Chimay At A Glance
Abbey Notre-Dame de Scourmont
The Trappist monks of Scourmont Abbey in Chimay belong to the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance.
Their lives follow the Rule of St. Benedict and take their name "Cistercians" from the Cîteaux monastery in Burgundy, founded in the 12th century.
Authentic Trappist beers
Chimay is an authentic Trappist beer. That means that it is brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery under the control and responsibility of the community of monks, and whose revenue is devoted to social service.
It guarantees the origin of the beer according to well-established principles.
The Trappist Brewing Heritage
Brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery, either by the monks themselves or under their supervision, is just one tenet governing which beers can bear the Trappist name.
Just eight Trappist abbeys brew beer Orval, Chimay, Westvleteren, Rochefort, Westmalle, Achel, Koningshoeven and, more recently, Engelszell.