Ampleforth Abbey Beer

1 bottle of Ampleforth Abbey Beer

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1 330ml bottle of Ampleforth Abbey Beer delivered to a U.K. address only

The Beer is brewed in conjunction with Little Valley Brewery, Hebden Bridge and was developed with master brewer Wim Van Der Spek. 

Van der Spek's beer for Ampleforth has a second fermentation in bottle rather than cask. It's called Double, in the Trappist tradition of producing beers in rising order of strength, labelled Single, Double and Triple. Ampleforth Double (7%) is brewed with pale and wheat malts and the colour is the result of three darker malts: chocolate, crystal and Munich, which are roasted to a high temperature. Soft brown sugar, another Trappist tradition, is also used. There are two hops varieties: Northern Brewer from Germany and Savinjski Goldings from Slovenia.

The yeast culture comes from an unnamed Belgian Trappist brewery but the Ampleforth beer is so strongly reminiscent of the ales produced at the Rochefort monastery in Wallonia that the origin of the yeast is not difficult to determine.

The beer has a spicy and peppery aroma from the hops, backed by roasted grain, chocolate and sultana fruit. Rich fruit and malt dominate the palate but they are balanced by spicy hops while the finish is bittersweet with dark fruit, roasted grain, chocolate and gentle hops.

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