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Trappistes Rochefort 8
May 24, 2013, 3:43 pm
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24 May 2013

Gigantic bubbly foamy head, dark copper brown with yellowish hue, pretty hazey. Caramel, sweet, burnt, candy. Mellow and relatively dry at the end. Raisins and brandy, a sense of cocoa and vanilla as it warms up. Really pleasant and delicious, not overpowering at all. Really complex. Ranks with Orval as the best Abbey beers I had so far. I found this to be better than Chimay Blue, which lacks a certain finesse.

8 November 2013

Pour: Gigantic, bubbly, thicky, foamy, light-brown head. Body is dark leathery brown.

Nose: Very carbonated, candy, sweet smell. Hint of roasted malt. Predominantly sweet.

Palate: Carbonated, sweet, caramel, dried fruits, raisins, fruitcake, brandy. Foam formed a layer on top of the body, which gave the mouthfeel some texture.

This is my second time tasting the Rochefort 8. I think the Rochefort 10 is my favourite in the lineup: most complex and delicious.

 

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