Rochefort Trappist 8 Green Cap
The History of “8”
Originally called “Spécial,” Rochefort Trappist 8 Green Cap 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.
Great with full-flavored dishes like pate, duck, or wild game; shows well with strong-flavored cheeses. Also wonderful alone as an aperitif. Serve in traditional Rochefort stemmed goblet.
“Number Ten Beer of 2015,” 96 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 2015
“Top 100 Beers in the World,” Ratebeer.com (February 2015)
One of the Top 100 Beers in the World, Men’s Journal (November 2014)
Ratebeer.com: 100 points (June 2016)
“Top 25 Beers of 2011” – 96 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Gold Medal – World Beer Championships 2004, 2006
Product Sizes and Quantities
11.2 ounce (330 ml) bottles / 12 per case
ABV: 9.2% – OG: 1.080 – IBU: 22
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, candi sugar, hops, coriander, yeast.
Beer connoisseurs hold the top-fermented, bottle-conditioned brown ales from this Brewery in the highest regard – they are peerless.
The Abbey of St-Remy, in the southern part of Belgium, was founded in 1230, and the monks began to brew beer sometime around 1595. The beautiful small brewery in the abbey, Rochefort Trappistes, is one of only eleven Trappist breweries in the world and makes full-bodied, deeply flavored dark ales. They are bottle-conditioned and among the world’s most highly-respected beverages.
Only beers made in a Trappist Monastery, under the supervision of the monks, can use the Authentic Trappist Product seal. There are only eleven Trappist breweries in the world.
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