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Bonifatius Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe - Dunkel, 5.1%, 500ml Bottle
Bonifatius Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe - Dunkel, 5.1%, 500ml Bottle
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Bonifatius Dunkel

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Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe
Dunkel, 5.1%, 500ml Bottle
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A dark Doppelbock, spicy and strong, as tradition demands.

Liquid does not break fasting - that was a fasting rule in the times of the Benedictine monks in Weißenohe. Today we owe this rule to the mirror carp as a fasting food and the strong Doppelbock as a liquid food in this meager time.

In keeping with this tradition, we have brewed our strong bonator as a dark double goat for you, for physical and mental strengthening in the "steady" time.

Goes well with: You don't need any food with a Doppelbock, the bonator itself is the liquid bread of Lent!

  • Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops
  • Original wort: P 18
  • Alcohol content: 8.2% vol.
  • Container: e 0.5l
  • EAN code: 41 05 91 66
  • Shelf life: at least 9 months after the filling date

Here's a little anecdote to make you smile:

Since the Benedictine monks feasted on the more strongly brewed bock beers during the meager fasting period, this aroused the envy of other religious orders, who complained to the Pope in Rome: the Benedictines would not fast with their bock beers, but feast! As a result of this complaint, the Benedictines sent a barrel of the bock beer to Rome so that the Pope could taste it himself and let him decide. Since they knew their beer and its shelf life when they traveled for weeks and months from Bavaria to Rome in the Middle Ages, they did so with ulterior motives. As expected, the beer that was sent arrived spoiled, i.e. inedible sour in Rome. Whereupon the Pope, after careful tasting, said: “Whoever drinks such a horrible beer is a true penitent”.

Annotation:

Of course, you didn't just drink beer for the alcohol. Beer contains a lot of minerals and vitamins, and sugar in an open and therefore easily usable form. The monks were very knowledgeable about health and medicine and knew that beer prevents deficiency symptoms. Thus, Lenten beer was one of the first nutritional supplements (as we would call it today) in the diet of mankind.