International Trappist Association - Newsletter March, 2017

A new member: Mount Saint Bernard Abbey (UK)

The Trappist monastery of Mount Saint Bernard (Leicestershire in the United Kingdom), became a MEMBER of the International Trappist Association (ITA) on March 6, 2017. Presently the Association numbers 21 members, namely 21 Trappist abbeys spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, France, the United States and the United Kingdom. 


A new Spencer Trappist is born!

On March 6, 2017 the International Trappist Association granted the new beer “Spencer Monks’ Reserve: A Quadrupel Ale” the right to bear the label "Authentic Trappist Product".


The monks of Spencer (USA) are happy to introduce a new ale in a traditional Quadrupel style.
Fragrant, robust and full bodied, this classic Trappist Quadrupel is mahogany in color and crowned with a dense, tan, frothy head.  
Its malt forward flavor profile yields to a warm finish.  ABV 10.2%

www.spencerbrewery.com


Chimay Grande Réserve "barrel aged"

Since 2015, Chimay has paid homage to an ancestral method: ageing its Chimay Blue in wooden barrels.  
This ageing method provides it with exceptional flavours and a complex taste. 


New Cheese: Le Mont Chimay

On September 12, 2016, The Trappist community of Scourmont (BE-Chimay) has obtained the certification "Authentic Trappist Product" for its new cheeses!


The Mont de Chimay is a distinctive cheese with a taste typical of dried fruits and nuts. It is a unique product made from pasture-land milk from the Chimay area, a milk rich in aromas that is made during the summer, between May and September.


It is the first semi-cooked pressed cheese from the Chimay cheese dairy. It is matured for 4 months.

www.chimay.com


New Cheese: La bûche Chimay

The Trappist community of Scourmont (BE-Chimay) has alo obtained the certification "Authentic Trappist Product" for its new cheese ‘La Bûche’!

La Bûche is also a distinctive cheese with a taste typical of dried fruits and nuts.