Rochefort 8 (green cap)

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Type: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
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  • 4.7/5 
  • 9.20% 
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The only thing we know about the recipes, is that water coming from a well inside the monastery walls is used and that some coriander is added in the boiler; two malt- and hopspecies are used; sugar candy is added and the label also specifies 'unmalted grains'.
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  • Dec 24, 2011
    JimBeam1983 (153)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Microbrewery explorer
    4.9
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    330ml bottle served around 15 degrees in a tulip glass:

    Deep brown pour reminding one of prune juice exposing rich cherrywodd highlights. The tanned head feels foamy and onctuous and settles down as a porous layer offering great lacing. The nose is nutty and has a lot going on with sugar cane, roasted malts, plums, dattes and even hickory and some smoke way in the back. The taste also has a lot to offer with a sweet attack from the sugar cane paired with the malts, resulting in a nutty chocolate presence with a subtle alcohol backbone. You get a medium lasting finish with a somewhat woody feature. On the tongue, this fine brew feels foamy as it explodes in your mouth and develops a nice oily texture. This is why I love tasting beer because once in a while you put your hands on a brew that just throws you off your chair (and for a good reason). Simply put, this ale is a must. Merry Christmas people!
  • Sep 9, 2010
    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    4.5
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    [Best served in a Trappist glass]

    Rating: 4.4/5.0

    Poured a unfiltered muddy brown with bits yeast particles floating in it with a large light brown creamy head that had excellent lacing. The aroma was quite intense of sweet chocolate malts and an earthy yeast with notes of molasses, figs and plums. It tasted smooth and sweet with a slight acidic-alcohol flavor in the beginning and ended slightly sweet with hints of chocolate, dried friut and a mild alcohol aftertaste that lasted quite a while. Mouthfeel was medium to full in body and very creamy yet oily in texture with a surprisingly lively carbonation. Overall I can sum it up in one word, YUM!!!!
  • Nov 7, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
    4.4
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    Pours dark brown, with a light tan and creamy head. Tan sediment is present in my glass. Aromas of roasted malts, sweet fruits and Belgian yeast fill your nose. Malt flavor is sweet, bready and nutty. Fruity notes are of plum, golden raisin and fig. The alcohol is well hidden, but still noticeable. Well balanced with a medium body, nice carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Exceptional Trappist ale.