Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by newk340:
4.22/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: A dark, opaque brown pour with a constantly rising sediment, which is also visible speckled across the top of a 1-finger head which laces nicely.
S: A somewhat difficult smell to decipher, but it seemed rather sweet, probably from a blend of spices and maybe some dark fruits.
T: A strong taste (though not as strong as TR10) that reveals hints of figs and raisins (and possibly some caramel?). A very earthy tasting beer.
MF/D: Not an overly-filling mouthfeel but smooth on the way down with little carbonation, which leaves a lingering tingle of persisting flavor at the back of the throat following each sip. A very good Trappist ale, will continue to get occasionally to fill a mix/six.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2010 21:40:31 | More by newk340
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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
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