This is the newest beer to the Ename range, brewed by Belgium’s oldest continuously operating company in Brouwerij Roman. The beer was inspired by the Trappist monks, and the beers they brewed for their own consumption.
Although renowned for brewing some of the best beers in Belgium, the Trappist ales are usually high gravity beers. Mindful of their chaste way of life, and to ensure they can carry out their charitable duties the monks would brew a lower alcohol beer that they could enjoy through the day and evening.
This beer is a nod to those monkish ales, although I’m not sure how many of these could be safely consumed before the end of the day’s chores!
The beer is medium bodied with a little malt sweetness that combines with the earthy and floral hops mixed with the Belgian yeasty esthers. Quite well carbonated, it sits lightly on the palate with a little citrus and coriander. It finishes pretty dry with that grassy bitterness lingering in the finish.