It pours very dark with a thick head. The taste is slightly burnt or toasty at first. It is both bitter and sweet, with something like dark chocolate about it. Fiona says there is almost a cola taste to it, and we both agree it is a thoroughly pleasant drink. At 6.3%, it’s not too alcoholic either.
Yes, this one I will buy again when 40b40 is all over. I’ll have to try the abbey’s other offerings, too. According to the abbey website, they have:
“La Meilleure” (the Best), a brown beer at 8.5°, the “Triple”, a lager beer also at 8.5°, the “Double”, an amber beer at 6.5°, the “Blanche” (white beer) at 4.5° and the “Temps des Cerises” at 3.5°.But if this pitch black brew I’m drinking now is the “amber”, I can’t imagine the colour of the “brown”.
OK, that’s all for day three, I think. Maybe I’m just getting old, but after the hectic pace of the last couple days, I think I just need to relax now with this one.
UPDATE TRIVIA: 40b40’s very own Trappist and Regional Brewery Analyst, Seb, says his sister did her wedding photographs at the abbey Floreffe.