Friday, March 20, 2020

Trappistes Rochefort 8

Brasserie de Rochefort (Rochefort, Belguim)
"Originally called "Spécial", Rochefort 8 dates to the mid-1950s. The name comes from the original gravity in Belgian degrees.
Deep brown color; the flavor is vigorous and complex, with firm body to support the strength. The aroma has elusive notes of fresh fruit, spice, leather, and figs."

Strong flavor of ripe fruit, cherries mostly. Alcohol is front and center. Mouthfeel is wonderful ... almost chewy.
Excellent beer, and for the price it had better be.

ABV 9.2%, 22 IBU