December, 12, 2012 or 12-12-12 will be the last date of its kind the last sequential date of the century – when all three numericals in a date are the same – for the next 88 years.
According to popular belief, 12-12-12 is a lucky date that will bring good fortune. The number 12 has a great significance in many cultures. In western tradition, it is commonly associated with completeness and seen as a perfect and harmonious unit.
This special date was choosen by Halen Breweries to introduce their new Abbey Ale – Mariënrode Quadruple with 12% ABV.
Mariënrode Quadruple is a strong dark beer with tertiary fermentation in the bottle. When you first poor this beer in our special glass notes of spring blossoms and a delicate soft sweet that is over powered by Cacao notes gets into the nose. The full 12% alcohol is clearly present in this Mariënrode Quadruple. When tasting the beer a number of complex flavors appear, the initial cacao taste changes into a clear espresso aftertaste.