Trappist, or simply Trappist, beer by Trappist monks of the Order of Cistercians, is brewed. It is not a type of beer, as is often thought, but a description of its origin. The name "Trappist" is derived from La Trappe, a founding abbeys of the Trappist order in France.
The monks brewed by Trappist beers are globally acclaimed for their craftsmanship, bold, deep flavor and non-commercial approach. The latter is the reason why the world only seven Trappist beers. Not coincidentally, six of the seven are located in Belgium, the central horizontal axis of the six major beer countries Ireland, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic. [Source?]