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.