Belgian monks round on supermarket for selling their brew at £9 a bottle

Beer from Saint Sixtus abbey in Flanders had been flying off shelves despite hefty price-tag

Even at £9 a bottle, beer from Saint Sixtus abbey was flying off the supermarket shelves. Until the monks found out.

Angry Trappists from the 19th-century Cistercian monastery in Westvleteren, west Flanders, have accused the Dutch supermarket brand Jan Linders of a breach of their “ethical values” for selling the brew.

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