The Achelse Kluis was a recent addition to the Trappist offering. Although there has been an Monastery since the 12th Century, it is only recently that the Abbey has revived the brewery and started brewing again. The Achelse Kluis was a recent addition to the Trappist offering. A pale, strong, fruity, hoppy Trappist ale from Belgium's newest Abbey brewery. Achel 8° is hard to find even in Belgium. The Saint Benedictus Abbey of Achel is the first monastery to take up brewing in Belgium since 1931, and is one of only six Trappist breweries now operating there. In fact, the Abbey is located partly in Holland and partly in Belgium, but the brewery is in Belgium. The new Achel 8° is only available in the bottle. This blond, flavourful beer is a surprisingly refreshing brew at 8% alcohol by volume. It is lightly filtered, but still wholesomely hazy with yeast remaining in the bottle.