Witkap Stimulo is the most celebrated of the brewery’s beers. Today it bears the “abbey” designation. lt is twice fermented, once in the vat and once in the bottle. Witkap Single is the lightest of the Trappist style beers and is typically drunk with a midday meal. Witkap has a very high fermentation temperature (22 degrees Celsius). It is held at this temperature for five days. The beer is aged for four weeks at 5 degrees Celsius. The beers are then centrifuged. At bottling, Witkap is dosed with candi sugar and new yeast. A blonde beer that sparkles like champagne, it has an extremely estery nose with typical abbey notes of banana and berry. Unusually, this is followed by a light body and lemony finish. Overall the effect is something one could describe as an abbey single
Witkap is invariably a surprise hit at tastings and is well worth seeking out. Medium bodied and well rounded, fruity-hoppy, Blond Abbey beer.
Witkap is brewed by the 150-year-old Slagmuylder Brewery, founded on the original site of the Ninove Abbey. Witkap beers are brewed in keeping with the monastic styles and given the official designation of Abbey beer.