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Friday, March 05, 2010

Day 64 Drink: Trappistes Rochefort 8

The Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy has been making beer since 1595. The monks at this a monastery make a small range of great brews. Money from the brewing operation supports the monastery and the works of the monks.

Trappistes Rochefort 8 is a 9.2 percent alcohol by volume ale that has a nice candy sugar nose with hints of spices. The ruby color is slightly cloudy, while the off-white head is medium density and long lasting. The body of the beer is lighter than it appears, but there is plenty of flavor. Dark fruits, brown sugar and slightly yeasty finish. A real classic.

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