Friday, January 7, 2022

Trappistes Rochefort

Rochefort is one of the classics that we have stocked for the 40 years we have been in business.  It seems like it has always been on the shelf, so we never talk about these beers as we take them for granted.  They are considered some of the best in the world!
We are mentioning Trappistes  Roquefort because we are seeing a new beer from them....should arrive tomorrow!

In stock now at Forsyth
Trappistes Rochefort Triple Extra "Purple Cap"...$5.39
Rochefort Triple Extra (purple cap, triple, 8.11% ABV).
In 1920, well before the production of the famous Trappist Rochefort 6-8-10 in the 1950s, the monks at Rochefort brewed an extra-strong blonde beer and continued brewing it for several years. Now, 100 years later the monks are very happy to offer a strong blonde beer inspired by the original recipe.  Golden Blonde colour, launched in October 2020, first in The Netherlands and later in Belgium. According to the monks, they are still finetuning the recipe before releasing it worldwide

Trappistes Rochefort 6 "Red Cap"...$5.49 / 11.2oz bottle
Dark Trappist Ale "Dubbel"
7.5% ABV
Reddish-brown color with amber-gold highlights; soft body leads to earthy flavors and an herbal character. Refined, soft spiciness in the bouquet finishes with a bit of caramel. Bottle-conditioned for soft natural carbonation. Rochefort Trappist 6 is named after its original gravity measured in “Belgian degrees” – a brewing scale no longer used today. It was first sold to the public in 1953.
Rated 98/100

Trappistes Rochefort 8 "Green Cap"...$5.49 / 11.2oz bottle
Dark Trappist Ale
9.2% ABV
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.
Originally brewed for New Year's Eve and called “Spécial,” Rochefort 8 dates to the mid-1950s. The name comes from the original gravity in “Belgian degrees.”
Rated 96/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Rated 100/100

Trappistes Rochefort 10 "Blue Cap"...$6.49 / 11.2oz bottle
Dark Intense Trappiste Ale
11.3% ABV
Dark brown color. Great strength balanced by a complexity of flavors and firm malt backbone. The bouquet covers a wide range: port wine, leather, apricots, oak, spices – a deeply intriguing beverage.
Although written records of brewing at Rochefort date to 1595, Rochefort 10 was developed in the late 1940s and early 50s. It appears on virtually every list of the world’s finest beers.
Rated 100/100
#1 Rochefort 10 Trappistes Quad - "All-Time Top Beers on Planet Earth" Beer Advocate 2008

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