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1

Where is Rochefort, and when was it founded?

Belgium, 1595

2

Where is Westvleteren, and when was it founded?

St. Sixtus Abbey, Belgium
1838
Westvleteren is the name of the town in which the abbey is located.

3

Where is Chimay, and when was it founded?

Scourmont Abbey, Belgium
1863
Chimay is the name of the town in which the abbey is located.

4

Where is Orval, and when was it founded?

Belgium, 1931

5

Where is Westmalle, and when was it founded?

Belgium, 1836

6

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.

7

Where is Koningshoeven, and when was it founded? What is the name of the brewery within the Abbey?

Netherlands, 1884
La Trappe

8

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
Gregorius

9

Where is Achel, and when was it founded?

Belgium, 1998

10

Where is St.-Joseph's Abbey, and when did it begin producing beer? What is the name of the brewery?

Massachusetts, 2013
Spencer (the name of the town)

11

Where is Abdij Maria Toevlucht, and when was it certified for production? What is the name of the beer?

Netherlands, 2013
Zundert (the name of the town)

12

Where is Tre Fontane, and when was it certified for production?

Italy, 2015

13

Where is Mariawald? When did it stop producing beer?

Germany, 1956

14

What are the current operating Trappist Abbeys?

Rochetfort
Westvleteren
Chimay
Orval
Westmalle
Mont des Cats
Koningshoeven
Stift Engelzell
Achel
St-Joseph's
Abdij Maria Toevlucht
Tre Fontane

15

When was the ITA founded?

1997

16

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.

17

During what period did Koningshoeven not display the Trappist logo? Why?

1999-2005
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.

18

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.

19

Name three characteristics common to Trappist ales

Top-fermenting
Secondary fermentation in the bottle
No pasteurization or antiseptic agents unsed

20

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.

21

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)
ABV 6.5-9.%

22

Classic dubbels:

Westvleteren 8
Westmalle Dubbel
Chimay Premiere (red label)

23

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
ABV 8-12%

24

Classic tripels:

Westmalle Tripel
Chimay Cinq Cents (White)
Achel 8º

25

What is a quadrupel (quad)?

Great strength, bolder style:
Deep brown/garnet, rich, malty, sweet
ABV 9-13%

26

Trappist Quads:

Rochefort 10
Westvleteren 12
La Trappe Quadrupel