Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Dawkfan:
3.6/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- The pour is a murky brown, I decided to dump all that yeasty goodiness in. The head is small leaving a off white skim, above it is a thin layer of lacing coating my Trappistes Rochefort goblet.
S- Picking up a lot of phenols, light skinned fruits and a mix of bready and caramel malt. Actually there's a good dose of spice on the nose too, almost nutty.
T- To me the flavor really doesn't shine until the backend, this one doesn't leave you searching for descriptors because its fairly straight forward. Similar to the nose without as much spice and all the flavors are dialed down.
M- Medium bodied with a tad to much carbonation, it seems to thin it out a bit and it doesn't have that rich creaminess that is expected.
O- I've had this fresh and I've had it aged which is what this one is, nearly 4.5 years. This is my least favorite out of the 6,8, and 10, but it doesn't make it a bad beer by any means. I prefer the maltiness of the 6 or the complexity of the 10, this one just seems lost between the two to me.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2012 00:10:07 | More by Dawkfan
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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
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