STEENBRUGGE Tripel abbey beer is a golden-blond beer with a rounded malt character, a scented touch of hops, a warm, full flavour and a fruity, lightly smoked yeast aroma combined with the subtle Bruges “gruut” blend of herbs and spices. Top-fermentation beer with secondary fermentation in the bottle.

Characteristic features

Top fermentation – bottle conditioned (8.7% ABV); keg (8.5% ABV)

Bruges “gruut”

The secret of STEENBRUGGE abbey beer is the unique “gruut” blend of herbs and spices, which gives the beer its delicious flavour. Every town used to have its own beer, each with its own individual character. In Bruges that character was determined by a blend of herbs and spices that brewers were obliged to purchase from the city’s herbs and spices shop, known as the “Gruuthuse”. In STEENBRUGGE Tripel this is medieval tradition is continued.

Steenbrugge yeast

STEENBRUGGE Tripel is fermented with its own STEENBRUGGE top-fermenting yeast strain, which provides a smoked, phenolic aroma, together with a pronounced fruitiness.

Bottle conditioning

STEENBRUGGE Tripel undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle. During filling, some sugar and yeast are added which ferment into alcohol and carbon dioxide gas in the “hot chamber”. This gives bottled beers a slightly higher alcohol content than the same beer from the keg, as well as a higher carbon dioxide content, which gives the beer added zest. The yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle protects the beer against oxidation, thus preventing rapid ageing of the taste. The presence of the yeast causes the flavours to develop over time. This makes STEENBRUGGE Tripel a true stock beer.

Brand identity

Brand values:
Sincere – Competent – Respectable – Traditional – Authentic – Reliable – Mature – Inspiring

Connoisseurs’ beer – For drinking to relax or as a personal treat – Especially alone, but also in a small group

Per hectolitre, a royalty is paid to the religious order of STEENBRUGGE Abbey in order to finance their good deeds.


2012 - World Beer Cup San Diego USA, Bronze Award Belgian-Style Triple
2014 - World Beer Awards - Bronze
2016 - World Beer Awards - Bronze


  • 20 l Keg
  • 33 cl Bottle
  • 75 cl Bottle