I was curious about an English Trappist Ale so i took the plunge and ordered half a dozen from the fine folks at Stable Ales . A rather interesting beer which ticked several boxes ....dark and interesting , lovely mouthfeel , caramel , slight coffee and a hint of liquorice on the finish . These brothers know a thing or two about brewing a fine ale ...i will definitely order again from Stable Ales as the delivery was fast and the choice will do my wallet no good at all !
Was interested to try out this ale after seeing the documentary. Might not be as good as it’s made out I thought. No way! It is an outstanding ale. Dark and nutty and powerful too- you don’t need two of these.
It's not that often you get to try a genuinely unique beer - this is one of those - an English Trappist Ale. Easy drinking, a full soft mouth feel, nice balance of spice, malt and alcohol; I'll be getting more. Maybe just not quite up there with the best Belgian Trappist ales hence the 4 stars; but let's face it, it's up against very stiff and established competition here.
English Trappist ale.