Showing posts with label Rochefort. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rochefort. Show all posts

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Trappistes Rochefort 6

Trappistes Rochefort 6

Ratebeer 3.77 97th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +5

Any bottle that reads Rochefort is golden. This is the lightest of the Rochefort numbers and the nose reflects it. There are sweet fruits, rock candy and slight hints of cherries. Every sip delivers a creaminess composed of light nuts, pale fruits which is slightly dry. At the end you are graced with a snap of tartness like sultan raisins.
Aftertaste +1

The slightly dry, tart and fruit sweetness doesn't last too long.

Alcohol Content +1 7.5%

Value +1

Golden, pure golden.

Ingame Enhancement +1

No gaming tonight, just drinking great beer. Yes, I am artificially inflating the score.

Overall 9/10

A strong, light Belgian ale the way it should be; it was sweet, fruity with no yeast.

Rochefort 10
Rochefort 8
Chimay Blue

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rochefort 10 and Believable Privates

Flavius: I watched "Saving Private Ryan" but found the movie quite unbelievable.
Meterman: Critics felt this movie truthfully portrayed the gritty horror that is war.
F: I found it hard to believe that frontline soldiers had perfectly white teeth like Tom Hanks and Matt Damon.

Rochefort 10

Ratebeer 4.33 100th percentile
Beer Advocate A

Taste +5

The nose was oddly faint, but there were little amounts of dark sugar, licorice and herbs. The taste is hard to describe, WOW. Alcohol creeps out of the glass and burns your palate clean; clearing the canvas. Then your taste buds are bombarded with all flavours dark and sweet: black currants, brown sugar, licorice, raisins and plums. There was a tequila like sweetness you could pick out. Every sip gave you a new flavour.

Aftertaste +2

It was not really a coating, but a vapour trail of cassis and black berries.

Alcohol Content +1 11.3%

It was oddly drinkable for a 11% beer.
Value +1

I will always have fond memories of this beer.
Ingame Enhancement +1

This was the last beer of the Seattle session. A great ending to a great night of beer drinking.
Overall 10/10

This an outstanding and complex beer. If I could only drink one more beer, this would be it.

Rochefort 8 and the Stig
La Trappe

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Rochefort Trappistes 8 and the Stig

Flavius: OMFG we have finally hit the big time. A review request by a TV star - The Stig!
Meterman: I don't think that nice guy from the shire is also the anonymous BBC Top Gear star.
F: He must be. I wonder if he will take me for a ride in an Audi R8?
M: I'm sure there will be a vehicle coming to take you away, perhaps a padded wagon?
F: Nice, what should I wear?
M: They will bring a tight fitting jacket with lots of buckles. Definitely a straight cut.

Rochefort Trappistes 8

Ratebeer 4.12 100th percentile
Beer Advocate A

Taste +3

The nose is very ale like; there was only just the slightest hint of malt sweetness and pear/banana. The taste was something different; malt sweetness, fruit and pepper/cloves. At the front of the taste was a nice alcohol tingle with effervescent dark fruits. Don't get me wrong, this is a great beer. I felt the Chimay and Koningshoeven had a fuller body with more flavour.

Aftertaste +1

The flavours quickly faded and left a nice alcohol bite/warmth with apricots. A dry finish.

Alcohol content +1 9.2%

Yup, its a strong Trappistes beer.

Value 0

This was a good beer, but I would get a different style if was in the mood for a Trappist. I think it cost me about $6 for a 330ml bottle at the Cook Street CBAW.

Ingame Enhancement 0

Meh, no game tonight. I'm sure those digital zombies were breathing a sigh of relief. Are digital zombies still the undead? Are they infected with a computer virus?

Overall 5/10

This is a good beer. It was a little more spicy, but not as fruity and blander than the other Trappists.