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Offline erockrph

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Rochefort 8
« on: July 12, 2012, 08:17:51 PM »
I just cracked into a Rochefort 8 a little while ago. At first there was something off I couldn't put my finger on, but as it warmed up it became really clear. There is a huge DMS flavor here. It tastes like someone dumped a can of creamed corn in my beer. Has anyone run into this with the trappist ales before? I've had 2 bottles of Chimay Blue over the past few years where I picked up DMS notes too (although not as much as this Rochefort).

It seems like sacrilege to dump a trappist brew, especially at the price they cost, but I think I might have to. Thankfully I have an Ommegang dubbel in the fridge as backup right now...
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Re: Rochefort 8
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 01:38:30 AM »
That sounds like you got a bad bottle. Rochefort are some of the best trappists out there, next to Orval.
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Rochefort 8
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 06:06:44 AM »
Agree, sounds like contamination, possibly an old bottle.
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Re: Rochefort 8
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 08:24:45 PM »
poor storage or someone ruined the beer in handling dnag thats too bad
but I have heard of places that manage to ruin beer.....
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Re: Rochefort 8
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012, 08:30:13 PM »
It's from (arguably) the best craft-brew store in the state, so I'd like to think that handling at the store isn't an issue. Plus I had a Rochefort 10 the night after from the same trip and it was just fine.
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