Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.85/5 rDev +12%
Appearance: Pours with a finger of thick, creamy off white head. That head remains the entire time while drinking. The color of the brew is an amber red color with an above average amount of active carbonation. 4.75/5
Smell: Dark fruits with accents of apricots, pears, melon, and raisins jump out at the drinker. Underneath those fruits is a luxurious bouquet of rounded spices that really accentuate the fruit notes. Fresh baked rye bread is potent on the body and lingers into the finish. Truly wonderful 4.75/5
Taste: The rye, earthy bread meshes perfectly with warming, yet balanced spices on the front. Medium bodied fruits open up to simply palate stunning lengths on the body. The front of spices and dark bread is temporarily lost on the body as the fruits expand, yet returns on the back end and into the finish. A warming alcohol sensations is felt throughout, which only seems to brighten all the bright tones in this brew. 5/5
Mouthfeel: Warming bread and alcohol throughout keep the palate craving more. Carbonation is spot on. Spices linger on the back of the tongue long after drinking. 4.75/5
Overall: One of the greatest beers this world has to offer. The first time I had this it sent me in to a long belgian phase, yet none lived up to the brilliance of this brew. The dark fruits are simply unrivaled, and the spiced notes are so balanced yet potent on the palate. Truly wonderful.
08-14-2014 20:26:13 | More by KFBR392
4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
Served in a snifter glass.
Appearance: Has a thick cloudy brown body with slight sediments that settle to the bottom. Head is thin but rose to just a notch over a finger's length and settles to absolutely nothing before the first sip.
Smell: It's a light scent but doesn't mean it isn't good. As it warms up you feel the yeast and almost fruit tone. Just wish it could be more potent.
Taste: Complex and absolutely tasty. Has a grape undertone which adds a splash of sweet to it. Sour like rye and just a little malty. The best part is that it is so addicting.
Mouth: So freaking sticky, little lemon feel at the end with medium to heavy bubbles.
Overall: Awesome brew that is a little on the pricey side but seriously it would be a mistake leaving it on the shelf especially if you've never had it. Grab a glass and love it. Salud!
08-11-2014 06:48:43 | More by BlurryVisi0n
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,123 ratings.