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Rochefort Trappist Monastery

Rochefort Trappist Monastery
Trappist "8"

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 9.2%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Rochefort Trappist Monastery
Trappist "8"

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 9.2%
Cloudy sunburst color. Bright aromas of roasted root vegetables, caramelized nuts, and pretzel bread with a glycerous, soft, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-length fruit compote on toast, chocolate, and earth finish. An elegantly balanced and flavorful ale.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Sour & tart
Aroma Aroma: roasted root vegetables, caramelized nuts, and pretzel bread
Taste Flavor: fruit compote on toast, chocolate, and earth
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Baked Ham, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegantly balanced and flavorful ale.
The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
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Belgian Style Strong Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
Belgian style strong ales range in color from medium to dark brown and in alcohol from 8-11%. These beers typically have a fruity Belgian yeast character and a degree of sweetness coupled with a viscous mouthfeel. This category also includes Belgian style quadruples. Better examples of this style strike a seamless balance between rich, sweet malt flavors, alcohol and complex Belgian yeast flavors ranging from banana to dark fruit. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre, Brouwerij Bosteels Pauwel Kwak, La Trappe Quadrupel and Brasserie Dubuisson Freres Scaldis.
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