Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.44/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Never even tried this one before. Cheers!
Served in an Olde Hickory glass.
A: Dark brown-red color, infinitely cloudy, with about a 1/2 finger off white head there. Yeasties, yeasties, yeasties!
S: Musty Belgian yeast strain for sure, along with figs, prunes, and other entries in the dark fruit realm.
T: Sure, the Belgian yeast strain is there, but this one has a nice refreshing, complex quality as well as brown, sugar (but not too). The finish just kinda fades away into the distance... love it... awe-stricken...
M: Like most true Belgians, this one is not too sugary at all. The lacing was non-existent and the head was about 1/2-1/4
O: I needed this one to help me on my almost complete quest towards trying all the "Beers of Fame." I see why this is one there. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2013 22:53:12 | More by Chaney
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4.01/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy deep brown with a foamy khaki head that dissipates somewhat quickly.
I can smell pears, raisins, and dates as soon as I open the bottle. Notes of green apple, figs, and prunes become evident, with a fairly sweet Belgian candi sugar sweetness at the base.
Flavor reveals sharp pear and bruised apple underlying a doughy, bready malt backbone. Rich and rummy, the burnt sugar malt sweetness supports complex prune and date notes well. The finish is fairly light and dry.
Body is moderate, but the high carbonation keeps it feeling light. Alcohol warmth is a bit high.
Great ester character is balanced nicely by the malt. The carbonation is higher than I'd like, and a phenolic alcohol character emerges as it warms. Wanted to like this more, but the carbonation killed it for me.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 14:24:00 | More by barczar
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,011 ratings.