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Sint Benedictusabdij

De Achelse Kluis

Homont-Achel, Belgium


A Trappist Monastery.

The religios Achel are dated back to 1686 where Petrus van Eynatten, founded a community of hermits. It ended at the French Revolution.

With help from Westmalle was Sint Benedictus Abdij establiced in 1846. From 1850 was a small brewery in the monastery. It closed in 1914.

In 1999 opened a new housebrewery with help from Brother Antoine from Rochefort, and in 2001 was the first Achel 8 on bottles.

Achel lost the right to use the trappist-logo in 2021. The last monk left the monestery. The beer is still brewed at the brewery.

The first beer on bottles in 2001.
Bier, Bière, Achel. 2001.


8,0 % ABV.

Bruin 8. 2002.

Trappist style.

8,0 % ABV.

Bruin Bier. 2008.

33 cl. Authentic Trappist Product.

8,0 % ABV.

Launced in 2004.
Extra. 2004.

Trappist style.

9,5 % ABV.