Trappist beer

Within the walls of Westmalle Trappist abbey, three types of beer are brewed:

Westmalle Tripel and Dubbel (find Westmalle on tap) are sold by stores and served in cafés and restaurants in Belgium and the Netherlands. You will also find them in selected outlets around the world.

Westmalle Extra is only brewed twice a year and is produced for the monks’ own use. The monks and their guests consume it with their midday meal (meal).

Westmalle Tripel

Westmalle Tripel

Brewed for the first time in 1934, the Westmalle Tripel is sometimes called the "mother of all triples". A complex beer with a fruity fragrance and a nice, nuanced hop nose ..

Westmalle Dubbel

Westmalle Dubbel

The dark red-brown Westmalle Dubbel re-ferments in the bottle acquiring its rich and complex taste. You taste amazing touches of malt and fruits with a markedly fresh and bitter finish.

Westmalle Extra, the table beer for the abbey

Westmalle Extra

The golden blonde Westmalle Extra is only brewed twice a year, primarily for use within the abbey. Westmalle Extra is the table beer served to the monks and their guests and is brewed with water, barley malt and hop cones. The Westmalle Dubbel and Tripel yeast is also used for this beer. Westmalle Extra is also top-fermented but it is considerably lighter, at 4.8%, alcohol-by-volume than its brother brews. It has the characteristic Westmalle aroma with hops coming through in the finish. It is a real thirst-quencher. 

Waar Dubbel van ’t vat?

Find Westmalle Dubbel on tap

Westmalle Dubbel is served on tap in selected bars, cafés and restaurants in Belgium and the Netherlands. Where can you taste it in your area? Use our locator to find out where Trappist Westmalle is served on tap close to you.

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A genuine Trappist

A Trappist beer is subtly different from an ‘abbey beer’ as ‘Trappist’ is a protected designation of origin. Trappist beers meet the criteria of the International Trappist Association (ITA). Discover what makes a real Trappist.

A chef uses Westmalle Dubbel and Tripel in his kitchen


What dishes make the best match with the taste of a Westmalle Dubbel or Tripel? What do you serve in combination with a Westmalle Trappist cheese? We can find perfect taste combinations using the scientific Foodpairing method.

Onze geschenkverpakkingenThe range of gift sets offered by Westmalle

Gift sets

An overview of the Trappist Westmalle gift sets for special occasions. Business customers can contact us directly for a quotation.

A Westmalle is poured with great care.

Pouring and storing

Would you like to enjoy the rich aroma of our Trappist beers to the full? Pour your Westmalle Dubbel and Tripel in the proper way. Remember that Westmalle Trappist beers are complex, living beers that re-ferment in the bottle. 

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