Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Another of the beers I fell in love with in 2012. I've heard Rochefort 10 called the best beer in the world, and I'd be reluctant to argue that it's not. It isn't my all time favorite beer mind you. But it has my utmost respect. This Belgian Abbey Ale never lets me down, and every time I spring for it and then open an $8 bottle I find myself thinking how it's worth every penny. There are new tones in the taste every time I drink it. Fruit, bread, ginger, molasses, almonds, honey, vanilla, citrus, candied yams ... I don't know how the monks do it, but I'm glad they do. And that 11% ABV is a nice little surprise, given how drinkable this stuff is.