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The complete Trappist line up.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by kumatmebrew, Aug 28, 2014.

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  1. kumatmebrew

    kumatmebrew Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2013 Saskatchewan (Canada)
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    Hey. I'm looking at gathering the complete trappist line up for 2 seperate tastings. I tried Google to find a complete list but was unsuccessful. If anyone has a list and or link for a complete list it would be much appreciated.
  2. RobertH50

    RobertH50 Aspirant (261) Jan 27, 2014 Texas
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    Here's a list of the breweries, from the International Trappist Assocation. If the brewery is not on this list, it's products are not official Trappist beers, regardless of name.

  3. kumatmebrew

    kumatmebrew Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2013 Saskatchewan (Canada)
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    Thanks. Now to grab the last few beers. Cheers.
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  4. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Zealot (537) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    That's a whole lot of beer...
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  5. biboergosum

    biboergosum Poo-Bah (10,250) Oct 28, 2007 Alberta (Canada)

    How on earth are you accomplishing this in Saskatchewan?
  6. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Aren't a couple of the Achel beers only available on draught?
  7. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    That sounds like a lot of fun. Westy 8 is still my favorite Trappist beer.
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  8. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (520) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Was in the local bottle shop today and picked up a Westmalle Tripel with that nip in the air. The owner and I were talking about how just incredible it is can you pick some thing every day that is the absolute representative of the style. Then he pointed out that I had grabbed some 4 day old Hop Drop.

    Good times
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  9. RobertH50

    RobertH50 Aspirant (261) Jan 27, 2014 Texas
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    I enjoy the fact that I can pick up a Trappistes Rochefort 8 or 10 any day that I want. I don't have to go scrounging for it or trading for it--it's on my store shelf in plentiful quantities everyday. One of the world's very best beers--right there!
  10. nicholasofcusa

    nicholasofcusa Aspirant (223) Jan 14, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I lost the taste for Belgian beer a few years ago, but I have never heard of Mont Des Cats, Engelszell, or Zundert. Are these relatively new, or just a lot more obscure than the others?
    (I've read about the newish Spencer on BA.)
  11. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Interesting, I thought only those first 7 were authentic Trappist breweries. I've never heard of those bottom 3.
  12. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,599) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland
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  13. leroybrown10

    leroybrown10 Meyvn (1,136) Jan 26, 2008 Missouri
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    Batch 12 is amazing. I have a batch 7 in my cellar that I am looking forward to. Cheers!
    #13 leroybrown10, Aug 30, 2014
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    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    Mont des Cats is from France, but it's brewed by Chimay. Spencer is out of MA and Stift Engelszell is out of Austria. You can get their 2 beers Benno (Saison) and Gregorius (BSDA) from CBX and/or TW.
  15. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,227) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
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    Nailed it! :slight_smile:
  16. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    Never knew la trappe was from the netherlands.

    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue), Premiere (Red), Tripel (White), Speciale Cent Cinquante, Doree.
    Rochefort 6, 8, 10
    Westmalle Dubbel, Tripel
    Westvleteren Blonde (Green cap), 8 (Blue cap), 12 (Yellow cap).
    Achel 5° Blond, 5° Bruin, 8° Blond, 8° Bruin, Extra, Extra Blond.
    La Trappe Blond, Witte, Dubbel, Tripel, Isid'or, Isid'or Oak-Aged, Jubilaris, Quadrupel, Qudrupel Oak-Aged, Bockbier, Puur.
    Stift Engelszell Benno, Gregorius
    Spencer Trappist Ale
    Mont des Cats
    Orval, Petite Orval
  18. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    What about Westmalle Extra and Westvleteren 4?
  19. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Disciple (389) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    Recognized within the last couple years. To the above point about Mont Des Cats, it was started with Chimay but with the idea of standing on its own, and now it is. Good stuff, too. Achel is bottled, and if you've seen it draft, it would be a kind of exotic choice.

    For a tasting this big, I wouldn't worry about the "smaller" in-house brews historically made just for the monks' own consumption, like petite Orval. (If there is still a Westvleteren 4, it must be in that category.) Your cup overruneth already --see what I did there, haha...
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  20. Brabander

    Brabander Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    The Westmalle extra can only be bought on fridaymornings at the abbey...but it's a trappist for sure.
    The Westvleteren dubbel 4 abv is not in production anymore for years...

  21. Brabander

    Brabander Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

  22. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    When I'm asked rare beers I've tried, Westvleteren 4 is one I always forget.

    Been reminded of it because St. Bernardus Extra 4 just turned up at Ton Overmars. Sadly, it's golden.
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  23. zid

    zid Champion (837) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Please elaborate.
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  24. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Devotee (411) Aug 31, 2011 Texas
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    St Bernardus Extra 4 is a Belgian Pale. Westy 4 was a dubbel, so the former is a poor substitute for the latter.
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  25. BenBreeg

    BenBreeg Crusader (789) Mar 18, 2014 Belgium
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    According to the International Trappist Association the Tre Fontane abbey in Rome, Italy became one of its newest members. There's already a Tre Fontane ale (a belgium-style tripel with eucalyptus flavour, 8.5% vol.), but it's currently being brewed outside the abbey. The monks are now in the process of installing their own micro brewery inside the walls of the abbey, to start brewing themselves. That way, their beer will probably get the ATP-label, and becomes Italy's first authentic trappist ale.
  26. captaincoffee

    captaincoffee Meyvn (1,271) Jul 10, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Thanks for the timely reminders....I have a beer road trip to Belgium starting in 3 weeks. I better start making my list of everyting I need to try/buy while I'm there.
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  27. Salbo

    Salbo Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2015 Belgium

    It's pretty confusing since "La" is like saying "The", but in French (La maison = the house). So it's an abbey in The Netherlands but it has a French name.
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  28. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,573) Sep 2, 2012 Texas
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    Happy American finally got a true Trappist brewery
  29. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (574) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    I did a Trappist tasting recently and we had beers from all 10 Breweries:

    Rochefort 6
    Rochefort 8
    Rochefort 10
    Westmalle Dubbel
    Westmalle Tripel
    Westvleteren Blonde
    Westvleteren 8
    Westvleteren 12
    Chimay Premiere (Red)
    Chimay Tripel (White)
    Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
    La Trappe Dubbel
    La Trappe Isid’or
    La Trappe Isid’or Oak Aged Blond Ale
    La Trappe Tripel
    La Trappe Quadrupel
    La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged
    Orval Trappist Ale
    Achel 8° Blond
    Achel 8° Bruin
    Stift Engelszell Benno
    Stift Engelszell Gregorius
    Spencer Trappist Ale
    De Kievit Zundert

  30. PGD120

    PGD120 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 New Jersey
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    i think it would be lmsot impossible to do all of them. some of them make patersbier which you can only get at the monastery. something like @Kanger posted seems more doable than every trappist beer brewed and also quite delicious as well
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  31. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (574) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Granted some of the beers got stuck in customs at JFK for a week!
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  32. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,434) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    From the Trappist website:
    In 2014 Engelszell developed a third Trappist beer: NIVARD, a blond beer with 5.5% ABV
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  33. BenBreeg

    BenBreeg Crusader (789) Mar 18, 2014 Belgium
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