Trappistes Rochefort Triple Extra

I first got this shipped to me in June 2021 directly from Belgium and before it was available in the US, but have had probably about 6-10 bottles of it since. Let’s get this out of the way immediately. This doesn’t drink like a typical Triple; at least not for me. A mid-golden, slightly hazed pour with an above average creaminess on the head. There’s a lot of depth to the mouthfeel, and it drinks more like a wheat beer in terms of its body. It drinks like a cloud. Yes it is orangey (likely as...

Trappistes Rochefort 10

Additional Notes 01/08 The more I reflect on this, the more I like it and the better it gets with warmth. Very important to let this warm in the glass for 30 minutes IMO. Complexity and flavor dramatically increase in that period, and I see the notes I am used to shine through. Delicious. Original Notes 04/02/05 A pretty good example of how persistence and an open mind can have their rewards. Having tried the 6 and the 8 (neither of which I was especially excited about), I pressed on in the...

Trappistes Rochefort 8

$5.99 33cL bottle, Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. Very similar to the Rochefort 6. A very large head came with this pour, with a significant amount of sediment despite a careful pour. Not sure about that at all. The overwhelming experience here for me is alcohol and that really wasn't to my liking. Like the "6" I found the appearance less than attractive with the dirty brown cloudiness being the overall impression. My wife described the aroma as that of, "Old Barrels", that I...

Trappistes Rochefort 6

Additional Notes 08/23/22 As is sometimes the case, the original notes that I made about this beer are a bit naive to say the least, even if some of they do ring true to this day. My palate has changed a lot in the eighteen years since those words were typed, and Rochefort 6 is now one of my favorite beers. These days it has a strange way of reminding me of a perfect, English Bitter. Yes, I know that sounds nuts, but the creamy nature of the beer that I noted all of those years ago, and the...