“Soon after we launched our first beer, the brewery began to receive requests to brew a darker, heavier beer as well,” relates Br. Christiaan, the person responsible for the brewery. “We chose to wait, because we wanted to concentrate on our first beer. Now that the brewery has been in existence for almost five years, and Zundert has become a stable fixture in the Dutch beer landscape, the time has come to meet this demand for a second beer. With Zundert 10, we are brewing a beer for you to sit down and enjoy quietly; but this quadruple would also be a front-runner to accompany a meal.” With the introduction of Zundert 10, the labeling of the existing beer has been adapted. According to Br. Christiaan, “To avoid confusion, we have re-named our existing beer 'Zundert 8.' The characteristic purple color of our label will remain on both beers.”
Zundert 10 is a quadruple with a spicy note. This Trappist beer is a deep reddish brown color with a pretty light beige head. The aroma carries a hint of dried tropical fruits, sultry herbs, licorice, and a bit of chocolate. The taste is soft and full, balanced with a nice hop bitterness. Zundert's characteristic spiciness subtly returns in the aftertaste.
The Trappist brewery “De Kievit” is one of twelve breweries in the world authorized to use the “Authentic Trappist Product” logo. The beer is brewed by the monks themselves within the walls of the monastery, and has a limited production.