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.
Ratebeer.com: 100 points (Nov. 2012)
"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