Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Darkale:
4.1/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Beautiful and typically Belgian explosion of thick, tight-bubbled tan head. Aroma at this point of the review is very faint, no doubt due to the coldness of the beer... let's see where it ends up.
Deep malt taste, strong carbonation, a bit thin in the mouth, but smooth and slick.
Head is amazing. I had some left in the bottle, and just poured some more into my Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass, and the head has exploded again, and is now fully one half of my glass and, if I don't disturb it, I'm not sure that it will ever die off.
Alcohol is not overpouring, but you certainly can taste it. A fine sipping beer.
Aroma is rising now as the beer warms. Raisins and malt... a touch of bread...
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2005 23:30:22 | More by Darkale
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4.01/5 rDev -7.2%
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 4,018 ratings.