Researchers have spent a year combing through abbey’s library and have yet to find formula

The Belgian monks of Grimbergen, whose beer is mass-produced by Carlsberg, are seeking to reclaim their roots and start brewing in their abbey again – but they have come up against a problem.

Four volunteer researchers have spent a year searching through the 35,000 books and files held in the library and archives of the Flemish abbey, first founded in 1128 by Saint Norbert of Xanten, and they cannot find the original recipe.

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