Saturday, July 20, 2013

Abbaye Notre-Dame de St. Remy Trappistes Rochefort 8

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Abbaye Notre-Dame de St. Remy Trappistes Rochefort 8.

Commercial description: “Deep brown color; the flavor is vigorous and complex, with firm body to support the strength. The aroma has elusive notes of fresh fruit, spice, leather, and figs.
Great with full-flavored dishes like pate, duck, or wild game; shows well with strong-flavored cheeses. Also wonderful alone as an aperitif. Serve in traditional Rochefort stemmed goblet.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish brown with a large off-white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Raisins, plums, figs, bready malts, Belgian yeast, caramel, toffee, clove, banana and alcohol.
Taste: Raisins, plums, cherries, caramel and roasted malts, spices, Belgian yeast, clove, banana and toffee.
Overall: Rich and creamy, Abbaye Notre-Dame de St. Remy Trappistes Rochefort 8 is a classic Belgian Strong Dark Ale and one I would highly recommend for those who enjoy the style.  At 9.2% ABV a bottle might be enough, but you’ll be left wanting more. 


Mark Harvey

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