One woman's ale journey

A beery boozy journey with delightful snacks along the way and a book in my hand.

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Beery Christmas Day 13

You can keep your turkey, thank you very much; I'd much rather have a liquid lunch.  Let's see what's behind door number 13 today - unlucky for some, but lucky for me!

I'm sure this one will knock my socks off - Trappistes Rochefort 8, a trappist ale from Belgium at a whopping 9.2%

From Beer Hawk's website:

Interestingly, this beer was originally only brewed for New Year's Eve. Fortunately, this Trappist strong-dark ale from Rochefort is now available year-round! And good thing too: its rich maltiness, brown sugar, dried fruits, is not one to miss. While this beer tastes rather sweet at the beginning, some spicy notes, high carbonation, and a semi-dry finish help to balance it out. Aromas of dried fruits, caramel, spice, and a warming alcohol just add to its elegance and richness.

Rochefort Brewery is a Belgian Trappist brewery and has been brewing beer at the monastery since 1595 - to this day using water that is drawn from a well within the monastery itself. In order to be a certified Trappist brewery it must meet the requirements that excess profits, beyond the monastery's operating expenses, are to be used for charitable endeavours.

9.2% in a 330ml bottle

Buy it from Beer Hawk for £3.49 or Drink Supermarket for £3.09

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