In a nutshell: Dark and strong Belgian Trappist Quadrupel from the Brasserie de Rochefort near the Ardennes forest.
The lowdown: One of the beers that makes Trappist breweries so famous. Really rich and complex, with a deep tawny colour and thick head it's a regular contender for World's best beer. Ripe dark fruits and chocolate are the main tastes here which are rounded out with a hint of nuttiness. A big and strong classic.
Style - Belgian Specialities ABV 11.3% - Very Strong
When it comes to historical Belgian beers brewed by monks, they fall into two camps; Trappiste or Abbaye beers. Brasserie de Rochefort falls into the former and very select group of just six Trappist breweries. Associated with the Rochefort Abbey monks have been brewing here since the sixteenth century. The water for the beer is still drawn from within the Abbey walls to this day.
they have just 3 beers on offer, Rochefort 6, 8 and 10 which take their names and numbering from a now obsolete form of measuring the specific gravity, and hence alcoholic strength of ale.