ABBAYE D'AULNE

The Abbey


ABBAYE D’HÉLÉCINE

The Hélecine Abbey was founded around 1130 by the Premonstratensians, also known as the Norbertines.

The Abbey, called “Abdij van Heylissem” in Flemish, is located east of Brussels in the province of Walloon Brabant.

As with many other abbeys in Belgium and the Netherlands, Hélécine Abbey was caught up in the French revolution.

On 25 September 1796, the Abbey was sacked by French revolutionaries. The 25 monks remaining were banished.

Around 1800, the Abbey became private property and was rebuilt in a neoclassical style.

In 1962, the province of Brabant took over the former Abbey and today it holds the name “Domaine provincial d’Hélécine”.


The Beers


ART OF BREWING SINCE 1130

Traditional high fermentation abbey beers, refermentedin the bottle, brewed using the best hops and malts.

beer-blonde-Helecine

BLONDE
BLOND

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Blonde abbey beer with second fermentation in the bottle.

Golden coloured, this beer is distinguished by its lightly fruited hop flavours and light, harmonious body.

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Tasting notes: A complex beer with delicate fruity notes and a nice hoppy aroma. The mouthfeel is soft on the tongue, and the complex, full body harmonizes perfectly with the alcoholic notes. A beer with a lot of finesse and elegance and an exquisitely long finish.

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Alcohol content: 6%
Plato degree: 14
Bitterness: 20 EBU (medium)
Colour: 10 EBC (straw yellow)

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Ideal drinking temperature: 8°C
Food pairing: Hard cheeses, red meats, mussels.

beer-brune-Helecine

BRUNE
BRUIN

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Brune abbey beer with second fermentation in the bottle.

Dark coloured, this beer releases caramelised, markedly spicy aromas and has a very pleasant bitter-sweet flavour.

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Tasting notes: A slightly nutty aroma with markedly malty and toasted notes. The taste is clearly spicy and characterized by a honey-like sweetness. The underlying hops remain discreet and emphasize the delicate malt body.

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Alcohol content: 6%
Plato degree: 14
Bitterness: 14 EBU (slight)
Colour: 70 EBC (mahogany)

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Ideal drinking temperature: 8°C
Food pairing: Spicy and sweet-and-sour dishes.

beer-triple-blonde-helecine

TRIPLE BLONDE
TRIPEL BLOND

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Blonde abbey beer with second fermentation in the bottle.

Result of passion and savoir-faire, this beer is characterised by a palette of strong and subtle flavours.

A beer with a rounded flavour, rich body and assertive character that places it among the top abbey beers.

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Tasting notes: Aromas are reminiscent of sherry and anise. A full-bodied mouthfeel accompanied by a slightly caramelized flavour. The complex aromas and full body provide a lasting and multilayered finish.

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Alcohol content: 9%
Plato degree: 18
Bitterness: 20 EBU (medium)
Colour: 11 EBC (golden)

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Ideal drinking temperature: 8°C
Food pairing: Seafood, delicacies.

beer-triple-brune-helecine

TRIPLE BRUNE
TRIPEL BRUIN

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Brune abbey beer with second fermentation in the bottle.

Slightly coppery colour, this beer with its intense, caramelised taste is distinguished by a palette of delicious flavours, powerful aromas and spices.

This beer will delight all lovers of strong brunes.

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Tasting notes: A tingling pronounced aroma of mocha candy and rum on the nose. The taste is dominated by a full body courted by notes of caramel and a slight touch of hops. The aftertaste is intense and lasting.

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Alcohol content: 9%
Plato degree: 18
Bitterness: 15 EBU (medium)
Colour: 70 EBC (coppery appearance)

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Ideal drinking temperature: 10-12°C
Food pairing: Sophisticated dishes, foie gras, duck breast, or a fine cigar.

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