Trappist and Roman
In the world of brewing, Trappist is synonymous with beers produced above all in Belgium and the Netherlands according to strict rules and protected by an international brand, the hexagon logo of Authentic Trappist Product, which is, in fact, the only brand guarantee for a beer’s quality and origin on a global level. Unknown to many, there are Trappist abbeys producing beer in Austria, the United States and even Italy, in Rome’s Tre Fontane monastery. For Romans, this abbey is not just a place for meditation and prayer but also where they can acquire, aside from beer, a host of products including natural cosmetics, chocolate, medicinal drinks and other elixirs. The beer is made according to an ancient recipe that is unique among the other Trappist brews. The beer is named Birra Tre Fontane and it is an evolution of the Birra dei Monaci (Beer of the Monks) that in the past was produced outside the monastery and thus did not qualify for the Trappist brand. However, what is most important is that today this beer is the only aromatized Trappist beer in the world. The style is that of a Tripel Belgium brew: high fermentation, full body, bold and distinctly balsamic. While this nectar may win any prize for balance, it certainly stands out for its character and gourmand nature and is appreciated throughout the world for being authentic, sincere and good in every sense of the word. These are characteristics that distinguish all the products made at this abbey not far from the center of the Italian capital.
|Product||Producer||Date of publication||Author||Read|
|Tre Fontane Birra Trappista Italiana
||Abbazia Tre Fontane||07/29/16||Alessandro Brizi||
The beer has a pronounced golden color in the glass with a compact, ivory head. The aroma is intense, wrapping, balsamic and sweet and ‘bitter’ at the same time with notes of medicinal herbs...