In a nutshell: Classic dark Belgian Trappist Dubbel from the Brasserie de Rochefort near the Ardennes forest.
The lowdown: Rochefort 6 is a deep amber beer that pours with a dense creamy head. It's got bags of spicy, malty and dried fruit aromas and spicy, fruity and yeasty flavours which lead to a dryish and refreshing finish. Complex yet inviting and wonderfully easy drinking.
When it comes to historical Belgian beers brewed by monks, they fall into two camps; Trappiste or Abbaye beers. Brasserie de Rochefort falls into the former and very select group of just six Trappist breweries. Associated with the Rochefort Abbey monks have been brewing here since the sixteenth century. The water for the beer is still drawn from within the Abbey walls to this day.
they have just 3 beers on offer, Rochefort 6, 8 and 10 which take their names and numbering from a now obsolete form of measuring the specific gravity, and hence alcoholic strength of ale.