Zundert Trappist

Trappist 8

A beer that the abbey describes as ‘slightly unruly’ –  Trappist 8 is a beer you must take time to savor and understand. Chestnut-colored and bottle-conditioned, with aroma of caramel, herbs and spices; initially floral and slightly sweet; character develops from light caramel to a lovely, dry, mellow hoppy bitterness as the flavor opens. Brewed within the walls of Zundert Trappist Monastery by the monks of the abbey.

Style
caramelly bière de garde Spicy
Stats
ABV: 8.0% - OG: 1.074 - IBU: 29
Ingredients
Water, barley malt, candi sugar, hops, yeast, herbs.
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History

The Abbey of Zundert decided to begin brewing beer after the monks determined that their farm was too heavy to maintain. Beginning in 2011, the monks researched and visited other Trappist breweries and started to build a brewery for themselves. Over the following two years, the monks developed a beer to their taste and made it available in the Netherlands and Belgium. In September 2018, export to the United States starts through Merchant du Vin. Producing just 5,000 hL annually (about 4,300 BBL), Zundert is one of the smallest Trappist breweries in the world.

Serving Suggestion

Peking duck with hoisin sauce, goat cheeses, grilled tuna, spicy Southeast Asian cuisine, Boerenkoolstamppot (hearty mashed vegetables and potatoes, a traditional Dutch meal), mosselen (mussels). Traditionally enjoyed in Zundert chalices at 45-50 °F.

Stats and Nutrition

Product Sizes and Quantities
11.2-ounce (330 ml) bottles / 12 per case
Stats
ABV: 8.0% - OG: 1.074 - IBU: 29
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, candi sugar, hops, yeast, herbs.
Nutritional Info
Serving Size - 11.2 oz. (330 ml). Calories: 210; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 10 mg; Total Carbohydrates 17 g (6% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 1 g (2% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

Accolades

90 Points
Beverage Testing Institue
August 2018