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Abbey / Trappist Beer

More Abbey style and Trappist beers can be found on the Dubbel, Tripel and Quadrupel pages. Closely associated with Belgium, where the majority of beer producing Trappist monasteries are to be found, the Trappist order of monks and nuns can trace its history back to La Trappe monastery in Normandy where it was founded in 1664. As of December 2013, the beers from eleven monasteries were recognised by the International Trappist Association. Abbey beer in general, however, can simply refer to a ‘monastic-style’ ale, which may be named after fictitious or long since closed abbeys by secular brewers. Some are also produced under license and make contributions to the religious institution whose name they carry.

In terms of style, Trappist and Abbey beer is a broad church indeed, from spicy blondes through rich dark ales including Dubbels, Tripels and even Quadruples.

The International Trappist Association was founded in 1997 by eight Trappist monasteries: Orval, Chimay, Westvleteren, Rochefort, Westmalle and Achel from Belgium; Koningshoeven (La Trappe) from the Netherlands; and Mariawald from Germany. Since then Maria Toevlucht (Zundert), also in the Netherlands, Engelszell (Gregorius) in Austria, Tre Fontane in Italy and St. Joseph’s (Spencer) in the US have also been recognised. To qualify for consideration, the beer must be brewed within the walls of the abbey by the monks themselves (or under their supervision). The brewing operation must also take secondary importance to the abbey’s monastic work and way of life and should not make profits (any surplus should go to charitable causes).

The best known example of an abbey beer is Leffe, brewed by drinks giant AB InBev, with money still going to the abbey of Leffe in Wallonia. Grimbergen, brewed by Heineken is another well known example.

Trappistes Rochefort 8

33cl, 9.2%
Brasserie de Rochefort

A newer release from authentic Trappist brewers at Rochefort Abbey (also known as the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy). A lower gravity cousin to the Rochefort 10, the 8 is known as 'Spéciale', or…  More info

Trappistes Rochefort 8
$3.31

Chimay Bleue

33cl, 9%
Chimay

A true Trappist beer, Chimay abbey is recognised by the International Trappist Association of which it was a founding member. Chimay blue is bottle conditioned and weighs in at a strong 9% abv. A…  More info

Chimay Bleue
$3.25

La Trappe Blond

33cl, 6.5%
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven

An excellent Trappist Blond ale from the Dutch La Trappe selection. As you would expect from a Blonde, this one shimmers with a golden hue and boasts oodles of sweet fruit, balanced well with yeast…  More info

La Trappe Blond
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$2.34

Witkap-Pater Stimulo

33cl, 6%
Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

A bottle conditioned golden 'singel' from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder in Belgium.  More info

Witkap-Pater Stimulo
$2.34

Orval

33cl, 6.2%
Orval

An all-time great of a beer, this classic Belgian Trappist ale is made under the supervision of the monks at l'Abbaye d'Orval.  More info

Orval

La Trappe Puur

33cl, 4.7%
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven

This Trappist pale ale from the Dutch La Trappe range has been made using organic malted barley and organic hops, and it's been brewed using green energy too! That's why they have named this brew…  More info

La Trappe Puur

Westmalle Gift Pack with Glass

66cl, 8.7%
Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle

A gift pack of Westmalle Trappist ales, including a bottle of their Dubbel, a bottle of their Tripel and a branded glass - a must for Belgian beer fans.  More info

Westmalle Gift Pack with Glass

Chimay Gift Set with Glass

99cl, 8%
Chimay

A trio of Chimay beers, along with a glass to match! What a wonderful gift pack! It contains one of each of Chimay's stunning Belgian ales- Rouge, Triple and Bleue.  More info

Chimay Gift Set with Glass

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