Zölibat - Fast Beer
Liquids do not break the fast
A bright reddish-brown with a creamy head of foam fills you with anticipation of the genuine and intense pleasure. The first sip is full-bodied accompanied by delicate aromas of malt and caramel. Gentle hop tones tickle the palate, giving way to a lingering and multi-layered finish. The particularly long shelf-life makes this beer a sought-after speciality during Lent.
"To be honest: The 40-day fasting period in the monastery could be worse. This may be due to the fact that in the 16th century the pope relaxed regulations and announced: LIQUIDA NON FRANGUNT IENUM. This means: LIQUIDS DO NOT BREAK THE FAST. From that point of view it was convenient that beer was formerly considered a staple food in monasteries. Thus divine inspiration was at work when the monks invented the nourishing Lenten beer. Praise to the Lord! Here I am sitting, feasting on the ‘liquid bread’, thereby feeding every cell in my body with the most vital nutrients. The hint of caramel harmonises well with the fine hop aroma in the finish. The particularly long shelf-life makes this beer a sought-after speciality during Lent. Anyway, beware of the alcohol content of 7.2% as the holy ghost has already appeared to many a monk."