A brief history of beer: Episode 6, Trappist ale

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As the name of this beer style suggests, Trappist ales originate from the Trappist monks. Trappist monks are part of the “Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance”, which began in 1098 and was originating from La Trappe, France. This order of monks follows strictly the “Rule of Benedict” as a guiding principle for the life in the monasteries. Their life is dedicated to study, prayer and various…