The answer is, yes. I know this is an important topic for beer pilgrims, so now they have another treasure to seek out in their quest. Engelszell Abbey in Austria has gained permission to use the appelation "Trappist". The article is in Dutch, but also mentions that another abbey in the Netherlands and the US (names not given) have also submitted a request to officially sell their ale under the Trappist label: http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=DMF20121015_00335631 Notice the label on the beer- 9.7% ABV! So, because these entries have to be questions... what do you think?
Yeowch! Get ready for more tourists passing out on the floor!
I say - YUM! Of course, we're more used to those high-alcohol beers in the Beerific Northwest. I agree - gonna be a lot of unsuspecting tourists face-planting after a pint or two. Caveat emptor!
" Get ready for more tourists passing out on the floor!" Thus, began my love affair with Chimay...
This makes me wish I liked Belgian-style ales. Unfortunately the "Beerific Northwest" ruined my tastebuds for everything but the driest and hoppiest IPAs, as much as I appreciate the complexity (and the strength) those beers are just too sweet for me. Sigh.