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-Abbey Ale Terminology

Distinct from authentic Trappist breweries (see also Trappist Beers,) Abbey ales are brewed by commercial brewers under license from a ceased Trappist brewer. To be an authentic Abbey ale, the brewer must use the name and recipes once used by the original monks that brewed it.  Abbey ales tend to be strong (usually 6-9% alcohol by volume) some what fruity and slightly malty. 

Some Famous Abbey ales include: Affligem Blonde, Leffe or Val-Dieu.

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