by Brasserie De Rochefort

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. 

 

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Country
Belgium
Alcohol
11.3%
Style
Quadrupel
Size
330ml

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