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Trappistes Rochefort 8

Actually I'm a big fan of Trappist beers. I had a Trappist Rochefort. At the beginning I thought that this might be a very good idea to have.

It started with a very stable foam on top of dark brown liquid. The smell was good, found it fruity, sour, little earthy, solvent like and yeasty. This is what I would usually expect from this brewing methods and the high alcohol content.

On the taste side you can feel the strong alcohol, its warming and sweatiness, a too strong carbonation and a little acetic. Back to the carbonation: I would say that it somehow felt like sparkling wine. Which is a little awful for a beer. But anyway this Trappist didn't make a friend in me.


The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
1
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
4.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
2
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
4
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 4.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Tasted beer:

Alc: 9.20% Vol.
Type: Strong Ale
Brewed by: Brasserie de Rochefort
Brewed in: Belgium