Trappistes Rochefort 6 – Brasserie de Rochefort


Located in the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy is the Brasserie de Rochefort brewery near Rochefort in Belgian.  This is a Trapist monastery and as such makes Trapist beer such as this “Trappistes Rochefort 6″.  This authentic Trapist beer pours a deep coppery brown with a tan head.  There was some noticeable sediment present in the beer although it did not affect the flavor of the beer.  The aroma of this ale was of apples, fruit and yeast.  The flavor of the beer was of apple juice, fruit, yeast and a touch of alcohol.  The beer is quite sweet but nothing like a berry lambic or anything.  The beer comes in at an alcohol content of 7.5%.  This is another great beer made by the Monks at Brasserie de Rochefort!

 

La Trappe Tripel – Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven


From the Brewery Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven located at the O.L.V. Koningshoeven Abby in the Netherlands comes the “La Trappe Tripel” a Belgian Tripel.  This is the only Trappist brewery located outside of Belgium and only 1 or 7 in the world.  These Monks know their beer and laws have been passed to make sure only they can call their beer Trappist beer.  This beer pours a cloudy unfiltered amber colour with an off white head.  To the nose you will get a sweet yeasty aroma with apple, pear, candied sugar.  The flavor is complex with some apple, pear, banana, grapes with a strong yeasty character.  This beer is fairly sweet overall but not overpowering with no alcohol flavor what so ever.  This is one of my favorite Trappist Beers to date.  The beer comes in at an alcohol content of 8%.

 

Trappistes Rochefort 10 – Brasserie de Rochefort


Located in the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy is the Brasserie de Rochefort brewery near Rochefort in Belgian.  This is a Trapist monastery and as such makes trapist beer such as this “Trappistes Rochefort 10”.  The beer pours an orange brown with an off white head.  This beer has a great aroma of alcohol and darker fruits.  There is a ton of flavor to this beer including fruit, yeast, malts, woody smokiness and a slight alcohol taste that has a slight burn down the throat just like a hard liquor.   This beer is not too sweet and has a really nice flavor.  The alcohol content of this beer is quite high at 11.3%.  I did see some sediment in the bottle but it was not an issue.

 

Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve – Chimay


The Chimay Brewery is located inside a trapist monastery in Belgium named Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey.  There are strict guidelines and laws around the world that lay out if you are legally aloud to call your brewery a trapist brewery.  This beer from Chimay is called “Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve” although you will not find this anywhere on the bottle but on their website.  Beers produced by Trapist monks are sold and the profits are donated to social services near the monasteries.  This beer pours a cloudy deep amber colour with a white head.  The beers dominant smell is of apple cider and some yeast.  The flavor is again dominated by apple cider with a yeasty note and some minor hops bitterness.  When you drink this beer you do not notice the 9% alcohol content one bit!  This beer is very tasty and is rated a 100/100 on ratebeer.com

http://www.chimay.com

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