The monks are still very much involved in the brewing process at Affligem, although the brewery is now controlled by Heineken and the brand is part of the Heineken portfolio of specialty beers. Affligem Dubbel is the middle of three Affligem ales. Double ales are so-called from the double amount of malt used; they’re stronger than singles but less powerful than triples. 

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Chimay Grande Réserve ALE
creamy and fruity sophisticated enough to accompany serious foods
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Moinette ALE
soft and rich pair it with ripe, soft cheeses
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Affligem Dubbel ALE
frothy and malty try it with the classic Belgian moules-frites
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