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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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2018-07-11 09:14:05 AM  
Oh my.

What has happened to the bitter I used to love.
 
2018-07-11 09:44:35 AM  
Trump is in Brussels at this very moment.
 
2018-07-11 09:44:50 AM  
So they've turned the world's only fruitcake into beer?
 
2018-07-11 09:49:06 AM  
We have Pinesol-flavored Trappist ales in Oregon.
 
2018-07-11 09:54:15 AM  
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2018-07-11 10:35:30 AM  
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.
 
2018-07-11 12:27:58 PM  
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.
 
2018-07-11 01:48:15 PM  
Yum.
Spencer Trappist Ale.
Monks make a fine brew.

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2018-07-11 02:11:53 PM  
Subby wins the Rory Award.
 
2018-07-11 05:00:58 PM  
England feels bad, too, now.
 
2018-07-11 05:10:05 PM  
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?
 
2018-07-11 05:41:28 PM  

Adebisi: Subby wins the Rory Award.


That's rather gratuitous...
 
2018-07-11 08:31:44 PM  

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. "
 
2018-07-11 09:56:22 PM  

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.
 
2018-07-11 10:23:24 PM  
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Beers like marmalade.
 
2018-07-12 02:44:26 PM  
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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