Brasserie de Rochefort Trappistes Rochefort 10
Top 10 Sipping Beers
This beer is brewed with religious care by fifteen Cistercian Order Trappist monks at the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy (located near the town of Rochefort in Belgium), which is one of only seven monasteries in the world that still brew beer today. The monks strictly follow old recipes that have been passed down since the brewery was founded in 1595. Experiencing this beer is akin to enjoying the same flavors tasted by those centuries ago. The strongest of three beers the monks brew, the 10 has a dark reddish-brown color and an aroma of roasted malts and figs. The 11.3 per cent alcohol profile is evident in the flavor, along with rich and chewy chocolate, plum, raisin and black currant. As with most beers with an alcohol content this high, this beer will change as its ages. This ale can be hard to find, as the monks brew only a limited amount each year. Here’s to drinking for a good cause—the proceeds generated from sales are used to contribute to charitable causes and to support the monastery.
Price: $7 (11.2 oz.)