The ABBAYE DES ROCS BREWERY has its roots in a little picturesque village, a true green spot in an area since populated with flourishing industries.
Brewing activities started in 1979.
Production capacity was then 50 litres every two weeks.
In 1987: the producers made a new building that could house 1500 l vats. Co-operative society formed.
In 1991: registration of brands and construction of a building for fermentation and storage of finished products.
In 1993: transformation from co-operative society to limited company. Purchase of new equipment for bottling (cleaning, bottling, stoppering, bottle casing and labelling).
In 1994 and 1995: production was 600 hl.
In 1996: production is close to 1,000 hl, construction of new warehouse and installation of new brewing room able to produce 50 hl per vat.
ABBAYE DES ROCS (9% alcohol vol.) is a pure malt beer, with no added sugar. The entire range of tastes is directly linked to the double fermentation, the precise quantities of malts (7 types) as well as the mixtures of three kinds of hops (Belgian, German and Czech). Its colour is a striking deep and majestic red. Its taste is rich and full of subtlety. It is tasted like a red wine with which it shares the ruby colour without having the tannin. It develops a strong sweet smell. It confirms the initial impression in the first mouthful, with a sharp body that is balanced with a certain fruitiness. It frees itself on the palate and develops an impressive depth of taste. Some traces of burnt wood are detectable, but never scorched even if it contains this kind of malt. The foretaste is very prolonged because of its rich and unctuous development throughout the mouth. The bitter and sugar tendencies (even though there is no sugar in its composition) compete and come back together to the taster's great satisfaction. It is a deep, mystic and extremely mature beer to be classed among the great products of our soil.
The inhabitants of Montignies-sur-Roc, south of Mons in the province of Hainaut, are called Montagnards. It was therefore perfectly normal for a beer brewed in this city to be called Montagnarde. This beer, robust in taste and strength (9%) is the tops for flavour. It has a fruity and spicy bouquet; it has a stark taste, between a sharp bitterness and a caramelised flavour. It has no sugar, and this pure malt beer oscillates between various tendencies which all round off the bitterness. It has a peppery taste at the back of the mouth and sharpness on the tongue. It is active in the mouth and lets each flavour express itself individually. It is very active in the glass which gives it a full, lasting, head. It has a long conclusion and puts emphasis on an ever present bitterness but less supported by the caramel. The final impression is one of gingerbread without sugar.
Blanche des Honnelles (1991) was originally very localised, and has since expanded beyond the boundries of the greater and lesser Honnelle rivers, from which it takes its name. The Blanche des Honnelles leaves the beaten path somewhat. It has an amber colour which is after all the traditional appearance of the Blanches. It is also stronger (6%) than the Blanches that we know. Its taste is surprising and is not comparable to the brews with the same name that is now on the market. If the bouquet is subdued its first flavour is a stark dry sharpness against a pepper background. There is no acidity in this Blanche that is made with three cereals (barley, wheat and oats). It has a stimulating taste, leaving a subdued but refreshing final impression. Lots of character and curious
All the beers are made with water from a well in the rocky subsoil, with malt, hops and spices. They are natural without added sugars and guaranteed to be without chemical additives.
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ACISBRASSERIE AUGRENOISE A.S.B.L.
Chaussée de Bruxelles, 184
7061 CASTEAU (SOIGNIES)
Tel: 32-(0)65728266 - Fax: 32-(0)65731850 Email: email@example.com - Web: www.augrenoise.com
Contact person: Mr Christian ROBERT
The traditional “Augrenoise” beer is entirely conceived and produced within the context of an integration programme for adult disabled persons. Its traditional character has been preserved entirely and the bottling also takes place on site. The labels are made by mentally disabled artists.
L'Augrenoise (6,5 % ALC.VOL), lager
L'Augrenoisespécialenoël (9,5 % ALC.VOL), lager made at the end of the year
ALC Tournai specialises in the manufacturing of rotating equipment for many industrial sectors: cement, mining, chemicals, fertiliser, agro-food, steel, energy, oil, offshore, waste-treatment and paper.
ALC Tournai is a technological benchmark for the dimensioning, manufacturing, commissioning and revamping of large rotating machines (diameters from 3 to 7 meters, and weights of 50 to 230 tons). ALC is also capable of machining very large and heavy equipment.
Our activities include:
• Design, manufacturing, erection and commissioning of rotating equipment
• Construction to drawings
• Machining of large pieces
• Spare parts
• Anti-friction bearings and bushes
• Repairs, modifications to units in operation
• Services, maintenance and expertises
• Manufacture of ball mill, sag mill, kiln, calcinator, dryer, crusher rotor, large frame...
• Boilermaking and mechanical welding.
• Large capacity machining.
• Kiln, dryer, granulator, enrober, recycler, mixing drum, diffusion, incinerator and calcinator, starting from the mechanical design calculations, up to and including mechanical commissioning.
• Auditing and start-up, complete expertise, except process.
• Erection, start-up, revamping, repair, maintenance, adjustment and alignment of rotating machines.
Cooling towers (distribution, maintenance, spare parts and water treatment)
High-pressure systems (adiabatic cooling, dust and odor suppression, and humidification)
Water treatment (reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, industrial water softeners)
Each one of our products is available in a wide range of standard models. However, we also specialise in custom-made configurations or systems.
Whether you are looking for a standard model or a custom-made solution, we never lose sight of the quality of our products. In July 2004, ALMECO also obtained the VCA**- certificate. This certificate mirrors our commitment to safety, health and the environment.
ALMECO was founded in 1974. The main office and production site are located in Mouscron (Belgium). We also have offices in the Netherlands and France.
Production of liqueurs and aperitives 100% natural, fresh fruit & flowers-based
ARTI BEL is a family company located in the earth of the spendid "Parc Naturel du Pays des Collines". All our products are home-made acoording to traditional methods.
The fresh fruit is exclusively harvested in our orchards without pesticides because our trees are typical ancient varieties naturally resisting to diseases. Our fruit and flowers are immediatly washed and plunged in an alcoholic bath in order to preserve all their aromas and natural color. For long months it frees its flavours till the liqueur refects the serenity of the hills.
The product contains only fruit, flowers, sugar and alcohol. It is free of any chemical material or colourant.
We commercialise under the trade mark "ARTIFRUIT".
The final product range includes several packagings:
The original: very lovely small colored bottles of liqueur destinated to the gift market.
The pure identity: first quality "no-label look" bottles with glass toppers destinated to the high quality drink and fine food markets.
Bag-in-boxes destinated to the high-class restaurants and bars.
Apple "Belle fleur de France": Very fine, sweet and pleasant.
Red currant: Surprising fresh and acidulous.
Raspberry: Deep perfumed taste. (Best seller in liqueur range).
Wild cherry: Heart cherry with a light wood and almond flavour.
Green walnut: Very liquorous, reminding the old times tastes.
Green apple: Tastes like liquorous white wines with an additional point of acidity.