There are different facts from which we can tell the Norbertines of Tongerlo have been brewing beer since the establishment of the abbey in 1133. First of all, back then, beer was the most important beverage in our parts. After all, clean potable water was not widely available. Furthermore, the bishop of Kamerijk´s establishing charter claims a gift of "a piece of land in Tongerlo with an annual yield of 38 barrels of brewing grain and 10 barrels of barley". Both products are basic ingredients for brewing beer. From that we can conclude that beer has been brewed in the abbey since the 12th century.
Today the Norbertines of Tongerlo are still involved in the production of Tongerlo abbey beer. Thanks to the interaction between modern brewing techniques and the respectful use of centuries-old traditions, the ambition to produce a premium quality beer with a great taste remains the same.
The Double Brown variety is a red brown beer with a smooth gentle aroma, a full flavour and a slightly roasted aftertaste.
Size: 33 CL
Alcohol Content: 8%Vol.