Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Schmaltzy:
4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is my first taste of a true Belgium beer.
Poured into riedel wine glass for drinking.
A-Great cloudy brown color with tan/khaki 1-2 finger head with nice lacing on each sip.
S-Did not dissapoint on the smell. Great belgian yeast flavor, candied fruits, figs and cherries, baking spices, you do pick up some alcohol but not much.
T-Everything you smell is on your palate. Very complex little big beer. You immediately pick up on some dark sugar notes followed by some fig and caramel with a small dusting of baking spices and followed up with that belgian yeast flavor. You taste the alcohol after you have swallowed and at that point you don't pay much attention to it.
M-It is a nice mouthfull of sweetness. It is definately a medium body beer that leaves its impression even after you have swallowed the last drop.
D-I was not let down for my first Belgian beer. Drinkability was great, I don't want to finish this beer.
I think that I will go down to the store and buy some more of these and age them for several years and review again.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2009 16:01:54 | More by Schmaltzy
More User Reviews:
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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