The 11th Authentic Trappist Ale....
Back in 2008 we did a tasting of all the Trappist Breweries - click here to read more
At that time there were only 7 and we tasted beer from all of them. Even Westvleteren.
- Rochefort - opened in 1595
- Westmalle - opened in 1836
- Westvleteren - opened in 1838
- Chimay - opened in 1863
- Orval - opened in 1931
- Achel - opened in 1998
- Koningshoeven (La Trappe) opened in 1884
Now there are 11 Authentic Trappist Ales- these are the latest editions
2012 - Engelszell became available and we now stock it too
2013 - St. Joseph's Abbey in Massachusetts opened (not available in MO)
2013 - Abdij Maria Toevlucht opened (not available in MO)
The newest one is here!
Tre Fontane Abbey from Italy opened in 2014 and awarded Trappist status in 2015 and now available at The Wine and Cheese Place.
Tre Fontane Trappist Tripel....$9.49 / 11.2oz
Honeyish, mildly herbal with a subtle Eucalyptus aftertaste. Mildly spicy and balanced by a stiff bitterness. Dry finish with residual malt, fruit, and hops.
The Abbey of the Tre Fontane is located in Rome in the sacred place where the martyrdom of St. Paul occurred in 67 AD. The Abbey takes its name from the three fountains which miraculously appeared where the head of the apostle hit the ground in three locations after he was beheaded. Hence the name, Tre Fontane (Three Fountains).
Today the Abbey is surrounded by beautiful eucalyptus trees which were planted by Monks starting in 1870. These trees were planted with the belief that eucalyptus had healing qualities that could prevent malaria. In actuality, eucalyptus does not prevent malaria. However, the trees do require a tremendous amount of water, therefore draining the surrounding swampy terrain. As a result the mosquitos, which later were determined to be the actual cause of malaria, disappeared as the swamps dried up.
In 1873 with in-depth knowledge of the trees, the Trappist community began production of Eucalyptus oils and extracts. These products have strong balsamic and antiseptic properties with intense, aromatic scent. They are also a pleasant digestive.
In early 2000, thanks to the discovery of an ancient beer recipe, the monks began brewing Tre Fontane using the surrounding eucalyptus as a spice. Several years of intense work have now improved the quality, and finally in May of 2015, Tre Fontane Tripel was awarded the ATP brand (Authentic Trappist Product). Tre Fontane is the 11th Trappist Beer in the world and the only Trappist Brewery from the ancient holy city of Rome.