Archives par étiquette : Trappist

Wilderen Cuvée Clarisse 9.2°

From Wilderen brewery.

This ruby-red beer with a warming alcoholic content has a seductive aroma, with tastes of licorice and a touch of caramel. On the tongue, lush malting accents and soft fruits blend fruit, rounded by a spicy spice.
This delicious tasting beer will appeal to many beer lovers.
Aroma of raisins, pear, liquorice, spices, apple and a bit malty. Taste is very sweet with a medium bitter to it. Finish is spicy, bitter and metallic. Notes of fruits, spices, candied sugar, coriander. Texture is oily with lively carbonation.
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Wilderen Cuvée Clarisse 9.2°

Chimay “Grande Réserve” Barrel Aged – Cognac 2016

 
On the eye, the beer boasts a deep brown robe with a bright glint. Its extremely fine and smooth foam also possesses a slight shade of cream. On the nose, notes of black tea, jasmine and wood are equally predominant. On the palate, the woodiness cloaks the bread crust, roasting, mocha and Cognac aromas as well as the empyreumatical notes. This edition boasts an excellent blend of the characters of Chimay Bleue and Cognac. For this second batch, a mixture of barrels has been used. 38% of French oak – second utilization 22% of American oak – second utilization 22% of new cognac barrels 18% of new chestnut.

Chimay “Grande Réserve” Barrel Aged – Cognac 2016

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Chimay “Grande Réserve” Barrel Aged – Cognac 2016

Chimay “Grande Réserve” Barrel Aged – Rum 2017

Chimay is presenting its new edition of the “Grande Réserve” barrel aged. An exceptional beer which has benefited from a triple fermentation and a prolonged maturation in oak rum barrels. Unpasteurized and unfiltered, this beer offers an inimitable round and woody flavor. (10,5%)
This vintage beer has a woody aroma with a few mild notes of vanilla. It also reveals ester aromas (banana, pear, apricot).
To the palate, it is a rounded, creamy beer. Amongst its sweet and roasted accents, it shows perfect balance, despite a higher alcohol content than its predecessor. Its refined sparkling properties add the finishing touch to the unique character of an exceptional product.
64% of the oak-barrels are sourced from France and 36% from America. This batch n°1 is 10% alc. vol.
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Chimay “Grande Réserve” Barrel Aged – Rum 2017

Val-Dieu Cuvée Spéciale 800 ans 5.5°

 This historic event is being marked with the special release of Cuvée 800.
Brewed in the Cistercian Abbaye du Val-Dieu, Cuvée 800 is a special blond ale rich in authentic taste, roundness and complexity and also offers a subtle touch of hops. » Pours clear blonde, good white head. Smell is citrussy, yeast. Taste is fresh, bitter, very malty, mild citrus notes ( yet very clearly citrussy ) ok yeastyness, the scent mkes you expect way worse. Pretty ok in general. Bit sweet at the start maybe ( canfy-like aspects, pretty sure they’re from the hops ) but nothing really unbalanced.
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Val-Dieu Cuvée Spéciale 800 ans

Trappist Spencer India Pale Ale 7.2°

From Spencer brewery.

Trappist Spencer India Pale Ale 7.2° is Golden yellow with slight chill haze white head and lotsa lace. Lemony grapefruit tangerine aroma with a touch of grassiness. Apricot sweetness with a touch of cereal grains and lightly toasted nuttiness with assertive but not astringent grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers just enough. Medium nicely attenuated body with lively carbo to accentuate hops.

Trappist monks in Spencer, MA have founded the first certified Trappist brewery in the USA. Its flagship brew, Spencer Trappist Ale, is inspired by traditional refectory ales (patersbier or « fathers’ beer » in Flemish) usually served to monks in the monastery.

 

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Trappist Spencer India Pale Ale 7.2°

CHIMAY GRANDE RÉSERVE 2015 OAK AGED

From Abbey de Scourmont.

Chimay Grande Réserve 2015 oak aged is an exceptional beer that benefits from triple fermentation and has aged for 6 months in new wooden casks (from Bourgogne, France). Unfiltered, unpasteurised, this beer has an incomparable rounded, wooden flavour. Limited edition.
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CHIMAY GRANDE RÉSERVE 2015 OAK AGED

Tre Fontane Trappist Tripel 8.5°

From Abbazia delle Tre Fontane.

The newest trappist beer, officially called Tre Fontane Tripel Birra Trappista Italiana.
Tre Fontane Tripel is the last beer added to the the list of ‘trappist beers’, added in 2015.
Unfiltered ale brewed with eucalyptus grown by the abbey. This craft beer, flavored with eucalyptus leaves, is a unique product born from an ancient recipe of the Three Fountains. Since 1873 the eucalyptus characterizes the products of this community of Trappist Monks. Hazy, dark golden liquid. Large head. Aroma of the eucalyptus, minty, very fresh, citrus, malts. Taste is rich, sweet and a bit bitter, with a soft taste of eucalyptus.
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Tre Fontane Trappist Tripel 8.5°

Chimay 150 / Spéciale Cent Cinquante 10°

 

From Abbey de Scourmont brewery.

To celebrate the 150 years spent at the Abbey Of Scourmont, the Chimay Trappist brewery has developed this exceptional anniversary beer brewed specially for the occasion.
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is slightly tart with citrus, orange peel, some toffee and hints of caramel. Notes of spices like pepper andcoriander with hop. The taste has spices, sweet fruits and hop bitters. the aftertaste is a little sweet with nice bitter and spices. This is a treasure!

Chimay 150 / Spéciale Cent Cinquante 10°

Available at http://store.belgianshop.com/trappist-beers/1591-chimay-150-speciale-cent-cinquante-10-34l.html

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Chimay 150 / Spéciale Cent Cinquante 10°

St-Bernardus Abt 12 OAK Aged 11°

From St. Bernardus brewery.

St Bernardus Abt matured for 6 months in Oak Calvados barrels.
It pours deep brown with a thick beige head. Nose is light weird herbs, brown sugar, sweet, light soap, brown banana… Taste: sweet malt, brown sugar, dried fruit, yeast, oak, caramel, cherry and cognac. Body: Full body with a great, crisp, carbonation. A very very nice brew.

St-Bernardus Abt 12 OAK Aged 11°

Available at http://store.belgianshop.com/trappist-beers/1590-st-bernardus-abt-12-oak-aged-11-34l.html 

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St-Bernardus Abt 12 OAK Aged 11°

Westmalle Extra 4.8°

From Westmalle Abbey.

STOCK LIMITED – RARE BEER!!

Westmalle Extra reserved for the monks and guests of the Abbey.
Westmalle Extra is not commercially available outside the Abbey.

Hazy golden, slighter lighter colour than the tripel. Durable, lacing white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, grapefruit, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. Very nice beer like a mix of a light tripel and a light orval, complex and easy to drink.

Westmalle Extra 4.8°

Available at: http://store.belgianshop.com/trappist-beers/1498-westmalle-extra-blond-48-13l.htm

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Westmalle Extra 4.8°