Discover the youngest Trappist in the world…

At first sight it’s the youngest Trappist, but actually Achel Trappist has a rich history which dates back to 1846, when the first monks arrived in Achel. Discover this beautiful Trappist beer now.

You can choose between traditional and fairly produced blond or brown Achel Trappists. Or you can visit the monastery itself and buy directly from the monks. Did you know the monastery lies totally on the border of Belgium and the Netherlands and the area is great for tourism?

8th Trappist Beer not from Mont des Cats (France), but from Abbey Zundert (Netherlands)?


Last weeks, there were many rumours there should be a 8th Trappist Beer. The Abbey of‘Mont des Cats’ told they should deliver the 8th Trappist Beer. Last week, Brother Bernard of the Abbey gave a press conference and was showing proudly their beer to the public and journalists. But, the monks also revealed the beer would not carry the ‘real’ authentic Trappist logo. The number of ‘official’ Trappist Beers stay at 7. However, there are new rumours of a 8th Trappist Beer coming from an Abbey in…The Netherlands.

Is Mont des Cats he 8th Official Trappist Beer?

Brother Bernard was excited. He was revealing the ‘Biere Trappiste de Mont des Cats’. His Abbey is maybe located near the Belgian border, it’s territory is French. So, it would be the first Trappist Beer of France. Beer lovers around the world were very curious if they could welcome a 8th Official Trappist Beer.

But desolately, it will not be the 8th Authentic Trappist Beer. The most important reason is that an Official Trappist Beer should be produced between the walls of the Abbey. And because there is no brewery anymore in Mont des Casts, that condition makes it impossible to carry the Authentic Trappist Beer logo. But the beer can still call themselves ‘Biere Trappiste’.

Can you tell me more about the ‘Biere Trappiste’ of Mont des Cats?
Of course. :)
The Amber beer is brewed in the brewery where Chimay is brewed (Abbey of Notre Dame de Scourmont). The Alcohol percentage is 7.6%.
The beer is well-hopped, and underwent like other trappist beers a refermentation in the bottle. You will taste herbs, and the Chimay-lover will recognize some hints from the Chimay-Trappist Beer. But the Beer is brewed in full cooperation with the Monks of Mont des Cats.
The beer goes perfectly together with cheese (the monks of Mont des Cats produce excellent cheese!) and meat.

Where can I buy this unofficial Trappist Beer?
Uptill now the Trappist of Westvleteren was very very rare to get. But it seems that in a first stage the beer of Mont des Cats will be even more difficult to buy. The first production only counts 1500 hl.
You can buy the beer in the shop of the monks, and on some rare shops or pubs in France.

So, only 7 Authentic Trappist Beers?
Say never never!

Because, there is some good news from The Netherlands.
The Trappist monks of the Abbey of ‘Maria Toevlucht’ in Zundert have plans to start a brewery between the walls of their Abbey. And that means that the Abbey of Zundert,instead of Mont des Cats, could carrythe logo should be the 8th official Trappist Beer. Brother Daniel confirms the plans, but still adds that there is still a lot to do before the Abbey is brewing the 8th Authentic Trappist Beer. If everything goes well, the first beer will be brewed in the end of 2012.


The 8th Trappist Beer is coming

The 8th Trappist Beer is coming

Fantastic news! Untill now there were only 7 official Trappist Beers. But that could change soon. Probably there will be a 8th Trappist Beer launched in France.

That will be the first Trappist ale brewed in France since centuries.
The Abbey of the Mont des Cats will be probably launching the 8th trappist beer next weeks (16th June) and announcing it at a press conference next week. Probably they will brew a dark and blond trappist ales. The Abbey was already producing real trappist cheese.


Cheese, biscuits and truffles…all made by monks!

Every self-respecting reader of this site will know that the Trappist monks of 7 abbeys make trappist ale. But did you know that the Trappist monks also make other stuff?

Yeaah..cheese, you will say. And of course that’s true. But they also produce candy, greeting cards, fresh bread or even truffls with beer.

You can see this kind of production as a way the monks want to achieve their own living.

Want to know the full list of the trappist products?

What are all Trappist Beers in Belgium and the Netherlands?

This Trappist site is totally devoted to the magic world of Trappist Beers.

You find more information about trappist beers in Belgium and The Netherlands. There are 7 trappist beers (only 7) in the whole world. 6 of 7 are in Belgium, the last one is just after the Belgian border situated, in The Netherlands.

6 trappist beers in Belgium:


      (French part of Belgium, Wallonia)

Rochefort (French part of Belgium, Wallonia)

Orval (French part of Belgium, Wallonia)

Westmalle (Flemish/Dutch part of Belgium, Flanders)

Westvleteren (Flemish/Dutch part of Belgium, Flanders)

Trappist Achel (Flemish/Dutch part of Belgium, Flanders)

In the Netherlands you will find Trappist La Trappe