Flashcards in Trappist Deck (26):
Where is Rochefort, and when was it founded?
Where is Westvleteren, and when was it founded?
St. Sixtus Abbey, Belgium
Westvleteren is the name of the town in which the abbey is located.
Where is Chimay, and when was it founded?
Scourmont Abbey, Belgium
Chimay is the name of the town in which the abbey is located.
Where is Orval, and when was it founded?
Where is Westmalle, and when was it founded?
What and where is Mont des Cats, and when did it produce beer? Where is it brewed now?
An abbey in French Flanders, established 1826, producing beer from 1848-1905.
Production was reestablished in 2011, and is now performed at Scourmont Abbey, Chimay.
Where is Koningshoeven, and when was it founded? What is the name of the brewery within the Abbey?
Where is Stift Engelzell, and when was it founded? What years did it operate? And what is the name of the beer?
Austria, established 1293
Beer was produced from 1925 to 1929, then stopped until 2012
Where is Achel, and when was it founded?
Where is St.-Joseph's Abbey, and when did it begin producing beer? What is the name of the brewery?
Spencer (the name of the town)
Where is Abdij Maria Toevlucht, and when was it certified for production? What is the name of the beer?
Zundert (the name of the town)
Where is Tre Fontane, and when was it certified for production?
Where is Mariawald? When did it stop producing beer?
What are the current operating Trappist Abbeys?
Mont des Cats
Abdij Maria Toevlucht
When was the ITA founded?
What are the requirements for Trappist Beer?
Brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery, either by the monks or under their supervision.
Must be of secondary importance within the monastery, and it should witness to the business practices proper to a monastic way of life.
Not intneded to be a profit-making venture; the income covers the expenses of the monks and the maintenance of the building and grounds. Whatever remains is donated to charity.
During what period did Koningshoeven not display the Trappist logo? Why?
In 1999, and LLC was set up as a subsidiary of the commercial brewer Bavaria to take over day to day operations, which caused a dispute with the Internatonal Trappist Association.
Koningshoeven was granted the right to display the logo again after a long review and settlement, which inlcudes more active control of the brewery by the monks.
What does the term "Abbey Beer" imply?
Beer brewed in a style common to trappist breweries, but not in accordance with the conditions laid out by the International Trappist Association.
Name three characteristics common to Trappist ales
Secondary fermentation in the bottle
No pasteurization or antiseptic agents unsed
What is Patersbier?
Beer brewed as an "enkel" by the monks to drink themselves while working.
Less than 5%abv, may include sugar and spices.
What is a dubbel?
Brewed with double the malt - rich, malty beer
Spicy, phenolic, mild bitterness, medium to full body
Always dark (v. light colored Tripels)
Chimay Premiere (red label)
What is a tripel?
Brewed with 3x the malt, plus Belgian candy sugar (25% sucrose, lightens the body)
Creamy, fruity/estery, sweet finish, light golden in color
Chimay Cinq Cents (White)
What is a quadrupel (quad)?
Great strength, bolder style:
Deep brown/garnet, rich, malty, sweet