Trappist Beer

Trappist beer isn't an actual style itself, rather a designation applied to any beer produced within the walls of a Trappist monastery under the supervision of Trappist monks. While a Trappist beer can be any style of beer, a handful of Belgian ale styles are highly associated with Trappist breweries.

Belgian Dubbels (brown ale) and Tripels (strong blonde ale) are historically credited to having been originally developed by the brewery at Westmalle Abbey. Westmalle's brewing influence spread among a network of other Trappist monasteries in Belgium and the rest is history.