Rochefort 8 is a dark Trappist beer, which has undergone a second fermentation in the bottle. It has a reddish-brown color and a strong and fruity aroma. Its flavor is quite full and nicely balanced, with some distinct hints of caramel. It is generally considered to be one of the best dark Trappist beers in the world. This beer is brewed in Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy in Rochefort and it has an alcohol content of 9.2%.
Serving temperature : 10-12 °C
With its annual production of 18.000 hectoliters, the Trappist Abbey of Rochefort is currently the second smallest in Belgium. It is located in a hilly landscape in the rural Southeast of Belgium. The 15 remaining monks spend their days praying, meditating and brewing their wonderful beers. This tradition started over four centuries ago, and continues to this day. Besides this beer, they also brew the amber colored Rochefort 6 and the world famous Rochefort 10, which has an alcohol content of more than 11%.