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(The Awl)   Trappist monks spill the beans on how they remain silent while making mouth-watering beer and cheese   (theawl.com) divider line 18
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2012-06-12 11:42:23 AM  
We talk to convey necessary information; the point is to get to the point and stick to the point

And this is why there are no female trappist monks.
 
m3h
2012-06-12 12:24:31 PM  
So, I did a quick search of that article for the word "beer". It does not exist. Therefore, I did not read anything about these silent Canucks.
 
2012-06-12 01:03:27 PM  
Came here for the Chimay, left disappointed :-(
 
2012-06-12 01:20:56 PM  

m3h: So, I did a quick search of that article for the word "beer". It does not exist. Therefore, I did not read anything about these silent Canucks.


FTFA: They're the monks that make those impeccably crafted beers.

Apparently, you didn't search very hard.
 
2012-06-12 01:32:30 PM  

m3h: So, I did a quick search of that article for the word "beer". It does not exist. Therefore, I did not read anything about these silent Canucks.


Second paragraph: "They're the monks that make those impeccably crafted beers."
 
m3h
2012-06-12 01:38:30 PM  

HeartBurnKid: FTFA: They're the monks that make those impeccably crafted beers.


NetOwl: Second paragraph: "They're the monks that make those impeccably crafted beers."


Sorry, let me correct myself. I saw that he mentioned beer and then clicked next in my search to find there were no other mentions. I then left the article.
 
2012-06-12 01:45:50 PM  
I saw that commercial. It was the Beano.
 
2012-06-12 01:47:59 PM  

Lando Lincoln: We talk to convey necessary information; the point is to get to the point and stick to the point

And this is why there are no female trappist monks.


You know my wife, I take it.
 
2012-06-12 02:15:21 PM  
They make cheese?
 
2012-06-12 02:58:17 PM  
Heh, came here expecting a nice read about Rochefort, Westmalle or the likes... instead it was about some efficiently communicating Canadians. Bit disappointed at that.

And this is why there are no female trappist monks.

How witty. They're called nuns.
 
2012-06-12 03:10:31 PM  
Q: "After a certain length of time, does it simply become natural to be so silent? ... A form of sacrifice of words?"

A:
"The silence which is my natural habitat is not created by forcibly sacrificing anything. When a man and woman meet and fall in love they begin to talk. They talk and talk and talk all day long and can't wait to meet again to talk some more. They talk for hours together, and never tire of talking and so talk late into the night, until they become intimate-and then they don't talk anymore. Neither would describe intimacy as "the sacrifice of words"... "

I found this answer incredibly profound and thought-provoking. The whole article was, really, but this answer in particular moved me.

What an incredible thing it is to even contemplate that silence and the perception that must give them.
 
2012-06-12 03:41:44 PM  
beerstreetjournal.com
 
2012-06-12 03:53:05 PM  
Subby, nicely done. Nicely done
 
2012-06-12 05:01:40 PM  
I'd fit in well there. Being silent is easy for me.
 
2012-06-12 05:42:44 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-12 09:06:18 PM  

Tax Boy: [beerstreetjournal.com image 450x450]


Well done
 
2012-06-13 07:18:40 AM  

Pick: Came here for the Chimay, left disappointed :-(


I have some in my basement. Orval too. I'm out of Westmalle at the moment but even the local supermarket always has it on stock so it would take me 15 minutes and less than 40 dollars to get a crate.

/ Potverdekke, it's great to be a Belgian!
 
2012-06-13 02:49:27 PM  
According to Brew Like a Monk, most Belgian monastery-breweries hire secular brewers, and don't actually brew the beer themselves anymore.

At least they donate the profits to charity.
 
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