Now ladies and gents… you’re in for a treat….
If you’ve never come across a “trappist” beer before then you need to pay attention. If you love beer then you will love this. There are only 11 monasteries in the world that produce offical trappist beer. The Brasserie de Rochefort, which opened in 1595, is the oldest.
Trappist beer is amazing. It’s so rich and thick, you can really taste the quality and love that’s gone into making it.
Now, this Rochefort 8 is a fantastic beer. It’s quite a murky dark brown in colour and is really thick. It tastes a little sweet, like chocolate. But it’s a hint of sweet (the Rochefort 6 is much sweeter). It goes beyond “beer”, this is really special.
If you ever get chance to try one of these beers then you owe it to yourself to do so. Just note that there are 3 main ones: the 6, 8 and 10. They taste slightly different and increase in APV. Also watch out for the sediment at the bottom 😉
Extra beer geek notes: best enjoyed at a temp between 8-12C
Now sit back, relax, take a sip and think about all them monks that were making this hundreds of years ago 😀