Abbey and Trappist

Core Styles: Enkel, Blonde, Dubbel, Tripel, Quadrupel

Trappist and Abbey beers aren't beer styles, per se: Trappist ales are brewed by monks or within the walls of a Trappist monastery and are certified by the International Trappist Association as having satisfied that and a few other strict requirements. There are a total of 178 Trappist monasteries worldwide (as of July 2015), but only 13 produce Trappist beer. Eleven of them are authorized to label their beers with the “Authentic Trappist Product” logo showing they comply with the strict rules of the International Trappist Association. Abbey beers, by comparison, are similar to Trappist ale flavour and style traditions with one big difference: they only have to be licensed by the particular Abbey to produce those beers and, generally, breweries producing these styles will donate a proportion of the profits to the Abbey.

Style-wise, Trappist and Abbey beers are generally described as Dubbels or Tripels, with some blondes or strong darks/Quadrupels thrown in for good measure. Of the 11 recognized Trappist breweries in the world that carry the ATP (Authentic Trappist Product) label, six are in Belgium (Westvleteren, Westmalle, Achel, Rochefort, Orval, and Chimay) two in The Netherlands--one being Koningshoeven, one in Austria, one in Italy, one in Italy, one in The USA and, most recently, Mount Saint Bernard in the UK. On the other hand, it’s hard to quantify the number of abbey beer producers as, technically, any secular producer of the aforementioned styles are making abbey beers.

Belgium is a country that takes its’ beer seriously and that extends to the glassware. Every beer has its’ own specially designed glass; chalices, tulips and goblets are the mainstay for Abbey and Trappist and, once you’ve had the beer in the correct glass, you’ll understand why!

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Leffe Blonde 0.0 (Alcohol Free)

Leffe Blonde 0.0 (Alcohol Free)
Leffe Blonde 0.0 (Alcohol Free)
0.0%
330ml
Belgium

Leffe Blonde 750ml

Leffe Blonde 750ml
Leffe Blonde 750ml
6.6%
750ml
Belgium

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Tynt Meadow

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Tynt Meadow
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Tynt Meadow
7.4%
330ml
Britain

Brugse Zot Blond

Brugse Zot Blond
Brugse Zot Blond
6.0%
330ml
Belgium

Westmalle Tripel

Westmalle Tripel
Westmalle Tripel
9.5%
330ml
Belgium

Rochefort 10

Rochefort 10
Rochefort 10
11.3%
330ml
Belgium

Chimay Blue

Chimay Blue
Chimay Blue
9.0%
330ml
Belgium

Leffe Brune 750ml

Leffe Brune 750ml
Leffe Brune 750ml
6.6%
750ml
Belgium

St Bernardus Abt 12

St Bernardus Abt 12
St Bernardus Abt 12
10%
330ml
Belgium

Kasteel Donker 11

Kasteel Donker 11
Kasteel Donker 11
11.0%
330ml
Belgium

Chimay Red

Chimay Red
Chimay Red
7.0%
330ml
Belgium

Orval Trappist Ale

Orval Trappist Ale
Orval Trappist Ale
6.2%
330ml
Belgium

La Trappe Quadrupel

La Trappe Quadrupel
La Trappe Quadrupel
10.0%
330ml
Netherlands

Gouden Carolus Classic

Gouden Carolus Classic
Gouden Carolus Classic
8.5%
330ml
Belgium

Chimay White

Chimay White
Chimay White
8.0%
330ml
Belgium

Rochefort 8

Rochefort 8
Rochefort 8
9.2%
330ml
Belgium

Leffe Blonde

Leffe Blonde
Leffe Blonde
6.6%
330ml
Belgium

Abbey & Trappist Mixed Case (12 beers) plus a Chalice Glass

Trappist Ale Mixed Case (12 bottles) plus free Chalice Glass
Abbey & Trappist Mixed Case (12 beers) plus a Chalice Glass

Delirium Nocturnum

Delirium Nocturnum
Delirium Nocturnum
8.5%
330ml
Belgium

Straffe Hendrik

Straffe Hendrik
Straffe Hendrik
9.0%
330ml
Belgium

Bosteels Karmeliet Tripel

Bosteels Karmeliet Tripel
Bosteels Karmeliet Tripel
8.4%
330ml
Belgium

Rochefort 6

Rochefort 6
Rochefort 6
7.5%
330ml
Belgium

Gouden Carolus Tripel

Gouden Carolus Tripel
Gouden Carolus Tripel
9.00%
330ml
Belgium

St Feuillien Tripel

St Feuillien Tripel
St Feuillien Tripel
8.5%
330ml
Belgium

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