More from John Morse in Belgium
This is my favorite, as much for the taste as for the gracefully bulbous brown bottle with this sleek band. The graphics have a real 1930's or 40's flair which I really dig. The beer itself, one of the six Trappist beers produced under the supervision of the monks and profiting only their missions, is a golden-orange color with a strong bitter taste. The fish on the label is from a local legend about a princess whose lost ring was found by a trout, requiring her to keep her promise to God to build a monastery. The monks are not keen to expand their operation, so make sure to try it when you have the opportunity.
This is another Trappist beer, shown in two strengths. There is also a 12 degree version I haven't risked yet. These beers are typically complex and demanding. Rich and dark in color with thick heads. This is, I believe, the smallest Trappist brewery.
John Morse contribes to this page with these fine scans and notes. I do not know if he trades labels but you might give him a try at: email@example.com
John, my sincere thanks for the scans.