The History of "8"
Originally called "Spécial," Rochefort 8 dates to the mid-1950s. The name comes from the original gravity in "Belgian degrees."
Deep brown color; the flavor is vigorous and complex, with firm body to support the strength. The aroma has elusive notes of fresh fruit, spice, leather, and figs.
Great with full-flavored dishes like pate, duck, or wild game; shows well with strong-flavored cheeses. Also wonderful alone as an aperitif. Serve in traditional Rochefort stemmed goblet.
"Top 100 Beers in the World," Ratebeer.com (February 2015)
One of the Top 100 Beers in the World, Men's Journal (November 2014)
Ratebeer.com: 100 points (Sept. 2013)
"Top 25 Beers of 2011" - 96 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Gold Medal - World Beer Championships 2004, 2006
Product Sizes and Quantities
- 11.2 ounce (330 ml) bottles / 12 per case
ABV: 9.2% - OG: 1.080 - IBU: 22
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, candi sugar, hops, coriander, yeast.