Dal9000 (633) - Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Pours light brown with a thick quickly fading white head. Aroma of raisins and bread. Upfront taste of yeasty bread and sweet raisins and spices. Quick finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy 17Beer (352) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Scents of yeast and malt. Pours acloudy cider brown with a huge rocky tan head. Some lacing. Nice flavors of sour apples, lacquer and malt with a lingerig sour finish. Good carbonation. Very nice. hrabren (1186) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 11, 2017
0.33 l bottle. Shared with Višnja 666 and Nikola. Had this one before, but didn’t rate. Murky amber, small off-white head. Dry fruits, apricot, caramel, dusty, yeast, light nuts. Sweet, light alcohol bite. Medium body, creamy texture, light alcohol presence, medium aromatic finish. It is a beer without major flaws, but not very impressive. ghostbeer (215) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Very complex and delicious. Often I find Belgian yeast to be somewhat distractingly earthy, but here, while present, was nicely balanced by the hops and malt. Well carbonated and nuanced; there was something new in each sip. Ritzn (1380) - GERMANY - FEB 8, 2017
Brownish with little white head. Aroma is rum, vanilla, dried phenols, cake dough, very balanced. Taste is very dry, spices, dried fruit bitterness, (dead?) yeasts. Alcohol. Full body with much bubbly carbonation, slightly watery though. Complex and nice.
pencheff (37) - Burgas, BULGARIA - FEB 7, 2017
Amber colour with small white head. Aroma of clove, fruit, toffee, caramel, biscuits. Medium body with pleasant balanced taste, sweet. DraftDodger (1512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2017
Copenhagen 4/2 2017. 33 cl bottle from Meny. Simple off-white label signalling that this is a no-nonsense Belgian Monkish brew with a healthy ABV. Pours hazy light brown with small white head. Head disappears leaving opaque muddy fluid. Aroma is sweet and potent at the same time. Caramel, brown sugar and Belgian yeast coming through. You can’t miss the prominent ABV. As it warms up it only gets more intense. Quite strong carbonation and medium thick palate. Flavor is heavy sweet without becoming cloying. Partly balanced by spicy bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter sweet. Solid bruin. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Cloudy carrot orange color. Fluffy meringue of head. Deep and opaque with floaties all up in it.
The aroma is cloves and tobacco leaf. Lemongrass. There is a hint of peaty smoke in the aroma that that other two Rocheforts don’t have. Much earthier than the other two, with some dry white wine grapeyness. It’s complex and incredible in the nose. As it warms up (which it needs to), it takes on a pruney complexion in the yeast.
The flavor is pipe tobacco, leather, switchgrass. Lots of basement, barnyard funk going on. The smokiness and lapsang tea leaf/tobacco leaf components give it a very grounded balance.
There is a dry feel on the way down the ol’ gullet. This tastes to me like an Old World beer, if such a thing exists. It’s musty and yeast-laden and full of smoke and dry leaves of all kinds (tea, tobacco, tree). Saesenthessis (40) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Pours clear amber. Aroma of some caramel, little sour bread like notes, some sweetnes, bit of fruits, not really intense. Taste of bread, some toasted notes, medium sweetness. Medium to low body, medium carbonation. castor010 (273) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Aromat - kwas chlebowy, marmolada; mało intensywny.
Piana średnia, szybko opada do obrączki.
W smaku podobnie jak w aromacie, kwas chlebowy, marmolada, do tego dojrzałe figi i rodzynki. Początek słodkawy, finisz mocno wytrawny. Nasycenie średnio wysokie.