The Westvleteren "Trappist
is sold exclusively at the abbey store, and only after having
made a reservation by telephone (+32 (0)70/21.00.45).
How does one reserve beer?
See our web page
for information regarding when reservations
will be accepted for which beer and how much beer can be reserved
at any one time.
At the time indicated, call us using the
beer phone number (+32 (0)70/21.00.45)
Then you can make an appointment (date and
time) with the beer phone operator, providing the license plate
number of the car which will be used to pick up the order.
Address of our abbey and beer store is: Donkerstraat 12, B -8640
Busy Signals and Limited Reservations
Please take into account that you may often
get a busy signal when you call
to make a reservation, due to the fact that our beer lines
are overburdened! You're not the only one who is calling at
that moment. Due to our small-scale production, the number
of telephone calls is much greater than the number of available
reservations. That means it's a matter of having a lot of
patience as well as a lot of luck.
In order to allow as many customers as possible to make a
reservation, there are several limitations
built into the reservation process:
There's no sense in trying to contact our beer sales outlet
or the brewery - in any way at all - if you don't succeeds
in placing a reservation. Any such attempts will receive no
It is for us administratively impossible to change made agreements.
Thanks in advance for your understanding and your patience!
Our beer is sold by the crate, with 24 bottles per crate. From
the 1st of May 2013 on, the beer prices (excluding the deposit for
the crate and the bottles) are :
|Trappist Westvleteren Blond
||(5,8 vol.% ABV)
|Trappist Westvleteren 8 (dark)
||(8 vol.% ABV)
|Trappist Westvleteren 12 (dark)
||(10,2 vol.% ABV)
Deposit for empty bottles and crate: 12 euros
(9.60 euros for the crate plus 0.10 euros per bottle). Empty bottles
and crates can be returned only if undamaged. The wooden crates
should be kept in a dry place.
Westvleteren Trappist is sold only to individual customers.
Every customer agrees not to re-sell the beer to any third
Unless otherwise specified (see our page with Up-to-date
Information), the empty bottles and crates can be returned to
the sales desk any afternoon between 13:30 and 16:30. Our beer shop
is closed on Fridays, Sundays and national holidays as well as January
1-14 and the week following the third Sunday of September.
Our beer can also be enjoyed in the welcome center 'In De Vrede', across
the street from the abbey. Here you can also visit the
Claustrum , an exhibition room with a presentation of life in
the abbey as well as information about the brewery and the brewing
How to keep and to serve our beer?
With the exception of our Blond beer, Trappist beer will keep
for years: give the beer time and it will continue to ripen. The
minimum sell-by date is stamped on the capsule. Store the bottles
vertically in a dark place between 12° and 16° C. It is
better not to refrigerate Trappist 8 and Trappist 12; Trappist Blond,
on the other hand, may also be served cooled.