Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Trappist Ales A Plenty
There are six Trappist breweries in the world, all of them in Belgium. They are Westmalle, Westvleteren, Chimay, Rochefort, Orval and Achel. No other breweries are entitled by law to apply that name to their product. All of them are now available now in Utah expept for Westvleteren and Achel. If you want 'em you have to go there to get them - they don't ship! Bummer... Anyway, two of they're three offerings are now available in SLC.
The "8" or Green Cap is deep brown in color. The flavor is vigorous and complex, with firm body to support the strength. The aroma has elusive notes of fresh fruit, spice, leather, and figs.
The "10" or Blue Cap is dark brown color. Great strength balanced by a complexity of flavors and firm malt backbone. The bouquet covers a wide range: port wine, leather, apricots, oak, spices - a deeply intriguing beverage. Both are available at The Bayou in SLC. Try them while you can.