Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by heysuz:
4.18/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Intro: Served in a tulip glass
Appearance: Plenty of head, but dry, and ample carbonation on the inside of the glass. Caramel color with a head that is slight tan. The lacing seems to stay and it does not appear quite as oily as the Rochefort 10. Some sediment in the bottom of the glass
Smell: The aroma is slightly subdued but still layered, and complex, with a host of different ingredients. Initially, I detect dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, malts, and spice. As the pour warms, the bouquet opens up slightly. The alcohol is hidden rather well but is still detected.
Taste: Like the smell, I taste dark fruits, brown sugar, and the sharp taste of spice. I could also taste the roasted flavor of the malts which also added a certain sharpness to the palette. The taste of alcohol is present and not as well hidden in this beer. This beer is much like the 10 although slightly less complex in flavor.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean with moderately high carbonation without an aftertaste. Only a very slight oiliness is perceived. The alcohol is present but not overbearing.
Overall: Very smooth and leaves you wanting more. Went down pretty fast for being a rather high ABV. The alcohol is not overpowering but the beer should still be a sipper. A dessert beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2011 15:44:00 | More by heysuz
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into tulip.
A - Beautiful brown color, lots of carbonation bubbles.
S - Mild bready smell, honey flavors, medium sweetness.
T - Bready flavors, figs, honey, sweetness.
M - Fairly full bodied, creamy, very smooth.
O - Not as good as 10 but very solid and drinkable. In fact, easy to drink many.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 22:30:45 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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