugar - as is traditional in Belgian abbeys.

Step 4 of 8
Centrifuge

Then, we spin the wort in a whirlpool and remove the hops and protein sediment. We’re now getting closer to our end product.

Step 5 of 8
Cooling

Time for a rest. The beer is cooled with sterile air to prepare it for the addition of yeast.

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Step 6 of 8
Fermentation

Yeast is added. It takes five to seven days for the sugar to change into alcohol and carbon dioxide, so we wait and let nature do its work.

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Step 7 of 8
Maturing

In horizontal tanks, the beer is given a rest for 7 days for a better head and an improved flavour and aroma. Afterwards, we taste and test, perfecting the beer's acid profile and esters.

Step 8 of 8
Final step

After some additional tests, the beer is ready for bottle and draught.

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