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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Trappist Ale Trappist Single


BJCP 2015 26A Trappist Single example
26A - Trappist Single


Overall Impression

A pale, bitter, highly attenuated and well carbonated Trappist ale, showing a fruity-spicy Trappist yeast character, a spicy-floral hop profile, and a soft, supportive grainy-sweet malt palate.


Often not labeled or available outside the monastery, or infrequently brewed. Might also be called monk's beer or Brother's beer. Highly attenuated, generally 85% or higher.

Commercial Examples

Achel 5° Blond, St. Bernardus Extra 4, Westmalle Extra, Westvleteren Blond

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  • OG:  1044 - 1054
  • FG:  1004 - 1010
  • ABV: 4.8 - 6
  • IBU: 25 - 45
  • SRM: 3 - 5
BJCP 2015 26A - Trappist Single Commercial Example