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(Telegraph)   Belgium feels bad now, but what could possibly make Belgium feel even worse? How about the world's first English Trappist Ale - "a strong, dark ale with rich fruitcake flavours threaded through with a suggestion of orange marmalade"   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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4 days ago  
Oh my.

What has happened to the bitter I used to love.
 
4 days ago  
Trump is in Brussels at this very moment.
 
4 days ago  
So they've turned the world's only fruitcake into beer?
 
4 days ago  
We have Pinesol-flavored Trappist ales in Oregon.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
I doubt very much the Belgians are going to be upset about an English Trappist brewery considering there's been a licensed Trappist brewery operating in the U.S. for about five years plus one in Italy and one in Austria.
 
4 days ago  
Hell, I'd try it, but I'm like the Mikey of beers.  I recently had a pineapple IPA which sounded awful, but was surprisingly nice.
 
4 days ago  
Yum.
Spencer Trappist Ale.
Monks make a fine brew.

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4 days ago  
Subby wins the Rory Award.
 
4 days ago  
England feels bad, too, now.
 
4 days ago  
Are there Trappists in England? I know there are a few monasteries here in the US.

Is it really Trappist beer if a monk doesn't make it?
 
4 days ago  

Adebisi: Subby wins the Rory Award.


That's rather gratuitous...
 
4 days ago  

Corydon: Are there Trappists in England? I know there are a few monasteries here in the US.

Is it really Trappist beer if a monk doesn't make it?


Short answer: no.
Long Answer (FTFA): "Only beer accredited by the International Trappist Association and brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery, under the control and supervision of the monks may use the 'Authentic Trappist Product' trademark. "
 
4 days ago  

Tyrosine: I doubt very much the Belgians are going to be upset about an English Trappist brewery considering there's been a licensed Trappist brewery operating in the U.S. for about five years plus one in Italy and one in Austria.


I tried the Italian one just last week. On the one hand, it was very good and does the Trappist appellation proud. On the other hand, it was about double the price of the established Belgian Trappists. As a beer snob, I would say it was worth trying, but I won't buy it again unless the price comes down a bit.

In any case, I'm pretty sure all Trappist ales are very heavily influenced by the Belgian examples, so I would imagine they'll consider it a compliment.
 
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Beers like marmalade.
 
3 days ago  
I visited a bunch of Trappist monasteries last year (Westvleteren, Chimay and Orval) and drank a lot of fantastic beer.  Spencer is on my list to get to one of these days since it's not too far a drive.  I welcome any new addition to the Trappist family.
 
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