I am the first brew of Rochefort Abbey, originally brewed in 1899 and designed for medicinal purposes to aid the sick and infirm. When World War II hit, I had my recipe tweaked to be more characterful and was reintroduced in 1953. Today, I am known as the mildest and driest of all the Rochefort Trappists ales and am predominantly served in the abbey's guest quarters.
I've a mahogany-brown body that tastes fruity, slightly herbal and sweet; lots of farm fruits, rich banana, brown sugar and tea-like flavours. My refined, mildly spiced and caramel notes can be found in my generous alcohol character that makes me one of a kind. My complex profile comes through only in a glass, so pour me out to enjoy!