About Trappist or Abbey Singel

About Trappist or Abbey Singel
Trappist or abbey style singels are golden to light amber in color and range in alcohol from 5-6.5%. Also referred to as “patersbier” or “father’s” beer, these ales are rarely available commercially and are the beers monks have traditionally brewed for their own table and daily consumption. While there is no real style definition for these beers, they are usually highly refreshing and feature fruity and spicy Belgian yeast-driven flavors and aromas. This style is rarely available commercially.

Top Picks for Trappist or Abbey Singel

Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu Cuvée 800 Abbey Ale
93 points
Hazy light gold color. Aromas and flavors of toasted brioche, soufflé, delicate spice, and lilacs and geranium with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with impressions of kiwi and starfruit, watercress, and minerals finish. A delicate, effortlessly drinkable Belgian single that is artfully balanced.
Belgh Brasse Mons Blonde dAbbaye
93 points
Brilliant gold color. Delicate, grainy, grassy yeasty toasty aromas and flavors of yellow apple soufflé, butter roasted nuts, and starfruit with a crisp, frothy, fruity medium body and a silky, stimulating, medium-length finish with accents of banana creme brulee, spiced fruits, and peppered greens finish. A lovely, delicately spicy meal in a glass.
Sprecher Brewing Co. Belgian Enkel Ale
87 points
Clear gold color. Meaty, toasty aromas and flavors of ham on rye, cooked peas and corn, and coriander with a slightly chewy, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a silky, cheery finish evoking notes of dried flowers and citrus, yeasty cookie dough, honey cream, and oat cake finish. A chewy, abbey single with savory table appeal.
Unibroue Noire de Chambly
85 points
Minutely hazy dark brown color. Delicate, toasty aromas and flavors of toasted cranberry nut bread and chocolate orange peel with a silky, soft, bubbly, off-dry light-to-medium body and a polished, refreshing, brisk finish with elements of banana peel, rye and wheat crackers, earth, and rubbery bubblegum finish. A pleasant spicy dunkelweizen-like table beer.