Want to be a Trappist beer hunter? You have to know your prey:
First, don’t be confused by imitations. Many breweries (Affligem, Leffe, even New Jersey’s Flying Fish) produce abbey-style ales, but an authentic Trappist ale is made in a monastery.
The ales range in flavor and strength, but generally they’re amber-colored with a fruity aroma and spicy taste. … Read the rest