The classic dark trappist beer from the Rochefort Trappist Monastery. Is there a better beer to finish to a Belgian beer flight?
The body is a very dark brown, almost black, with a health beige head. The aroma hints at the pleasures to come. Strong Belgian yeast aroma, caramel, figs and a little booziness. (It is 11.3% ABV!)
The rich flavour is a true delight. Sweet caramel, honey and dark fruits combine for an initial greeting that is thick and luxurious. In behind is a mineral earthiness, and vinuous notes of raisin and cherry. The booziness is there, but held in check by the complex body.
If there is such a thing as the ‘perfect’ beer, the Rochefort 10 has to be a contender!
History: Founded in 1230, the first brewing activity by the monks of The Abbey of St-Remy is believed to have commenced in 1595. With the help of the monks from Chimay, this beer was developed in the early 1950’s. And it has been a regular on good beer lists ever since.