Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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2.09/5 rDev -51.7%
A - despite a slightly sloppy, yeast rousing pour, the beer appears in the glass a dark toffee color that shows deep ruby highlights when held up to a light; pours a thick one finger tan, tight bubbled head, at least once the madly foaming first pour leveled off
S - some dark fruit notes seem faded and overpowered by a stale oxidized aroma and a little ethanol with a hint of acetone
T - tastes pretty oxidized, mildly and unpleasantly lingering sourness/cardboard taste with a bitter turn at the end; not sure if this was a problem with storage (probably, purchased at a liquor store with little craft beer turnover, though it was refrigerated) or a bad bottle from the brewery
M - thin and lacking, not the beer it's supposed to be
D - I finished it, only as a means of trying to figure out what happened to this beer, even though it was more rather than less undrinkable as it warmed, becoming more solventy
03-14-2013 00:38:32 | More by tylerzander
4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
Cloudy amber with a thin head that quickly fades to a slight rim around the glass.
Fruity maple malt aroma bodes well.
Very effervescent , cherry highlighted taste, with a wonderful thick mouth feel that lingers - lip smacking!
Very well balanced aftertaste, with the strong alcohol subtly hidden.
Excellent sipping beer that deserves to be savored. So glad I came back to this one.
03-11-2013 02:15:41 | More by PeterM
4.19/5 rDev -3.2%
An eruption of fizz bursts into the glass with near deafening effervescence. The bubbles erupted to the top of a cloudy, unfiltered, mahogany hue.
The scent is varied with a tangy scent of cranberry and dried fruits. Hints of plum, date and raisin mix with a touch of pear and breadiness. Even bits of maple can be found buried in the diversity.
The taste is tangy and sour with apple, pear and plum. Hints of cherry skirt across the palate as an alcohol warmth spreads through the chest. The feel is a touch sharp on the tongue without an alcohol taste but certainly a feel. The ale slides down the throat with ease and is light on the stomach.
Rochefort 8 is short of 10 in taste alone but still measures up to be an excellent brew.
03-09-2013 00:34:10 | More by KYGunner
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,149 ratings.