Herkenrode Noctis is one of only 23 official Belgian abbey beers and the winner of the 2016 & 2018 World Beer Awards Gold Medal and the 2018 Australian International Beer Awards. Noctis was created by Cistercian nuns at the Herkenrode monastery, which was founded in 1182. With a 7% abv, it has brown-orange-amber color, with a nice bitterness and a lightly sweet and spicy aftertaste. The beer is brewed with 100% summer barley Munich Malt. It’s a natural product, using only malted barley, Saaz hops, water, yeast and herbs grown at the Herkenrode Abbey itself. The ripening process of the malt and hops (Styrian Golding and East Kent Golding Sid) in wooden barrels gives the beer a light touch of Vanilla and smoke. Today the beers of the Herkenrode abbey are the only beers created at an all-female abbey and still available today. The beer is made using the original medieval recipes of the monastery. Noctis is filtered which gives it a nice clear color. Herkenrode Noctis is a strong brown beer with high fermentation and it referments in the bottle.