Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Up for review next is another Trappist beer, brewed inside the  Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy near the town of Rochefort in the province of Namur, close to the Ardennes.
Just three beers are produced, all brewed in accordance with the trappist laws, the monk at Rochefort are perhaps the most secretive about the brewing process and the brewery is not open to the public, in fact the water for the beers is drawn from a well located inside the monastery walls.

Now to try, Rochefort 10 pours a hazy dark brown with a tan coloured head that slowly fades to a thin constant covering.
Aroma is simply beautiful, sweet chocolate cake, toffee, dark fruits, slight spice hit ... this could almost be pureed Christmas cake in a glass, a beer that I could happily sniff all night.

Taste ...well with an aroma like that you know you`re in for a treat, sweet chocolate, caramelised roasted malts, again rich dark fruits, ( definite raisin ) then a slight spice/anise finish, it`s so smooth and well balanced, for a beer with 11.3% alcohol, it truly is one of the great Quads.    



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