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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,707 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3707
Reviews: 1729
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%


Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001)
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baos

Indiana

4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottle into large snifter glass.

A: Deep amber with three fingers of fluffy, tanned head that recedes to a half inch with quite a bit of lacing.

S: Nice candi and booze aroma: Banana and fig with alcohol and some spices.

T: Wheat malts with dark dried fruits.

M: Medium full feel with a nice creamy finish.

O: Very nice. The Belgian know how to make good use of religious orders!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 04:32:34 | More by baos
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mattmaples

Oregon

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is exceptionally smooth for being at 9.2. This one, like the 10, is all about the malt. It has an expectional dark red/brown color, it has a nice body but is significantly lighter than the 10, along with a higher more prickly carbonation. Promenant sweet plum like flavor. If you thought the 10 was too thick and rich this may be more to your liking being lighter in body and brighter / fruiter in flavor. I'm going to do a side by side against 8 and Chimay Red and 10 and Blue for fun.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2001 15:58:51 | More by mattmaples
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 33 cl slender brown bottle, consume before date on the front label. “Authentic Trappist Product” on the label.

Appearance: Fluffy light tan lace foams up during pouring but the lace struggles to hold together. Murky brown colour with a hazy that blocks out any chance of light.

Smell: Mild rum alcohol in the nose, fruity with ripe banana, pear and fig. Vague phenols with mellowed out alcoholic esters give a hard whiff of alcohol again.

Taste: Silky smooth, creamy alcohol and malt mouth feel that glides through the mouth and down the throat. Grain, phenols and alcohol form to a head at first taste with a spicy character that does not take things over but is more of a showing of what is in store. Maltiness is close to huge going from brown sugar to brownies, dark bread to mild coffee. Alcohol runs the gamete with a sweet and spicy flavour to a fruitiness of ripe tropical fruit … fig and apricots come to mind. Phenolic but not to the point of being medicinal, clove spiciness rounds and balances the sweetness far into the finish.

Notes: Hard line in the aroma and flavour with a mellowed aged flavour from a bottle that has been around for a while, this age has not taken way from the beer at all other than its head retention perhaps. Ripe and fruity, malty and alcoholic. The complexity alone is staggering for the taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2002 00:11:33 | More by Jason
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Just got back from John's Grocery in Iowa City with one hell of an expensive (but very well spent) 6 pack of belgian trappists including this beautiful gem which I have just poured into a wine glass to warm up from fridge temp to about 50 degrees. The smell is absolutely intoxicating. I don't think I have seen a more elegant pour with such a perfect 1 inch head of perfectly shaped little bubbles of tan aromatic bliss. The pour started thickly down the glass with a white wine color and gradually started to build to a thick brown dubbel color with kind of an opaque maroon haze. My mouth is watering like crazy and my brain is racing to come up with different adjectives describing the splendor of this beer and I haven't even tasted it yet.

I couldn't resist a small sip. This is definately the best trappist ale I've come home with so far, though I still have 5 other belgian goodies in stock. The taste is malty and kind of fizzy, also has a small hint of red wine in the finish. The mouthfeel is thick (but not Imperial Stout thick) but silky smooth. The exhale also produces a wonderful taste similar to the one I am currently swirling from the glass. I'd say the temp is about right, time to fully enjoy this tasty beverage.

I followed suggestions from a forum post about this beverage about leaving the sediment until the glass was nearly empty. This was quite an excellent suggestion, my friend. The last few sips were absolute bliss and had an even thicker yet smoother mouthfeel and a more fruity character. I crave more, but after just one 12 oz I have the most perfect buzz; and besides, I could follow this tasty brew up with nothing less than one of the other 5 aforementioned belgian beverages, but my palate is quite overrun by the malty sweetness and citrusy flavors and I wouldn't want to spoil the experience or my forthcoming review.

Nothing much more needs to be said, though the alcohol level is quite high to warrant a perfect drinkability score regardless of how much I'd like to give this beer a perfect 5. I do want another though, for sure. I am looking forward to the Rochefort 10 I also purchased in the same pack. I am also looking forward to buying more and starting my first cellared stash.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2005 01:52:07 | More by neonbrown82
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andjusticeforale

Connecticut

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful deep brown, golden undertones, with a tan head settling into pools; ultra fine bubbles and lacing in sheets.

The smell is pure Trappist- the undeniable malt and yeast smell, somewhat sweet and funky, often times described as tropical fruits; also the bright aroma of grapes.

The first taste is freshly brewed coffee, mixed with lavender- like a super slick herbal refined Doppelbock, but so much more. The alcohol warms beautifully in the end of each sip and then there is the wonderful lingering aftertaste of sweet brown Easter breads, cappuccino foam and apple pie.

The mouthfeel is so perfect, the body do round and creamy, this is perfection and gives up nothing to the higher alcohol quadruples.

If you have not tried this, get it as soon as possible, have it after dinner in a Trappist chalice, sip, drink deep, whatever. You will not be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2005 12:28:51 | More by andjusticeforale
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nlmartin

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a wide mouthed 20 ounce wine goblet.

Appearance: The beer is a murky amber with floating sediment throughout. The head was nearing an inch thick creamy off white color. Trails of lace remained on the glass.

Smell: The beer is a sea of great smells. There is a sweet fruitcakey sort of smell. The beer is very bready smelling. Loads of fruity goodness float throughout the beer. There is a nice bannana and dark plum smells melding throughout. The alcohol is not really detectable in the smell.

Taste: This is just a taste bomb. The taste delivers a combination of both melded and unmelded taste. There is a very sweet bread like malty base. The hops bring a spicyness to the beer. There is the taste of anise, cinnamon, coriander and nutmeg. Bits of chocolate make themselves known. The alcohol is well masked in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: The beer is a bubblely meduim bodied treat. The taste and smells combine to form a fantastic beer. Carbonation is medium to high.

Drinkability: This is one sexy beast. A great combination of melded and unmelded taste and smells. The alcohol is well covered up in the drinking. The only way I knew the alcohol was there was that consistant warming sensation.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2006 14:36:16 | More by nlmartin
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Matthew

Connecticut

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
11.2 fluid ounce bottle. Pours out of the bottle into my ommegang glass a light brown with slight hints of dark reddish rusty around the edges in the light. A beautiful
fluffy off-white rocky head. The perfect looking beer.
Smell:
Lots of carmalized brown sugar, nice bready spice wrapped with prune, fig, and chocolate raisons. A touch of alcohol is present in the nose but is subtle and
takes a back seat to the huge sweet bready and fruity malt complexities.
Taste:
The smoothest beer that I have ever laid my lips to. Creamy sweet bready malt character flow over my taste buds
and gives way to hints of spice, dark sweet ripened fruits. The finish is light warming alcohol character flavored with sweet
malt, spice, fruit and a light chocolate like flavor. Incredibly lusicious and smooth.
Mouthfeel:
A wonderful full bodied, creamy, and smooth beer. It just slides over your taste buds down your throat leaving incredibley complex
and incredibley delicious flavor. Carbonation is at a perfect level for the style.
The head retention and lacing with this beer are fantastic. Sticky frothy head remains and the last thing left in my glass is a little
bit of frothy head and a whole lot of lacing. This is one of the finest beers I have ever drank.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2006 03:42:46 | More by Matthew
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ThirdCoast

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Serving Type: 330ml bottle. Authentic Trappis Product Label. Printed numbers : 071210 Date? 07:44 Time?

A: Dark brown, very little light is let through, large particles throughout, nice head.

S: Light aroma, Bananna, faint alcohol smell, complex

T: Coffee, chocolate, liquid silk, malty, extremely complex taste.

M: Stings the tounge, yet creamy as it goes down.

D: This is one of the best, but i have a 10 sitting here so we will see. :)

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2006 00:03:53 | More by ThirdCoast
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Morris729

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky deep brown color with noticeable flakes of sediment floating throughout the beer. Nose is rich and complex with aromas of rum-soaked raisins, dark cherries, ripe bananas, and fig preserves. Taste begins with a bit of brown sugar and dark caramel followed by a bit of Belgian spice and notes of chocolate covered cherries. Simply delicious—a marvelous brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2006 05:27:17 | More by Morris729
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drseamus

New York

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a Chimay glass. The beer has a beautiful deep brown color and a thick off-white head. The beer has a great malty scent. The taste is very smooth and creamy with the classic sweet malty flavor typical of belgians. There is a slight break in the smoothness with some of the roasted malts and a slight hint of spiciness. The mouthfeel is perfect. It feels smooth and full, just like a beer should. The drinkability is extremely high. I will certainly go and find more of this beer and drink some now and age some for later.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2006 02:21:50 | More by drseamus
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BeerSox

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle (330ml) into snifter.

Hazy maroon color with a light tan fizzy cap that slowly settles to a bubbly cap. On the second pour, the head was thicker and frothier, settling at about the same rate. The lacing is stringy and spotty.

Sweet and thick estery fruity notes with some warming alcohol in the background. Very sugary.

Fruit flavors such as cherry and strawberry dominate the palate, with some light grain in the background giving a cake like presence. A little bit of nut finds its way in as well, increasing more as more yeast sediment is added. Mild spicy phenolic notes come in toward the end. Very light hop bitterness comes in here and there. Medium bodied with high carbonation, giving a poppy-fizzy feel. The alcohol shows up in the finish, but it isn't anything overpowering. Hints of coffee is in the finish.

A good malty beer with a little bit of phenolic kick that doesn't ruin the beer. This beer gives the tongue a challenge with the high complexity from the array of flavors. As any other Trappist ale, it's recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2007 05:10:36 | More by BeerSox
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Stephen63

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a little too quickly and had to wait about 5 minutes for the head to subside. A good sign! Wonderfully dark with excellent, virtually permanent head.

S - Incredibly complex, dark fruits mostly but got many competing aromas.

T - Superb with the expected complexity from the smell. Very malty with fruits and spices. There is a lot going on here. Exhilirating! Slight but very pleasant hoppiness as an aftertaste.

M - Put simply, like silk on the tongue and mouth. This is one hell of a beer.

D - Very much so but a killer kick in the alcohol which is actually very easy to forget.

One of the very best trappists and that is saying something.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2007 22:37:48 | More by Stephen63
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Poured a very dark, opague nice dark tan with a huge, neverending tan head that towered 3 inches above the glass. This one defined the term retention! Tons of lace, a fantastic overall appearence.

S - Very lively smell, lots of fruity tones. Hints of apricots and figs with a nice spiceness in the back. Hints of apples, just a great well round belgian smell, very good.

M & T - Wow, first impression left me jaw on the ground. Tons of carbonation and lots of activity on the palate. Huge flavor assault , lots of dark fruits, figs, hints of yeast, and a pronounced grainey flavor. Hint of abv, but really remarkably smooth/.

D - Overall this was fantastic, may actually be my favorite belgian to date, and dare I say better then the westy. Really a good all around late night sipping brew. A+ on this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2007 21:48:43 | More by mikesgroove
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle into a chimay goblet

A: Poured a hazy dark brown with floaters and a big, foamy, cream colored head that didn't hold.

S: Excellent aroma - fruity w/ alcohol present - somewhat like rum. Malts jump to the forefront as it warms. Still excellent.

T: Big complex flavor - both sweet and spicy, malty, with just a hint of alcohol. Next sip is of caramel & bread. This is wonderful, and getting better as it warms.

M: Smooth on the intake with just the right carbonation. Dry finish.

D: The abv is the only limiter. Would love another - right now! The worst part about drinking this beer is that you're closer to the end of the bottle with each sip. Why do I never remember to buy more than one at a time?

This tasting was shortly after a Chimay Blue (to see if my initial notes stood up to another really good B.S.D.A.). My initial impressions were correct - this beer is fantastic - the monks are freakin' geniuses.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2007 01:27:21 | More by OKCNittany
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Lukie

Australia

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a brilliant dark mahogoney, with a glint of red. The head is a finger high which has quickly dissipitated to a lacing over the top, and along the rim of the glass.

The nose is incredibly sweet, with rich christmas cake, figs, rhubarb and honey characters. It is incredibly distinct in the smell, and quite strong. The hops give off a slight floral finish.

It is quite sweet, a little like cola, with sweet caramels, some plum, and a hint of coffee bean. Some honey fig, and christmas cake fruit rounds out the taste of this emmaculate brew.

Mouthfeel is smooth, with a little carbonation similar to that of drinking a cola. It is not overly heavy on the alcohol character even though the abv is high itself, making this scarily easy to drink. Just wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2007 13:07:19 | More by Lukie
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 330cl/11.2 oz. bottle, dated "20 09 11". Split with my wife, pre-dinner, to a pair of small goblets (rather unevenly I should add...she got the bigger pour).

A: Fuzzy-looking with fine sediment, a caramel brown that glows auburn in the light. Plenty of rising carbonation beneath an ample eggshell-colored head, maybe a finger that fizzes busily, reducing to a thicker cream. Surprisingly, very little lace sticking...

S: Huge aroma of raisins and sweet, dried fruit. Unmistakably 'Belgian' yeast aroma. A slight bit nutty and some spice - oddly reminds me of one of those Pecan Swirl snack cakes. After the pour, this could be smelled from at least 5 feet away...

T: Terrific spicy zest, loads of sweet fruit, apples, honey pears, figs and dates. Caramel and maybe some butterscotch. Drying toward the finish with traces of black pepper and alcohol. A tremendous blend on spices and sugars, with a balanced bittering. Harmonious.

M: Heavily carbonated at first, producing a big prickliness early. That zing mellows very nicely with some warming in subsequent sips.

D: Whew, it's been far too long since I've enjoyed one of these - perhaps since Belgium, some 18 months ago... we both agreed this is a phenomenal beer, way too easy to drink. One we'll be sure to have more often; now with 2 in reserve - recent New Seasons pick-ups at a reduced/liquidation(!) price - it's sure to happen sooner.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2008 05:07:11 | More by msubulldog25
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bbdog

California

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Rochefort goblet (damn sexy glass) drank over the course of 20 minutes so it warmed from fridge temp to perfection. Complex flavor through out. If there was ever a reason to become a monk this would be it. I am a Beer Advocate and I advocate this beer with 2 hearty thumbs up!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2008 04:09:03 | More by bbdog
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SeanRCole

California

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a brandy snifter. Pours deep brown and copper in color with a 2 finger head with good retention. The aromas are intense and complex; big on clovey honey, brown sugar, and figs. A very nice floral element with notes of hibiscus and violates. As it warms notes of chocolate, fried plantains, bread, and toffee start to emerge.

The complex aromas carry over to the taste beautifully. Nice refined carbonation and big full body. It hits the front of the mouth with sweet figs, brown sugar, and bread. Then it moves on to delicate floral flavors in the middle and finishes with a little pepper with very nice balance. It leaves a pleasant after taste that leaves you wanting more.

I got equally as excited when I tasted this beer as I did the first time I tasted it two years ago. This is truly one of the best beers in the world. Now if I could just find some more 10...

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2008 23:39:01 | More by SeanRCole
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champ103

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a very cloudy brown color. A large tan head forms and leaves some nice lace.
S: Malty with lots of dark fruits. Banana's, pears, and apples. Very nice and complex.
T: Wonderfully malty and a nice oak character. Dark fruits that follows the nose. A nice complex malt character again.
M/D: A full body that is rich and creamy. Velvety smooth on the tongue. I could not tell at all that this was over 9% ABV. Incredibly smooth and easy to drink.

An awesome beer. I wish the bottle would have never ended. A treat and a must try by any means.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 04:45:47 | More by champ103
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

The color is a dark burgundy and pretty cloudy with a light brownish head. Some slight lacing.

The smell is sweet with some yeasty aroma with a malt presence that is quite unbelievable. Some licorice flavor mixed in with some bready, grainy flavor.

The taste is sweet at first and then does punch with some really nice flavoring. Good warm hints of raisins, some other dried fruit I can't quite place at this time.Flavor reminds me not of bread but of dough.

The feel of this beer is quite pleasing. It is light, a bit tangy but well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 06:20:12 | More by Duhast500
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KCHopHead

Missouri

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - More translucent than most Belgian Strong Dark styles. Thin bubbles layer the top.
S - Being a newer home brewer I can smell residual sugars from the dark belgian candi sugar.
T - Yeasty. Sugars are delcious. Is this alcoholic? Oh yes there it is.
M - Effervescant and carbonated. Great balance.
D - Why do they only make this in small bottles? I'd like a keg please.

Not a big fan of the sediment at the bottom. I know it's kind of a novelty and it's not bad for you but it bothers me towards the end of a glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 02:36:10 | More by KCHopHead
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xanok

Connecticut

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought from the fairgrounds in Danbury, gift from my girlfriend, good on her! (from notes taken a week ago)

A-Pours a murky brown with a doughy head.

S-Hrmm. A lot going on here. Malt, nuts, a hint of dark fruits and vanilla even?

T-Pretty amazing. I don't think I'm able to fully appreciate this beer, there's so many subtleties. Can taste the malts, nuts, mostly sweet flavors but hints of so many other things.

M-Full bodied and fantastic. A little bit on the carbonated side, but who cares.

D-I'm not a huge fan of Belgian darks, but this is one of the best beers I've ever had. Gets better as it warms up. Simply amazing

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 06:33:14 | More by xanok
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emsoud726

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Saw the review on BA and just had to try it. Did not disappoint.
Had this by the bottle. Poured dark brown with a very thin head into a tulip glass. Small amount of sediment at the bottom, but not entirely visible until the glass was finished.

Very flavorful - sweet but not overpowering. Surprisingly light for its strength and darkness (palatable, not too filling).

In short, despite the intensity of the beer overall, it kept me wanting another (which I unfortunately did not have at my disposal). Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 21:53:26 | More by emsoud726
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

served from bottle into Chimay goblet

A- murky rown, off-white head of tiny bubbles...a little yeast in the pour, as I was trying to get every bit of liquid I possibly could...

S- fruit, some caramel sugars, a little booze too

T- malt, bitter, yeast, dark fruits & spice...carries the booze very well..does not taste as big as it is...taste is excellent!

M- full feel in the mouth, very pleasent...perfect carbonation on the tongue...cleans up in all areas of the mouth.

D- Very balanced! solid flavors that cooperate and make this extremely easy to finish...definitive for its style. This ale was a pleasure to consume.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 14:47:57 | More by alamode
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. 9.2% ABV, 220414 printed on the label.

A - Sediment in suspension gives the merlot-colored beer a cloudy appearance. I poured with as little of it as possible. Fully carbonated, a dense light tan head rushed up to about three fingers and sank slowly. A little lace covers the glass initially.

S - An odd (not bad) smell reminiscent of something I can't quite put my finger on really opens the aroma up. That's combined with a heavy fruity complexity of dark cherries, figs, and a touch of plum that all come from the ester-producing Belgian yeast. Old wood house and yeast throw in a little loop from the fruitiness as well as the dark candi sugar and caramelized malts in the back.

T - Sweet dark candi sugar and caramelized malts really play out strong here. The fruits from the Belgian yeast esters also double up in the flavor. Fig and prune hints blend nicely with dark cherries and some maple syrup-like sweetness. No real hop presence at all on this one. The alcohol barely comes out either.

M - Speaking of alcohol, it's mainly perceived in the feel retro-nasally, otherwise a slight warming sensation slowly grows. It's a full-bodied, richly sweet, very smooth beer. No bitterness, but still not over-the-top sweet either.

D - For how sweet this one is, it's got fantastic drinkability. I had a craving to try it so I ran out and got this one and I'm certainly happy I did! Sipping this awesome beer on a cool day is perfect!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 12:30:04 | More by BeerFMAndy
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