Mont des Cats is going to be the 8th official Trappist or Authentic Trappist Product.
At least the Trappist order from Godewaersvelde in the Nothern-most part of France, near the Flemish villages of Watou and Poperinge hope to get the much desired ATP logo to put on their beer bottles.
Everything hasn’t been decided yet, the Bière Trappiste of Mont des Cats is (still) being brewed on the premises of l’Abbaye de Scourmont. L’Abbaye de Scourmont is better know as Chimay.
It is true that beer was brewed in Mont des Cats (de Katsberg in Dutch) from 1845 on, but was halted during the World War I.
Now the monks from Godewaersvelde want to brew again.
The Cistercen Abbey is also renowned in the region for making Trappist cheese.
The beer itself is an amber-colored ale with a nice thick froth. The smell is hoppy and floral. The fruity notes in the flavor come from the first fermentation. The beer has a lively spritz due to the second fermentation in the bottle.
The Mont des Cats beer can only be bought at the shop of the Abbey and is available in 0,33 and 0,75 L bottles.