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    19 Mar '12 11:57
    how come those trappist monks are so good at brewing beer? its the closest ive ever come to accepting the existence of god, beers so fine, surly they exhibit the touch of the divine.....or maybe i haven't sobered up yet.

    is it just europe or do all monks of the globe have amazing brewing skills?
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    19 Mar '12 12:04
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    how come those trappist monks are so good at brewing beer? its the closest ive ever come to accepting the existence of god, beers so fine, surly they exhibit the touch of the divine.....or maybe i haven't sobered up yet.

    is it just europe or do all monks of the globe have amazing brewing skills?
    ummm have you tasted Buckfast?
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    19 Mar '12 13:14
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    ummm have you tasted Buckfast?
    no, i googled it and it came up with a fortified tonic wine? is that like a fizzy port?
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    19 Mar '12 14:54
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    how come those trappist monks are so good at brewing beer? its the closest ive ever come to accepting the existence of god, beers so fine, surly they exhibit the touch of the divine.....or maybe i haven't sobered up yet.

    is it just europe or do all monks of the globe have amazing brewing skills?
    I think it is mostly just a European monastary thing although I'm sure if you scoured far and wide you'll find monks somewhere else in the world brewing.

    One thing monks have is plenty of time and luckily for us some of them have used that time refining the art of brewing.

    I visited this place in Bavaria a couple of years ago.

    http://www.andechs.de/kloster-andechs.html

    The scenery was beautiful, the beer hall was beautiful, and the beer was amazing (especially the dark Dopplebock). Luckily my wife and I got a hotel a short walk away at the bottom of the hill because I definately did not have both legs underneath me when I left that beer hall.
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    19 Mar '12 15:02
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    how come those trappist monks are so good at brewing beer? its the closest ive ever come to accepting the existence of god, beers so fine, surly they exhibit the touch of the divine.....or maybe i haven't sobered up yet.

    is it just europe or do all monks of the globe have amazing brewing skills?
    2000 years ago the disciples enjoyed barley beer in moderation with their seafood picnics by the sea.


    😉
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    19 Mar '12 15:07
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    no, i googled it and it came up with a fortified tonic wine? is that like a fizzy port?
    yes it is, its has almost the same consistency as strawberry jam, although rather more potent.
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    19 Mar '12 15:15
    I have say as well that monks can be very practical people. They would often brew a stronger/heavier/more nutricous beer for the fasting period before easter because technically liquid did not break the fast.

    You see several modern day breweries in Germany recognizing the tradition by brewing a lentbier or fastenbier that they serve up in February/March time frame. Like this one here:

    http://www.schlenkerla.de/rauchbier/sorten/fastenbiere.html
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    19 Mar '12 18:43
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    ummm have you tasted Buckfast?
    That stuff is lethal. Who ever came up with the idea of jamming an overdose of caffeine into a bottle of thunderbird? I'm surprised it's legal, frankly.
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    19 Mar '12 18:591 edit
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    That stuff is lethal. Who ever came up with the idea of jamming an overdose of caffeine into a bottle of thunderbird? I'm surprised it's legal, frankly.
    you think that's bad, here they lace it with copious amounts of amphetamines!
    Lanarkshire is the Buckfast capital of the UK! I once visited the Abbey way down in
    Devon, but it was closed although I did manage to catch a glimpse of the black frocked
    friars!
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    20 Mar '12 01:51
    Actually thats another thumbs up for the JW's.
    The apple liqour that my former brother-in-laws grandad brewed was quite fine.
    Better than the shops.
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    21 Mar '12 18:17
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Actually thats another thumbs up for the JW's.
    The apple liqour that my former brother-in-laws grandad brewed was quite fine.
    Better than the shops.
    I'm a great fan of cider brandy. Bulmers make a delicious brew called "King Offa's Cider Brandy" which really tickles the taste buds. Double distilled and aged for 10 years in oak barrels too. Surprised it's not a bigger seller, really.
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    22 Mar '12 01:09
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    I'm a great fan of cider brandy. Bulmers make a delicious brew called "King Offa's Cider Brandy" which really tickles the taste buds. Double distilled and aged for 10 years in oak barrels too. Surprised it's not a bigger seller, really.
    Sounds good 🙂
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