Flashcards in Trappist Deck (18):
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)
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
What is a quadrupel (quad)?
Great strength, bolder style:
Deep brown/garnet, rich, malty, sweet
Extra (Belgian Pale Ale)
Première (Red Label, Dubbel)
Tripel (White Label)
Cinq Cents (Tripel)
Dorée (Belgian Pale)
Notias (Belgian Pale)
Grande Réserve (Belgian Strong Dark)
Grande Réserve Barrel Aged (Belgian Strong Dark)
Grande Réserve Oak Aged (Belgian Strong Dark)
Blonde (Belgian Pale)
Which trappist brewery produces only one beer?
Orval. Belgian Pale (also releases Petit Orval at 3.5% v. 6.2%)
8 (Strong Dark)
Three Abbey Dubbels
St. Bernardus Prior 8 (BEL)
Duvel Moortgat Maredsous 8 (BEL)
Ommegang Abbey Ale (NY)
Three Abbey Tripels
Unibroue La Fin du Monde (Quebec)
Victory Golden Monkey (PA)
St. Bernardus Tripel (BEL)
Duvel Moortgat Maredsous 10 (BEL)